24 March 2009

Tuesday's News

Today's Flavors
Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Strawberry Shortcake Angel Food Cake, Georgia Peach and Toffee Coffee.


Today's Special-Cone Day- $2.08($2.27 after tax)
Today in History
1490 Maimonides Mishneh Torah published
1806 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast
1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1837 Canada gives blacks the right to vote
1857 Elisha Otis' 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)
1930 Planet Pluto named
1952 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa
1981 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC

Maimonides was the first person to write a systematic code of all Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah; he produced one of the great philosophic statements of Judaism.The Guide to the Perplexed; published a commentary on the entire Mishna; served as physician to the sultan of Egypt.Maimonides's full name was Moses ben Maimon. Otis demonstrating his elevator.



As a planet, Pluto was a real dog.And that's a bad thing? Everyone knows dogs are better than people. Now scientists say there may be something truly fishy about one the little world's three known moons.

Astronomers have announced they have evidence that, despite the bitterly cold conditions on the edge of the solar system, Pluto's moon Charon may have an underground ocean of liquid water, triggering speculation it could harbour marine life.

The water appears to be spewing up through cracks in the surface, producing spectacular geysers that instantly freeze, creating showers of ice.
.Finally, Ted Koppel was our link to the Iran Hostage Crisis. Every night millions of Americans watched to pray for the American hostages.


Births

1874 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist
1900 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
1944 Patti Labelle, singer (Phoenix, Tasty, Chameleon)
Greatest magician ever. Maybe he can bring Pluto back???

1 comment:

Laurel Kornfeld said...

Pluto IS still a planet. The controversial demotion was done by only four percent of the IAU, most of whom are not planetary scientists, and was immediately rejected by hundreds of professional astronomers led by Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. Many scientists and lay people are working behind the scenes as we speak to overturn the demotion.

And Pluto may very well harbor a subsurface ocean itself!