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May 11th, 2014, 06:36
… Saturday and it's one day after Pibbur came home from a hellish 95F inn Phoenix to a (much more) healthy 10C in Bergen, Norway. (I kept the different scales on purpose). And clouds. And rain. Pibbur is as close to happy as he ever will be (which is slightly unhappy).
1813 – William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition to cross the Blue Mountains. They didn't meet any elves or dwarves.
1820 - The Beagle a-hoy!!!
1889 – An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor. Medals to whom?
1891 – Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Imperial Russia suffers a critical head injury during a sword attack by a japanese policeman. He is rescued by Prince George of Greece and Denmark, which was HIS 15 minutes of fame. Or as Wikipedia says it: "is remembered chiefly for having once saved the life of the future Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II". The epsiode is called the Otsu incident, after an image segmentation (by thresholding) technique developed by Nobuyuki Otsu in the second part of the 20th century.
1927 - The Academy is founded.
1949 – Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second (and last?) time
1987 - First heart-lung transplanatation in Baltimore
1997 - Deep Blue literally pawns Kasparov
pibbur who once again says goodbye to the "Today is" thread, but who also would like to bring hope to the
one of the few
(I know there are at least 2) who enjoy reading his drivel: He'll be
going to Chicago
Hmmm. His popularity seems to increase when he stops "today is". Now 19000 googles is on his side. But I guess you don't need to know that.
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