And Happy Saturday! 🙂
On this day in 1778 English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”
In 1788 the first English settlers arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson.
In 1896 the x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.
In 1911, for the first time, an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.
In 1919 the World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France.
And in 1964 the plans for the World Trade Center in New York were disclosed.
Quote of the Day
“The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”
Seems like it still is.
Today is Heather Payne’s birthday, from PointofGraceMusic.
Today is also the birthday of composer Cesar Cui. From Selecteum des Arts et des Sciences CCU
And it’s the birthday of composer Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier too.