Ridley's Believe It Or Not—July 17, 2014: Totally skunked today on holidays but at least found a few factoids and a quote related to dentistry from Ambrose Bierce for you to enjoy.
1. World Day for International Justice—observed since 2010 to promote the International Criminal Court and the emerging international criminal law.
2. Yellow Pig Day--celebrating at Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics for 34 years to extol the properties of the number 17 and decorate the students’ shirts with yellow pigs.
3. Wrong Way Corrigan Day—commemorating Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan’s flight on this day in 1938 not back to Long Beach, California but to Ireland claiming instrument error.
4. National Peach Ice Cream Day—celebrating one of the great summer ice creams, especially when topped with fresh peaches.
On this day in:
a. 1867 the Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established; it was the first dental school in the U.S. affiliated with a university.
b. in 1955 Disneyland was opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
c. in 1985 the EUREKA Network, a pan European intergovernmental research and development agency was formed by former heads of State Francois Mitterrand of France and Helmut Kohl of Germany.
“Dentist: a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coin out of your pocket.” Ambrose Bierce , 19th Century editorialist, satirist and short story writer
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