Today’s header photo is from Janice.
On this day in 1763 it was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in the United States. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.
In 1830 the “Tom Thumb”, the first locomotive built in America, raced a horse on a nine-mile course. The horse won when the locomotive had some mechanical difficulties.
In 1947 the United States Air Force was established as a separate military branch by the National Security Act.
And in 1965 the first episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” was shown on NBC-TV.
Quote of the Day
“The true measure of a man is how well he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
Today is Kerry Livgren’s birthday. From kansasVEVO
And one more.
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Today is Thursday, so please remember to pray for Jo and the folks in PNG.
¹Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
On this day in 1787 the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
In 1862 the Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing.
In 1911 the first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.
In 1953 Ernie Banks became the first black baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform.
And in 1966 “Mission Impossible” premiered on CBS-TV.
Quote of the Day
“In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation.”
And since I’ve always liked Mission Impossible…. ThePianoGuys, with Lindsey Sterling.
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Today’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for the Gambia.
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¹O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5 How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
Here are the choices for the 4th week of Pickled pigskin Picks. The first game is Thursday night (sorry, Chas) so pick early (7:30pm EDT Thursday). Let’s get to it.
1. #5 Auburn @ #20 Kansas State (Thursday night football in the prairie)
2. #4 Oklahoma @ West Virginia (This is supposed to be the Big 12 game of the week)
3. #14 South Carolina @ Vanderbilt (Hopefully this won’t be as close a call for Chas’ Roosters)
4. Florida @ #3 Alabama (Normally this would be a close game, but the Gators have lost their bite lately)
5. Army @ Wake Forest (For AJ)
6. Rutgers @ Navy (For the rest of us)
7. Southern Illinois @ Purdue (So Chas can pick his alma mater for a win)
8. Louisiana-Lafayette @ Boise State (So Mumsee can pretend she is playing with us)
9. California @ Arizona (For yours truly, though the Bears make it hard for Arizona to BEAR DOWN!)
10. TB: #22 Clemson @ #1 Florida State (Pick the winner and the score)
Remember: This week’s deadline is Thursday @ 7:30pm EDT!!