Welcome to the weekend!
On this day in 1812, during the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian.
In 1881 the founder of “Cubism,” Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain.
In 1955 the microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company.
And in 1962 American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
Quote of the Day
“When in doubt, punt!”
Not many birthdays, so random selections.
Since I missed one of their birthday’s this week… From SwitchfootVEVO
And who doesn’t love some Johnny?
And yes, that’s a rhetorical question. :)
Anyone have a QoD?
Anyone have a request or a praise they’d like to share?
¹I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.
19 In the courts of the Lord‘s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
What’s interesting in the news today?
On this day in 1632 scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals.
In 1901 daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old.
In 1939 nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
And in 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day.
Quote of the Day
“Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions.”
Today is Luciano Berio’s birthday. From, and conducted by, Ronald Zollman.