Did you know… Last Thursday to Sunday


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Metric System? In 1795, the French adopted the metric system as their official measurement system. The United States is the only industrialized country that does not use the metric system as its official system of measurement, although the use of the metric system has been officially sanctioned for use.~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The first time someone said, ‘What are your measurements?’ I answered, ’37, 24, 38 – but not necessarily in that order.'”— Carol Burnett

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Ponce de Leon (1460)? Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer. He led the first European expedition to Florida. He named it La Florida in recognition of the verdant landscape and because it was the Easter season, which the Spaniards called Pascua Florida (Festival of Flowers).~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth – not going all the way and not starting. “— Buddha

Did you know…

… that today is Jenkin’s Ear Day? In 1731, English sailor Robert Jenkins lost his ear when a Spanish ship plundered his ship. England fought the War of Jenkin’s Ear vs. Spain (from 1739 to 1748) over this incident!~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.”— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Did you know…

… that today is Encourage a Beginning Writer Day? On the birthday of newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer (1847), we honor all beginning writers. Celebrate by writing your own stories!~~~

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”— John Steinbeck