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September 23rd, 2013, 02:50
… Sunday. At least where pibbur is staying, and pibbur is at the moment staying in Boston@Massachusetts@US. Or - according to the hotel - Cambridge which of course is not Cambridge as we know it, so he's a little bit confused. But he came to Boston from Amsterdam last Friday, and after spending 1 1/2 hour to get through border control and customs and the Taxi queue it took only 20 minutes to get to the hotel. Anyhow. Pibbur is once again in the US. Which means that once again he's exposed to badly designed toilets. They're to low, and the water level is too high, which implies an increased risk of unfortunate collisions and means that he has to redesign his toilet procedures. And of course test them thoroughly. You don't want bugs when going to the restroom. Why?
Other things? Well, today is National Day in Saudi Arabia. And Celebrate Bisexuality Day - probably not in Saudi Arabia.
1122 - Pope Callixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agrees on something. After which - and you know this is important for roman emperors - he lived for another 2 1/2 years, which - for roman emperors - is quite an achievement.
1338 – The Battle of Arnemuiden, the first naval battle using artillery as the british ship Cristofer was equipped with 3 canons and a hand gun. That didn't impress them (the French) much as they totally pwned he brits.
1641 - 1 billion dollars and 500,000 pieces of eight were lost at sea, never to be found - yet.
1779 – USS Bonhomme Richard led by Led Zeppelin basist pwns the british outside Yourkshire (which apparently IS Yorkshire as we know it).
1806 - Lois and Cl … eh… Lewis and Clark return to St Louis, someting Wikipedia for some reason finds worth mentioning.
1846 - Neptune appeared where predicted. Unlike the other one, which we no longer mention, outside it, this one is still a planet.
1959 - Something ozzian hits Tasmania.
1983 - According to UN there is a country called Saint Kitts and Nevis
1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston strikes out the first eight batters of some weird - since it's american, it's (probably) not cricket- sports game. Which is some kind of record.
1988 – José Canseco joins the 40–40 club. It's sports, but not as we (Europeans) know it.
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