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|1471||The Earl of Warwick, who fought on both sides in the War of the Roses, is killed at the Battle of Barnet with the defeat of the Lancastrians.|
|1543||Bartolome Ferrelo returns to Spain after discovering a large bay in the New World (San Francisco).|
|1775||The first abolitionist society in United States is organized in Philadelphia.|
|1793||A royalist rebellion in Santo Domingo is crushed by French republican troops.|
|1828||The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.|
|1860||The first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Missouri.|
|1894||Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.|
|1900||The World Exposition opens in Paris.|
|1912||The passenger liner Titanic–deemed unsinkable–strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and begins to sink. The ship will go under the next day with a loss of 1,500 lives.|
|1931||King Alfonso XIII of Spain is overthrown.|
|1945||American B-29 bombers damage the Imperial Palace during firebombing raid over Tokyo.|
|1953||The Viet Minh invade Laos with 40,00 troops in their war against French colonial forces.|
|1959||The Taft Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated in Washington, D.C.|
|1961||The first live broadcast is televised from the Soviet Union.|
|1969||The first major league baseball game in Montreal, Canada is played.|
|1981||America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.|
A National Geographic study shows that some of the happiest and longest living people in the world are from Okinawa, Japan. Their average lifespan is seven years longer than ours in North America. They have more 100-year-olds than anywhere else in the world. And you know what they call retirement?Dan Buettner touched on this in his 2009 TED talk about people who live to be 100 year old or even older:
They don’t even have a word for retirement. Literally nothing in their language describes the concept of stopping work completely.
Instead, they have a word called ikigai (pronounced like “icky guy”), which roughly translates to “the reason you get out of bed in the morning.” It’s the thing that drives you the most.
"They have vocabulary for sense of purporse, ikigai ... You know the two most dangerous years in your life are the year you're born, because of infant mortality, and the year you retire. These people know their sense of purpose, and they activate in their life, that's worth about seven years of extra life expectancy."So, what is your ikigai?
…Caen invites tourists to spend an evening at Finocchios, “the far-famed or ill-famed place—depending on your point of view—where ‘female impersonators’ go through their paces, alarmingly disguised in garish wigs, overflowing gowns, and comic-opera false bosoms, all designed to make your visiting maiden aunt from Anamosa, Ia., gasp in delighted disbelief (‘You mean they’re actually men?’). Some of the talent is quite good, and the productions show more imagination than you might expect. Finocchio, incidentally, means ‘fairy’ in Italian.”Read the entire article at Collectors Weekly.
And with that, Herb Caen introduces his readers to San Francisco’s nascent LGBTQ community, which, far more than the hippies, would come to define their city. After all, the struggle for civil rights has always been more compelling than the mere desire to let one’s freak flag fly, however much fun that might be.
Since the reactor was nearing the end of its useful life, the scientists decided to conduct an experiment that was riskier than they’d normally have tolerated. They decided to turn the coolant off while slowly turning the power up, in the hopes of determining what made the reactor act the way it did. They knew there was a risk the core could be destroyed, but they planned to proceed slowly and back off at the first sign of danger.Haroldsen tells the story of what happened that day, and the fallout (so to speak), in a video at Atlas Obscura.
The experiment ended more quickly than they thought it would. The power produced by the reactor started rising and rapidly went off the scales. Haroldsen’s boss yelled to the technician to shut the reactor down.