I’ve noticed that nobody ever really likes to comment on my blog, like, ever. Of course, comment appear to be rare on some of the other blogs I follow too… It just doesn’t make any sense to me. So I’m going to tag the daylights out of this post just to see if I can manage to get even ONE bloody comment. Ciao!
This Day in History for 1st November
Events 1 – 100 of 253
996 – First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the ‘Ostarrîchi Document’
1210 – King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1248 – Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1349 – Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1462 – Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican, Italy 1st exhibited
1570 – All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” 1st presented
1611 – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Tempest” 1st presented
1612 – (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1623 – Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1628 – French king Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
1671 – French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1721 – Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1755 – Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 – Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1776 – Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1783 – Continental Army dissolved; George Washington’s “Farewell Address”
First US President George Washington 1784 – Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
1787 – 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
1802 – Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio to form a state constitutional convention.
1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1834 – 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 – 1st US woman’s medical school opens (Boston)
1849 – Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
1861 – Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 – -8] Averell’s Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 – Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1865 – Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
1866 – 1st Civil Rights Bill passes
1867 – “Harpers Bazaar” publishes
1869 – Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1870 – US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1876 – King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
1876 – New Zealand’s provincial government system is dissolved.
1877 – Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1878 – Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1884 – The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes’s Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
1885 – Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1886 – Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
1889 – North and South Dakota entered the Union as the 39th and 40th states
1894 – Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
Absolute monarch Nicholas II 1894 – Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896 – 1st bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
1901 – Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
1904 – George Bernard Shaw’s “John Bull’s Other Island,” premieres in London
1910 – 1st issue of “Crisis” published by editor W E B Du Bois
1913 – Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1914 – Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
1914 – German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 – Pope Benedictus Xv’s encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
1914 – Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1916 – Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous “stupidity or treason” speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
1917 – In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
1918 – 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 – Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
Baseball Legend Connie Mack 1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones,” premieres in NYC
1920 – American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1921 – National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1922 – Ottoman Empire abolished
1922 – Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1923 – Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1924 – 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 – Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1925 – VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1926 – US Air Commerce Act passes
1928 – 1st celebration of Author’s Day
1928 – Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928 – Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 – Lundy, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
1931 – Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun 1932 – Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1935 – TS Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral,” premieres in London
1936 – Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
1936 – Rodeo Cowboy’s Association founded
1937 – Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan’s Lutheran community (including three women).
1938 – German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
1938 – NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
1938 – Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939 – 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 – 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
1940 – 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 – Dutch “Curfew” forms (12 AM – 4 AM)
1941 – Chetniks attacks Tito’s partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 – Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1942 – 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 – John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1943 – Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1943 – US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1944 – Mary Coyle Chase’ “Harvey,” premieres in NYC
1944 – Zeeuws & Flanders freed
1944 – World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1945 – 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 – Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 – Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck’s right foot is amputated
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Just another day in the life of me
Nothing special, nothing new
Spooky thrills tremble in the night
Children waiting desperately for their fright
I see a vampire in my dreams in the day
In the night I see an angel in his right
Someone somewhere explain my mind
How it is reversed in the day-to-night rites
A shimmer traces trails in my eye
Left-right I look to find tracer of trail
Shimmer again I turn to see
It’s just my reflection staring back at me
I sigh, shaking my head at myself
What sort of life I should have to lead
To wish for something of this sort
Just something to break a normal reality
A twisted or bored mind I wonder
To want normalcy to be the fantasy
And for the fantasy to be the reality
A very bored mind mine has to be indeed