Saturday, July 13, 2013
Fool's Paradise Day
When : July 13th
Fool's Paradise Day is today.
This special day seems a bit like an oxymoron. How can a fool reach, or experience, Paradise? And, how could a place BE Paradise, if fools inhabit the place? We don't know the answers to these important questions. We can only speculate, as we have yet to find the creator of this special day. We will leave the philosophical thought about this day to you the reader.
In the meantime..................
Have a wonderful Fool's Paradise Day!
The Origin of Fool's Paradise Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History July 13th
The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery. (1787)
New York City draft riots: in New York, New York, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history. (1863)
The radio is patented by Guglielmo Marconi. (1898)
The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight. (1919)
The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949. (1923)
Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the "Nixon tapes" to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in. (1973)
New York, New York, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting. (1977)
The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London, England, United Kingdom and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as other venues such as Sydney, Australia and Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. (1985)
Vice President George Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon. (1985)