Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17

Yesterday the sun came out for a couple minutes. It was only the second time the sun showed its face in June this year (in our yard, anyways.) This past weekend the sun came out for approximately five minutes. Most people missed it.

I'm not complaining, mind you, but the forecast was for sun yesterday. I guess we got our hopes up a little. At least it wasn't storming.

Today's top Yahoo searches included Facebook (#1), World Cup (2), Kim Kardasian (3), NBA (4) and Tiffany Thiessen (5). The usual mix... sporting events and celebrities. Yes, Facebook is celebrities. It features You.

Today is the 168th day of 2010. We only have 190 days till Christmas.

It's a day marks several notable events. On this day in 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill took place. The battle actually took place at Breed's Hill, and though a victory for the Brits, it was a costly victory and the seriousness of the Colonialists was established.

Today in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York. The second nicest thing the French ever did for us. (The nicest was helping us win the Revolutionary War.) Thank you, France.

Amelia Earhart's first trans-Atlantic flight was today. If you saw the film, she went as a passenger on that first trip. Flying solo came later. Attempting to circumnavigate the globe became her swan song, though there are some who have argued that Amelia never really disappeared as the history books have recorded. That link is just a little food for thought as we enter a new day.

And look! Here comes the sun!

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