The weekend has arrived! :)
On this day in 1838 the first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA. It was one of the first colleges for women.
In 1904 Hard D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars.
In 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
And in 1979 Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York City.
Quote of the Day
“We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”
Today is Tex Williams’ birthday.
Today is Michael O’Brien’s birthday too.
Anyone have a QoD?
Anyone have a request or praise to share today?
¹Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
It’s Saturday, so you know what that means….
What’s interesting in the news today?
Open Thread Weekend.
On this day in 1485 the War of the Roses ended with the death of England’s King Richard III. He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. His successor was Henry V II.
In 1775 the American colonies were proclaimed to be in a state of open rebellion by England’s King George III.
In 1851 the schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America’s Cup.
In 1906 the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ began to manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sold for $200.
And in 1911 it was announced that Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” had been stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting reappeared two years later in Italy.
Quote of the Day
“It’s nice to feel that you have a purpose.”
H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Today is John Lee Hooker’s birthday.
Today is also Paul Colman’s birthday.
Anyone have a QoD?
It’s Friday, so don’t forget to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the nestlings.
And a Welcome Home! to Mike. :)
¹Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.