Friday, March 22, 2013

Thought for the Day for Friday March 22, 2013, some history and some pictures of Spring around the US

To improve all of our dispositions I've decided to add a few Spring pics to the thought today.

 Boston, Massachusetts March 19, 2013

A couple walk through Central Park after a snowstorm

Hudson Valley Community College on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 

March 5, 2013 in Chicago

Overland Park, Kansas, February 21, 2013

Here's the map for Sunday 3-24-2013

Justice is being served-here's the latest headlines out of Channel 7 in Boston

Punxsutawney Phil 'indicted' over spring forecast-
He'll look great in stripes!!

Here's our Friday March 22, thought for the day

“Some people forget to plant in the spring,
idle away the summer hours
and then expect to reap in the fall.”

Some interesting history for this day courtesy of Wikipedia

1508 – Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 – Jamestown massacreAlgonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population.
1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
1829 – The three protecting powers (United KingdomFrance and Russia) establish the borders ofGreece.
1871 – In North CarolinaWilliam Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
1873 – A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
1943 – World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
1963 – The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.
1978 – Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1982 – NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, 
1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.
2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

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    1. Thanks Ryan, check out these from yesterday :)

      Thanks for the comment :0