The weekend is here! And it’s supposed to be a good one around these parts. 🙂
On this day in 1859, in London, Big Ben went into operation.
In 1889 more than 2,200 people died after the South Fork Dam collapsed in Johnstown, PA.
In 1909 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first conference.
In 1955 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that all states must end racial segregation “with all deliberate speed.”
And in 1962 Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.
Quote of the Day
“There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.”
This morning we’re gonna start with some hippie music for Peter Yarrow’s birthday. Plus it’s a Dylan written song, and he just had a b’day too. 🙂
And it’s Johnny Paycheck’s too.
Anyone have a QoD?
Who has a request or praise they’d like to share?
¹Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
It’s Saturday, so you know what that means…
What’s interesting in the news this weekend?
Open thread, you tell me. 🙂
On this day in 1431 Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
In 1848 W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
In 1883 twelve people were trampled to death in New York City in a stampede when a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing occurred.
And in 1971 Mariner 9, the American deep space probe blasted off on a journey to Mars.
Quote of the Day
“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.”
William Ralph Inge
Today is Benjamin David Goodman’s birthday. And on this day in 1962 he led the first American jazz band to play in the USSR. And yes, I found some footage of it. 🙂
And this is because I’d like to hear something loud today.
Anyone have a QoD?
Anyone have a request or praise they’d like to share?
And it’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.
14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord‘s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.