Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25th, thought for the day, a little history for your Monday and a few snowy Spring pics from Missouri

These are some photos taken this morning from my back yard. You know just enjoying an early Spring Monday morning.

Here's our thought for the day brought to us by the memorable Mr. Rogers

[Peace means far more than...]  ”Peace means far more
 than the opposite of war!”
~ Fred Rogers

* Fred Rogers
[Fred Rogers]Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences.

Our history facts are brought to you courtesy of Wikipedia

421  Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
708  Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.
1199  Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.
1306  Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
1409 – The Council of Pisa opens.
1584  Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.
1634 – The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
1655  Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
1802 – The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.
1807 – The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
1807 – The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.1811  Per
cy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1865  American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.1894  Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.
1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.
1941 – The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.
1947 – An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
1948 – The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
1949 – The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.
1957  United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity.
1957 – The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
1965  Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol inMontgomery, Alabama.
1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
1971  – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.
1979 – The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.
1992  Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
1995  WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.
1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.
1996 – The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
2006  Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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