V.24 No.32 | 08/06/2015
The Daily Word in criminalizing teens, armed white men in Ferguson and a woman strolling across the surface of Mars
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 11 2015 12:10 PM ]
Albuquerque teens are opposing a proposed curfew, saying such a law would criminalize being a teenager.
Investigators in Ukraine think they have found pieces of a missile that brought down Flight MH17.
One of the images captured by the Curiosity Rover appears to show a woman walking across the surface of Mars.
Archeologists think they have solved the mystery of the 16th century colonists who vanished from Roanoke.
The paper lobby is losing yet another fight to keep the US Government using paper rather than digital communications and record keeping.
V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
The Daily Word in APD shootings, family photos and band names
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Dec 9 2013 10:45 AM ]
NYC has a new cold weather cockroach.
The Japanese have invented the world’s thinnest condom.
Funny band names of 2013.
You write like a girl.
Enjoy Rebecca Black’s new song “Saturday.”
Get ready for Facebook’s new Sympathize Button.
What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke?
Travel through time with 50 years of toys.
Enjoy the latest batch of awkward family photos.
There were over 35 car crashes in Albuquerque yesterday.
Happy birthday Michael Dorn.
V.19 No.22 |
DayBird - June 4th
By Geoffrey Anjou [ Fri Jun 4 2010 2:02 PM ]
1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, in the New World. They flourish.
1769 – A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history. Guillaume Le Gentil spent eight years travelling in an attempt to observe the transit, his unsuccessful journey led to dysentery, his wife leaving, fortune plundered and being declared dead.
1798 - Giacomo Casanova, Venetian adventurer and teller of tales, dies. All the girlies cry.
1896 - In the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the "Quadricycle," the first automobile he ever designed or drove. The two cylinder engine could produce 4 horsepower, had two gears and no reverse.
1913 – Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies a few days later. On a happier note:
1919 - Congress passes the 19th Amendment!
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. Eight days later, the 19th Amendment took effect.
1968 – Senator Robert Kennedy wins the California democratic Presidential Primary. Kennedy is shot the next day at the Ambassador Hotel, in Los Angeles, California.
1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress, is born. She has tattoos. Russell Brand was also born. I really don’t know who he is. I believe someone mentioned he was funny. I'm still sad about Kennedy.
1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, in what we like to call the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
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