Disclaimer: I do not actually own any form of time machine, nor is access to a time machine implied in this feature. I am, however, curious about history, stories, patterns, and interesting tidbits of many kinds.
It is in that spirit that I share Time Machine Tuesday, a weekly jaunt through history – one Tuesday at a time.
Wikipedia -April 23 in history:
- 1910 – Theodore Rooseveltmakes his The Man in the Arenaspeech.
- 1927 – Turkeybecomes the first country to celebrate Children’s Dayas a national holiday.
- 1932 – The 153-year old De AdriaanWindmill in Haarlem, Netherlandsburns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
- 1945 – Adolf Hitler‘s designated successor Hermann Göringsends him a telegramasking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbelsand Karl Dönitz.
- 1967 – Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) is a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov.
- 1968 – Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York Citytake over administration buildings and shut down the university.
- 1985 –Coca-Colachanges its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
- 1564 –William Shakespeare, English playwright and actor (d. 1616)
- 1621 –William Penn, English admiral (d. 1670)
- 1791 –James Buchanan, American politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
- 1813 –Stephen A. Douglas, American senator (d. 1861)
- 1858–Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
- 1891– Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (d. 1953)
- 1928–Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
- 1936– Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and musician (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988)
- 1939 – Lee Majors, American actor
- 1949 – Joyce DeWitt, American actress
- 1954– Michael Moore, American filmmaker
A fascinating observance:
And, on a more personal note…on April 23, 2012, I posted this:
An excerpt: ~~ There is very little chance of altering the behavior of treatment you receive at the hands of a toxic person. They have already set themselves in a position of power and authority over you, and the relationship is not likely to survive if you insist on a more equitable form of interaction.
During or after time spent with toxic people, you may feel emotionally drained, or less kind and patient than you usually are. You may be exhausted, or find yourself defending your life and choices.
It is likely that, at some point, you will find yourself drawn into a hostile confrontation without really understanding how you got to this point. The most innocent comment can be twisted into a reason for a verbal or even a physical interaction, and you may find yourself wondering what was so horrible about what you said.
The answer is that you may not have said anything horrible. You simply may not yet have realized that you are in the presence of a toxic person, and that toxic people often interpret things through the poison within them.~~
And a bonus, my ROW80 update for this date in 2012.
~~There are so many things that are of greater value than housecleaning. Creative expression, hugs and kisses and tickles and cuddles, putting one’s feet up and enjoying a cool day, feeling peaceful and happy to be just where I am, just now. Bliss. Laughter. Joy. Discovery. Time to ponder. Time to wonder. Time to embrace my own passions, and time to help the children embrace theirs, and Jim his. Time to be kind, and courteous, and generous – to myself and to others. ~~
- Inaugural Time Machine Tuesday: April 9 (shanjeniah.com)
- Wait a While – My 300th Post: ROW80 Update, 4/10/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- The Netherlands by bike and barge (telegraph.co.uk)
- A Favorite Quote – Theodore Roosevelt (arhaik.com)
- The History of Brownies in the United States (berries.com)
- The Man In The Arena (searchinsight.wordpress.com)