Historical happenings

1/18/1778 ~ Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.

1/18/1836 ~ Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders.

1/18/1902 ~ The Isthmus Canal Commission in Washington shifts its support from Nicaragua to Panama as a favored canal site.


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Signs of the times

Reflections on quotidian life

I thought growing old would take longer.

Historical happenings

1/17/1773 ~ Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.

1/17/1893 ~ Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.

1/17/1945 ~ The Red Army occupies Warsaw.

Ponder this

It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how I’m supposed to think.

~ Clarence Thomas

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