1. Korean American Day—celebrating the contribution to this nation of Korean Americans who first arrived here on this day in 1903.
2. National Poetry At Work Day—celebrating the creative genius of poets and why a society is better served with more poets and fewer lawyers: “work may be a rat race/but an ode to the drudgery could efface/ where stress and deadlines loom/ the flowers of iambic tranquility might still bloom.” Alaskanpoet3. 1982 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1982 Physical by Olivia Newton John.
4. National Peach Melba Day—celebrating a great desert made from peaches, vanilla ice cream and raspberry cream supposedly invented by a French chef Auguste Escoffier in 1892 or 93while working at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano Nellie Melba.
5. Untouchables Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1919 of Robert Stack best known for playing Elliot Ness in the TV series The Untouchables.
On this day in
a. 1910 the first public radio broadcast took place with the broadcast of an opera Tavierra rusticana being performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
b. 1968 in a great way to advance rehabilitation of inmates, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison.
c. 1978 the FDA required that all blood donations be labeled paid or volunteers.
d. 2012 in a how not to impress your girlfriend on the shore moment the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank after altering course to be far too close to the shore line; sadly, some 32 passengers were killed.
Reflections on how to choose a cruise ship: “Note to self. Never go on a cruise ship that starts with Costa.” Brody Jenner, actor and son of Bruce Jenner, winner of the Olympic Decathlon in 1976. Running into rocks in this day and age of GPS and incredible navigation means that Brody is as right as rain.
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