Day 295 of the Year Twenty & 13


On this day…

In 362 the Temple of Apollo at Daphne mysteriously burned down. It was probably a time warp and Captain Kirk and Scotty were making him mad, then things got out of control and the Enterprise had to melt it down. Just say’n…

In 1707 thousands of British sailors die when – due to faulty navigation – four British ships run aground off of Sicily.

In 1797 a Frenchman makes the first recorded parachute jump from 1000 metres.

In 1836 Sam Houston is inaugurated as the President of the Texas Republic.

In 1844 a crazy preacher named William Miller and his followers (known as Millerites, seriously) await the Second Coming of Jesus Christ on what they have named as “The Great Anticipation.” Oddly enough, Jesus fails to show up and the next day is known as “The Great Disappointment.”

In 1879 Thomas Edison makes the first incandescent light bulb. It lasts 13.5 hours.

In 1926 J. Gordon Whitehead punches Harry Houdini in the stomach. It eventually will cause Houdini to die.

In 1962 President Kennedy announces a Naval blockade of Cuba in response to the placement of Soviet ICBM’s on the island.

In 1978 Pope John Paul II is inaugurated

Born this day: Daniel Boone (1734); Franz Liszt (1811); Timothy Leary (1920); Jeff Goldblum (1952); 

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

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