Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday April 5th Thought for the Day, a preview for next week and some trivial history for the discriminating palate


Welcome to the April 5th edition of The Reading Frenzy sorry no interview today but stay tuned because next week's line up is GREAT

I'll be giving the details about my online May Book Club featured read Friendship Makes The Heart Grow Fonder and the wonderful author Lisa Verge Higgins will be with us chatting all month. How cool is that

Monday celebrating National Autism Awareness Month I have an interview with Glen Finland and her memoir The Next Step
Then on Tuesday I'll be interviewing Lauren Willig about her new novel The Ashford Affair - Lauren's  author Facebook page is offering a giveaway here are the details
And Wednesday I'll be interviewing Patti Callihan Henry about her new release - And Then I Found You

Here's our Friday thought for the day

“The higher a monkey climbs,
the more you see of his behind.”
~ General Joe Stillwell

General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General known for service in the China Burma India Theater. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname “Vinegar Joe”. Although distrustful of his allies Stilwell showed himself to be a capable and daring tactician in the field but a lack of resources meant he was continually forced to improvise.

And some historical facts of the day courtesy Wikipedia

1081  Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
1242 – During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
1566 – Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrik van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands. The Inquisition is suspended and a delegation is sent to Spain to petition Philip II.
1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
1621 – The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.
1722 – The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
1792  U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
1804  High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
1900 – Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
1904 – The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
1942  World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean Raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
1943 – World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
1944 – World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans
1945  Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip "Tito" Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1946 – Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
1949  Fireside Theater debuts on television.
1951  Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
1956  Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
2009  North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
2010 – Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

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