Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marking time: yesterday and today

Good Day World!

Today is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this day in history:

Last year - Guinness World Records stated that the Richards family in Canberra, Australia set the world record for having the most Christmas lights with over 500,000 lights around their home.

2009 - Wikileaks published 9/11 pager messages: The unfolding story of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is being given to the public with more than 500,000 intercepted pager messages (many from US officials) published online in the order in which they were sent.

1980 - “No more!” -Sugar Ray Leonard regains the welterweight championship when he defeats Roberto Duran in the eighth round. Duran just stopped fighting and turned his back as the ref asked him if he could still fight. His reply has become infamous, “No maus!”

1963 - Assassinated President John F Kennedy funeral takes place in Washington DC with over 800,000 mourners lining the streets standing in silence. The funeral was attended by statesmen representing counties around the globe. The service was held in St Matthew's Cathedral and the president was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery with a 21 gun salute.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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