It’s Tuesday, May 24, and a series of violent thunderstorms are on their way to Chicago. Fortunately, I don’t have to fly anywhere for ten days ( I travel then to Boston and Cambridge MA for a week). On this day in history, in 1830, Sarah Josepha Hale published the song “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. In 18244, Samuel Morse sent the first ever telegraph message from Washington, D. C. to Baltimore, Maryland; the contents were “What hath God wrought” (Numbers 23:23). On May 24, 1935, the first night game in major league baseball was played in Cincinnati, with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. And, in 1976, this day saw the famous “Judgment of Paris,” in which a blind tasting of California and French wines saw an American wine win in both the red and white categories, enraging the French but establishing American wines as worthy of international respect.
Those born on this day include Queen Victoria in 1819 (yesterday was Victoria Day in Canada), and Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) in 1941, making him 75 today. How the years have flown! Those who died on May 24 include Duke Ellington in 1974. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili shows her Jewish nature (her name means “She’s mine” in Hebrew) with her dolorous musings:
Hili: Life is like a flower.
A: And you mean by that…?
Hili: In time it wilts.
Hili: Życie jest jak kwiat.
Ja: To znaczy?
Hili: Z czasem więdnie.
Lagniappe: a tw**t from Emergency Kittens showing a naughty fluffball. You can see all four photos by going to the original tw**et (click on image below):
And, from reader jsp, an ancient cartoon of an Egyptian cat god: