Folks think Missouri and Kansas,
my birthplace and current homes,
folks think this is flyover country,
no big deal,
certainly no person or thing
so powerful as to inspire fear.
How many folks
have ever used
Harry S. Truman,
a man from Missouri.
in modern times,
did a runaway pandemic
sweep the whole world,
killing tens of millions?
And that flu virus originated
More annual events,
An estimated one third of the world’s population (or
≈500 million persons) were infected and had clinically
apparent illnesses (1,2) during the 1918–1919 influenza
pandemic. The disease was exceptionally severe. Case fatality
rates were >2.5%, compared to <0.1% in other
influenza pandemics (3,4). Total deaths were estimated at
≈50 million (5–7) and were arguably as high as 100 million
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here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.
I'm posting events,
Chase's Calendar of events,
until further notice.
Plus a few items,
selected from other sources,
if I take time
to do so.
This is my new,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:
Here we go:
March 11, 2014
Johnny Appleseed Day: death anniversary of John Chapman (1774-1845)
Organize Your Home Office Day
In 1918, the first cases of Spanish influenza were reported in the US at Fort Riley, KS--the start of a pandemic that took the lives of 500,000 Americans. Worldwide, the pandemic killed 1 percent of the global population by 1920--22 million people.
10 years ago, in 2004, ten terrorist bombs exploded on four commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and injuring 1,800.
In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that caused widespread damage and destruction. The dead and missing were estimated at 24,500.
Birth anniversary of bandleader, accordionist, TV star Lawrence Welk (1903-92).
Happy Birthday! Sam Donaldson, Bobby McFerrin, Rupert Murdoch, Antonin Scalia
March 12, 2014
1888: a devastating blizzard hit the northeastern US and more than 400 people died.
1912: the Girl Scouts of the USA was founded.
1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the first of his Sunday evening “fireside chats” to the American people.
1938: Germany invaded Austria.
20 years ago, in 1994: the Church of England for the first time ordained women.
Birth anniversaries of astronomer Simon Newcomb (1835-1909); Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey (1881-1938); Beat author Jack Kerouac (1922-69); Mercury astronaut Wally Schirra (1923-2007) and Charles Boycott, whose name became part of the English language (1832-97).
Happy Birthday! Edward Albee, David Daniels, Aaron Eckhart, Barbara Feldon, Marlon Jackson, Al Jarreau, Liza Minnelli, Darryl Strawberry, James Taylor, Andrew Young.
March 13, 2014
World Kidney Day. See www.worldkidneyday.org
Good Samaritan Involvement Day
Smart & Sexy Day
(this is every day, for some of us)
Deaf History Month begins (Mar 13-Apr 15).
Clarence Darrow Death Commemoration, Jackson Park, Chicago, IL.
In 1781, Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus.
In 1887, Chester Greenwood of Maine received a patent for earmuffs.
In 1961, Mattel introduced the Ken Carson doll—a boyfriend for Barbie.
50 years ago, in 1964, Catherine Genovese was stabbed to death in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, NY. The murder became infamous when it appeared (and was reported by the media) that neighbors did not immediately respond to her cries for help.
40 years ago, in 1974, oil-producing Arab countries agreed to lift their five-month embargo on petroleum sales to the US.
In 2013, Argentine cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is the first pope from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Jesuit.
100th birth anniversary of WWII aviator and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare (1914-43). For whom O'Hare International Airport is named.
Birth anniversary of astronomer Percival Lowell (1855-1916).
Happy Birthday! Charo, Adam Clayton, Dana Delany, Glenne Headly, Emile Hirsch, William H. Macy, Neil Sedaka.
March 14, 2014
Pi Day: a day to celebrate pi—the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (3:14).
150th birth anniversary of legendary railroad engineer Casey Jones (1864-1900).
Birth anniversary of Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
(I didn't know he died the year I was born.)
(Maybe his genius jumped into me, and that's why I'm so smart!)
In 1950, the FBI instituted the “10 Most Wanted” list.
Happy Birthday! Frank Borman, Michael Caine, Tom Coburn, Billy Crystal, Rick Dees, Bobby Jenks, Quincy Jones, Grace Park, Rita Tushingham.
March 15, 2014
Ides of March
National Quilting Day. See www.nqaquilts.org
Save the Florida Panther Day (Florida)
Maine: Admission Day (1820)
Norway: Birkebeinerrennet, Rena and Lillehammer. Since 1932, ski marathon of 54 km between the cities of Rena and Lillehammer in which competitors carry a backpack of 3.5 kg—commemorating the 1206 rescue by skiers of infant prince Haakon Haakonsson. See www.birkebeiner.no
Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC.
Birth anniversary of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th president of the US.
In 1972, The Godfather premiered. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, and won for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Happy Birthday! Fabio, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judd Hirsch, Eva Longoria, Mike Love, Mark McGrath, Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Sly Stone
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