On this date in 1795, Belgium was conquered by France. In 1847, Siemens AG was founded. In 1869 Austria issued the world's first postcards. In 1880, John Philip Sousa became the leader of the US Marine Band. In 1880, the first electric lamp factory was opened by Thomas Edison. In 1890, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks were established by the US Congress. In 1891, Stanford University was opened. In 1908, the Model T was put on the market by Ford for $825. In 1949, the People's Republic of China was declared by Mao Zedong. On this date in 1957, "In God We Trust" first appeared on U.S. paper currency. In 1962, the Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson first aired. In 1969, the Concorde supersonic transport plane broke the sound barrier for the first time. In 1971, Walt Disney World opened near Orlando, Florida. In 1979, the United States returned ownership of the Panama Canal to Panama. And on this date in 1982, the EPCOT Center opened at Walt Disney World.
Happy Birthday William Boeing (1881-1956), Jimmy Carter (1924), William Rehnquist (1924-2005), Randy Quaid (1950). RIP E. B. White (1985).
"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." Ayn Rand
"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before 'to test your limits' …to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anaïs Nin
"Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue." Eugene O'Neill
"A man is only as happy as he decides to be." Abraham Lincoln
Sketches Brought to Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRoXX8gLWDc New black & white HDR video look like an artist's sketches brought to life!
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