Friday: Hili dialogue

September 15, 2023 • 6:45 am

Welcome to Friday, September 15, 2023: the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Posting will be either truncated or delayed today as I’m spending the morning at Yad Vashem outsid Jersalem, which will take much of the day. But later I have a big photo post of my second visit to the Old City.  Stay tuned, and here’s Hili:

Sarah: What are you thinking about?
Hili: I wonder whether there is something tasty in the fridge.
In Polish:
Sarah: O czym myślisz?Hili: Zastanawiam się, co smacznego jest w lodówce?

8 thoughts on “Friday: Hili dialogue

  1. Well, I’ve never encountered a Hili Dialogue without comments before. That can’t stand.

    I’m almost always way late to the party, as (1) I’m a nightowl and (2) I use an RSS reader and read its entries (including WEIT posts) in chronological order.

    PCC(e), I’m glad to read that your Israel trip is going well. I’ve been enjoying your posts and learning quite a lot. I look forward to your big post.


    1. We often get truncated Hili Dialogues when Jerry is out and about. It’s nothing to be concerned about.

      I also read the web site through an RSS reader, but I would encourage you to click through to the article on the web site if you find it interesting. Your visit doesn’t show up in the stats otherwise.

      1. Hi Jeremy. I always click through to the actual post, for the reason you mention. I recommend that those people who are subscribers, and thus get notice of new posts via email, click through to the actual posts as well, for the same reason.

  2. On this day:
    1440 – Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.

    1812 – The Grande Armée under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.

    1830 – The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens; British MP William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway passenger fatality when he is struck and killed by the locomotive Rocket.

    1835 – HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.

    1916 – World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.

    1935 – Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.

    1940 – World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Luftwaffe launches its largest and most concentrated attack of the entire campaign.

    1948 – The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).

    1954 – Marilyn Monroe’s iconic skirt scene is shot during filming for The Seven Year Itch.

    1959 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.

    1962 – The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    1963 – Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed in the bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

    1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

    1968 – The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

    1978 – At the Superdome in New Orleans, Muhammad Ali outpoints Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times.

    1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    1981 – The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

    2008 – Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

    2020 – Signing of the Bahrain–Israel normalization agreement occurs in Washington, D.C., normalizing relations between Israel and two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

    1254 – Marco Polo, Italian merchant and explorer (d. 1324).

    1649 – Titus Oates, English minister, fabricated the Popish Plot (d. 1705).

    1789 – James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (d. 1851). [Yesterday I marked the anniversary of his death, although I posted the list very late.]

    1857 – Anna Winlock, American astronomer and academic (d. 1904).

    1886 – Paul Lévy, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1971).

    1889 – Robert Benchley, American humorist, newspaper columnist, and actor (d. 1945).

    1890 – Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1976).

    1894 – Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979).

    1907 – Fay Wray, Canadian-American actress (d. 2004).

    1913 – Bruno Hoffmann, German glass harp player (d. 1991).

    1915 – Al Casey, American guitarist and composer (d. 2005).

    1918 – Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015).

    1918 – Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (d. 2005).

    1922 – Jackie Cooper, American actor (d. 2011).

    1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.

    1946 – Oliver Stone, American director, screenwriter, and producer.

    1951 – Fred Seibert, American television producer, co-founder of MTV.

    1977 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author.

    1977 – Sophie Dahl, English model and author.

    1977 – Tom Hardy, English actor, producer, and screenwriter.

    Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations:
    1595 – John MacMorran, Baillie of Edinburgh, shot by rioting high school schoolchildren.

    1750 – Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (b. 1690). [Son of the more famous Johann Pachelbel, composer of the popular Canon in D, he was one of the first European composers to take up residence in the American colonies, and was the most famous musical figure in early Charleston, South Carolina.]

    1859 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English architect and engineer, designed the Great Western Railway (b. 1806).

    1893 – Thomas Hawksley, English engineer (b. 1807).

    1978 – Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and academic, designed the Messerschmitt Bf 109 (b. 1898).

    1983 – Prince Far I, Jamaican DJ and producer (b. 1944).

    1985 – Cootie Williams, American trumpet player (b. 1910).

    1989 – Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (b. 1905).

    2004 – Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948).

    2006 – Raymond Baxter, English television host and author (b. 1922).

    2008 – Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1943).

    2010 – Arrow, Caribbean singer-songwriter (b. 1949).

    2013 – Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944).

    2017 – Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (b. 1926).

    2019 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (b. 1944).

Leave a Reply