Astronomy

It’s summer, well not until tomorrow at 0607 EDT.

HAPPY SOLSTICE
The seasons are changing. At 6:07 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 21st, the sun will reach its highest point on the celestial sphere, marking the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere. Spaceweather.com will celebrate the solstice by launching a cosmic ray balloon from the north island of New Zealand. Stay tuned for updates from the winter stratosphere and, where ever you live, Happy Solstice!

Just think, it’s only 90 days until cooler, less humid days are here, hay fever time is over and you can live without the A/C.

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Historical happenings

6/18/1815 Napoleon Bonaparte of France is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.

6/18/1873 ~ Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.

6/18/1983~ Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

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Historical happenings

6/17/1872 George M. Hoover begins selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas–a town which had previously been “dry.”

6/17/1913 ~ U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.

6/17/1930~ The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill becomes law, placing the highest tariff on imports to the United States.

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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.

~ Voltaire

A good deal in elections


Our former Gov took a kick to the kishkas as he lost his SC House seat. A RINO and prevaricator of some renown, decided to bad mouth Trump, who tweeted a riposte dealing his that punch.

Sanford’s only worth was in the last election, where he kept Stephen Colbert socialist sister from gaining that seat.

Ta-ta bunghole.

Historical happenings

6/14/1789 Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.

6/14/1942 ~ The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.

6/14/1982~ Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.