How are those brackets after day one of the official start of March Madness?
Thursday March 21st thought for the day
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
~ Ansel Adams
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park.
Here's some history for today courtesy of Wikipedia
537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at thePraenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius.
1800 – With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.
1821 – Greek War of Independence: First revolutionary act in the monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta.
1871 – Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
1919 – The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
1935 – Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means "Land of the Aryans".
1937 – Ponce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-year-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
1943 – Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.
1946 – The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the American football since 1933.
1960 – Apartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.