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Marooned Without a Compass Day


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Marooned Without a Compass Day



When : Always November 6th

Marooned Without a Compass Day is today. Which direction will you take today?

How is your sense of direction? Do you often find yourself going around in circles? Do you feel hopelessly lost? Do you know where you are? If any of these questions describe your current state of being, then you are in tune to this special day.

As a Boy Scout leader, this author sees this special day as no problem at all. We'll just navigate the day (and night) by the position of the sun and the stars. We'll use our orienteering skills. And, we will check the trees for moss..... moss grows on the shaded, north side of a tree trunk.

Viewed in another way, being marooned without a compass for a day could be a good thing. Our busy life styles seldom leaves time to relax. We can just kick back and enjoy being marooned. Tomorrow, we can head east when the sun rises. In the meantime, I think I see a shady tree.....



Happy Marooned Without a Compass Day!!!



Origin of Marooned Without a Compass Day:
We did not find any information on who created Marooned Without a Compass Day, or when this special day was first celebrated.

This Day in History November 6th

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núńez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas. (1528)

Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle. (1632)

Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. (1789)

American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America. (1861)

American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels. (1865)

In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game. (1869)

Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa. (1913)

World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium. (1917)

Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority. (1934)

Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers. (1935)

Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie. (1935)

World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near. (1941)

World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings. (1943)

Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. (1944)

Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948). (1947)

Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation. (1962)

Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam. (1963)

Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program. (1965)

The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians. (1971)

Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record. (1986)

The last burning Kuwaiti oil field is extinguished. (1991)

Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts. (1995)

An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 7 and injuring 150. (2004)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PMAY0313 11/6/2013 12:55PM

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MARTYLYNN1 11/6/2013 12:54PM

    Thank you for today's history lesson!

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HANSBRINK 11/6/2013 12:13PM

  "Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas. (1528) "

Did Cabeza de Vaca have a compass?

thanks for the history tidbits.

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COMEONMA 11/6/2013 9:50AM

    Happy day to you too!

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EMILY0724 11/6/2013 8:31AM

    I never knew! How interesting and fun.

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