The number sat there in front of me, neither scolding, nor taunting my brain. 17, 167… 2452 weeks, 3 days on a planet I still did not fully understand. There were too many, nonsensical moments, and examples of really less than intelligent choices that needed to be catalogued…then again maybe not.
I tend to dwell on things or events…not in a morbid fashion but I look for connections that might seem meaningless to anyone else…
but here are just a few things that have happened on March 28th that I find unique…and in some small way effect how I react (or think) to my surroundings and the subjects I write about. This list is not comprehensive…events I find boring or very trivial (never mind what they might be) were omitted. This list (and many others) can be found at [link]
196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
193 - Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
364 - Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
845 - Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
1329 - Pope John XXII issues his 'In Agro Dominico' condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1513 - Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1535 - Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed
1556 - Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556 - Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1599 - Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
1613 - The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
1625 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
1642 - The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
1668 - English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1708 - English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
1709 - Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
1713 - Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar
1721 - France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
1738 - English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1758 - Battle at Emmerich: British army floats around France the Rhine
1774 - Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1776 - Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
1782 - Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1790 - The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England
1794 - The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1794 - Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
1794 - Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
1794 - Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
1795 - Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
1796 - Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
1797 - Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1799 - NY State abolished slavery
1802 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
1802 - Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
King of England King Charles I 1808 - Joseph Haydns oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
1804 - Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
1809 - Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama
1836 - 1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland Ohio)
1841 - 1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
3rd Roman Emperor Caligula 1834 - Senate censure Pres Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
1844 - Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio," premieres in Madrid
1845 - Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
1848 - John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1849 - Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
1854 - During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia
1855 - Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1859 - 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
1860 - M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
1860 - First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
1862 - Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1863 - President Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
1884 - 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
1865 - Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
1866 - 1st ambulance goes into service
1866 - Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1866 - Pres Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amend
1868 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
1871 - 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
1871 - SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
1879 - Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
US President & General Andrew Jackson 1881 - Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
1881 - Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1885 - US Salvation Army officially organized
1891 - 1st world weightlifting championship held
1896 - The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
1902 - 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1905 - Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
1910 - 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1913 - Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1917 - Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1917 - Puccini's "La Rondine," premieres in Monte Carlo
1920 - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
1920 - Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
1890 - A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
1906 - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1910 - Fire during a barn-dance in Ă–kĂ¶ritĂłfĂĽlpĂ¶s, Hungary, killed 312
1912 - 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
1914 - 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1918 - Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
1920 - Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
1924 - Canada recognizes USSR
1924 - New French government of PoincarĂ© begins
1928 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
1928 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1928 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1929 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1929 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1930 - 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
1931 - Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
1931 - John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
1932 - De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
1933 - Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1933 - Japan leaves League of Nations
1933 - Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
1936 - WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
1937 - Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
1938 - The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
1939 - 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
1940 - Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1941 - Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
1941 - Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
1941 - Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
1942 - -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
1942 - Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1Â˝ hour forward
1942 - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
1943 - Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
1943 - Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
1943 - US begins assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia
1944 - 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1944 - 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
1944 - 40 Jewish policemen in Riga Latvia ghetto are shot by the gestapo
1944 - Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
1945 - 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
1945 - British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
1945 - DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
1945 - Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
1945 - Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
1945 - Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed
1945 - US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
1945 - World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
1948 - The Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald 1950 - Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)
1950 - Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 - WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
1951 - Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
1952 - Failed assassination attempt of German Chancellor Adenauer
1952 - Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1953 - 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut Ohio
1955 - 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
1955 - Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
1955 - WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - French commandos land in Algeria
1956 - US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
1957 - 29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days," Bergman, Brynner win
1958 - CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 - Havana Hilton opens
1958 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier & 1st sect of Communist Party
1960 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
1961 - Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
1961 - Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1961 - Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
1962 - Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
1962 - Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
1962 - Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
1963 - Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
1964 - 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
1964 - Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
1964 - Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1964 - UN troops arrive on Cyprus
1966 - Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
1966 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
1968 - Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
1968 - Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
1969 - Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
1969 - Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
1970 - Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - 33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
1972 - Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
1972 - Venera 8 launched to Venus
1973 - Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
1973 - Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
1973 - 45th Academy Awards - "Godfather," Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
1976 - Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
1976 - Washington DC underground Metro opens
Actor Marlon Brando 1977 - 583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
1977 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1978 - 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
1978 - Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
1978 - Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
1979 - Supreme Court rules, 8-1, cops can't randomly stop cars
1979 -a partial nuclear meltdown which occurred in one of the two United States Three Mile Island nuclear reactors in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history (at the time) The partial meltdown resulted in the release of small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment. Due to the release being small, the accident has not been linked to a single cancer fatality. (side note to this one: I have had an odd personal attachment to this event since it happened… (yeah, a bit strange but keep in mind who is writing this as well…) I call it –Three Mile Island Day-
which also happens to fall on my own birthday...(morbid, perhaps...weird(ish)? pretty obvious)...but i digress. If that's not strange enough for you, my sons' birthday falls on April 26th (actual year not relevant ) which also commemorates April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine (then officially Ukrainian SSR), which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. The explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history…to date. ([link]) Why do I find this strangely relevant? Really cannot give you a concise or logically coherent answer…only that these events and biological ties seem related in some way…
and wonder if this particular trend will continue exponentially in the same manner with his own eventual offspring. (yeah, I could go on, but I'll save that for another day)
1980 - "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
1980 - "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980 - Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
1980 - Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
1980 - The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
1981 - John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in UK
1982 - Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
1982 - Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
1983 - 13th Easter Seal Telethon
1983 - Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in NYC
1984 - Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
1985 - Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1986 - Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
1987 - President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
1988 - Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1989 - 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
1989 - Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1990 - Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
1990 - NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
1990 - The United States begins broadcasting TV MartĂ to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
1991 - New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
1991 - Scotty Bowman & Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1992 - Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
1993 - Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
1994 - 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
1994 - Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
1994 - The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
1995 - 67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
1996 - "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
1997 - "Young Man From Atlanta," opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
1997 - 39 cult memebers in California commit mass suicide (Hale-Bopp)
1997 - Martin Luther King's son meets with James Earl Ray
2000 - Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
2002 - Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
2004 - HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
2006 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
2009 - Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
Other notable events have obviously taken place since 2009 to the present (that being 2013 (respectfully)
But I'll have to add them later since Friday 29th is about 5 minutes away and I need to get some sleep.
But I can add this event since it is a fairly reliable occurrence...and it's one I particularly like.
2134 - 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
Nuff' said for now.