ON THIS DAY

It was on this date in 1514 that Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn.
  • He thought they were quite roomy and economical with a fairly smooth ride.
  • He wrote, "While it hasn't been invented yet, some day, it will be a nice car with great gas mileage and a decent warranty."
  • While the planet didn't look very familiar, it did have a nice ring to it.

In 1564 that a group of colonists landed at what became the first settlement in the new world called "Jamestown." What an amazing sight. To get off a ship and see a place without buildings, without roads, without taxes.

On this date in 1607, an expedition of English colonists, including Captain John Smith, went ashore at Cape Henry, Virginia, to establish the first permanent English settlement in the New World. A local chief supposedly remarked, "Well, there goes the neighborhood!'

John Audubon was born on this date back in 1785. Each of us become famous for one thing or other during our time on this earth and in John's case, life gave him the bird.

On this date in 1880, scuba gear was demonstrated for the very first time. Years later, once they felt it was safe, it was demonstrated in the water. Although, there was a rude guy in the back of the room who kept snorkeling.

In 1981, the indoor distance record for throwing a Frisbee was set at 316 feet.
  • It would have gone even further if that dog hadn't come out of nowhere and grabbed it.
  • It would have probably gone further but it got close to the ground and the guy's dog grabbed it out of the air.
  • It was also the first time anyone ever heard a dog speak English, when it said, "Get it yourself!"


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