Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thought for the day by Ansel Adams plus a little history to enrich your day

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.
1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1413 – Henry V becomes King of England.
1788 – A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
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.
1814 – Napoleonic WarsAustrian forces repel French troops in the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube.
1821 – Greek War of Independence: First revolutionary act in the monastery of Agia LavraKalavryta.
1857 – An earthquake in TokyoJapan kills over 100,000.
1871 – Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
1913 – Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
1918 – World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
1919 – The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
1925 – The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.
1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
1933 – Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
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 PoncePuerto 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 – ApartheidMassacre in SharpevilleSouth Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
1963 – Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
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.
1989 – Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.

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  1. Happy Friday Debbie..we are going to get 6 inches of snow tomorrow and another 6 on Sunday..i want my flip-flops!

    1. OMG Kim, do you think we'll ever get to wear them this year :)