Woke to the blue screen of ARGH and then the black screen of EEK before realizing the stupid laptop was acting up b/c... drumroll... last time Windows updated, it reset to default settings and I forgot to reset the one about "turn on to update at any time" BS. *headdesk*
Meanwhile, the cats are chasing one another in between snorting a pile of paper in which they're certain I hid treats. (Nope. That was yesterday. Hope springs almost as eternal as cat hair.)
Today in 1776, the Continental Congress set up a committee to write what we know now as the Declaration of Independence, which went through several drafts and had input from more than just Thomas Jefferson *despite* what history books like to claim. It's easier to say "Jefferson wrote it" than to admit "and some other folks helped out" (or didn't, as one's politics of the time demanded).
in 1793, amidst the upheavals of the various French revolutions following the big one of 1789, the first public zoo opened in Paris, France.
And in 1801, the North African state of Tripoli (cue Marines "from the halls of Mon tezuma to the shores of Tripoli" here) declared war on the young US. Basically, priates of the MEditerranean were messing up shipping, and enough was enough and so forth and so on and Tripoli, btw, derives from Greek for "Three Cities". You're welcome.
In 1909, the Cunard liner SS Slavonia (weird name for a ship, IMHO) wrecked on/off the Azores and used the SOS signal for the first time. No, not Titanic. Slavonia. Not nearly as romantic, I know. Sorry.
And today in 1948, test pilot Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound, kaboom! And lived, which was the relevant point. Ahem.
Have a good Monday! :-)
What basic thing(s) that most people seem to be able to do, are you unable to master (or even just get a rudimentary ability to do) no matter how much you practice?
Here's hoping there are no weird errors online or in life. And to keep it short b/c I only woke up at 9 AM after being up till 3 AM...GROUP HUG!