Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Success, they say, has many fathers. One event, said to have raised the spirit of Renaissance, happened on this day in 1336 when Petrarch claimed he climbed Mont Ventoux with his brother. The claim was made in a six thousand word letter he wrote almost fifteen years after the event, claiming he had composed the letter as he went on his journey. At the peak, he opened Augustine and read "People are moved to wonder by mountain peaks, by vast waves of the sea, by broad waterfalls on rivers, by the all-embracing extent of the ocean, by the revolutions of the stars. But in themselves they are uninterested." Regardless of the voracity of the claim, the renaissance is real. People nowadays climb mountains just for the view. 

Today is the birthday of Shakespeare, Marcus Aurelius, Marie de Medici, Wittgenstein, Jessica Lynch and Jet Li. Today is the date that includes the last moments of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Count Basie and Lucille Ball. Today is the day the White House announced the G7 agreed to move swiftly in applying sanctions to Russia over claims by Ukraine that Russia wants a world war. It will be a long time before the truth of the situation is known, but prima facie, Putin did a deal with Obama allowing Russia to seize part of Ukraine. It looks like Ukraine secret agents are killing people so as to smear Russia in retaliation. For world peace, it would be good for Obama to step aside. Because, after climbing Mont Ventoux, one goes down. 
Historical perspectives on this day 
In 1336, Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascended Mont Ventoux. 1478, the Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence. 1564, Playwright William Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England(date of actual birth is unknown). 1607, English colonists made landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia. 1721, a massive earthquake devastated the Iranian city of Tabriz.

In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte signed a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually consolidate his own rule. 1803, thousands of meteor fragments fell from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist. 1805, First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon. 1865, American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states. Also 1865, Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.

In 1903, Atlético Madrid Association football club was founded 1923, The Duke of York wedded Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey. 1925, Paul von Hindenburg defeated Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic. 1933, the Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established. 1937, Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe. 1942, Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo left 1549 Chinese miners dead. 1943, the Easter Riots broke out in Uppsala, Sweden. 1944, Georgios Papandreou became head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt. Also 1944, Heinrich Kreipe was captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete. 1945, World War II: Battle of Bautzen: Last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht. Also 1945, World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army were liberated in Baguio City and they fought against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

In 1954, the Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, began. 1956, SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas. 1958, final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. 1960, forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigned after twelve years of dictatorial rule. 1962, NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashed into the Moon. 1963, in Libya, amendments to the constitution transformed Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allowed for female participation in elections. 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania. 1965, a Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario was shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting. 1966, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroyed Tashkent. also 1966, a new government was formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye. 1970, the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force.

In 1981, Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performed the world's first human open fetal surgery. 1982, fifty-seven people were killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. 1986, a nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. 1989, the deadliest tornado in world history struck Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless. Also 1989, People's Daily published the People's Daily editorial of April 26 which inflamed the nascent Tiananmen Square protests 1991, seventy tornadoes broke out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak). 1994, China Airlines Flight 140 crashed at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board. 2002, Robert Steinhäuser infiltrated and killed 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot. 2005, under international pressure, Syria withdrew the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).
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For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball

Or the US President at
https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-change-this-injustice#
or
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-injustice-faced-david-daniel-ball-after-he-reported-bungled-pedophile-investigation-and/b8mxPWtJ or http://wh.gov/ilXYR

Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed

Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.


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Happy birthday and many happy returns Lisa Le and Vinh Nguyen. Born on the same day, across the years. The same day as Chernobyl nuclear reactors went steaming explosive in the worst radiation disaster since the Japanese Tsunami caused a radiation leak killing no one. The same day as Marcus Aurelius and William Shakespeare. You are that awesome.
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