It’s going to be another scorcher in Chicago today, with high temperatures about 87° F (31° C) with even hotter weather tomorrow. It’s June 26, 2016, and Brisbane, Australia is having a weeklong celebration (photo courtesy of Dr. Michael Turelli, who’s visiting the city):
On this day in 1907, the Tiflis bank robbery, organized by Lenin, Stalin, and their confederates to fund the Bolsheviks, took place, killing 40 people and netting the Reds several million dollars in today’s currency. In 1963, John F. Kennedy gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. I’ve been told that saying “ein Berliner” rather than “Berliner” makes it mean “I am a jelly donut,” but that appears to be wrong. On June 26, 1974, the Universal Product Code was used for the first time, scanning a pack of chewing gum at a supermarket in Ohio. And, in 2015, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have a right to marry.
Notables born on this day include Chesty Puller (1898), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), Chris Isaak (1956), and Derek Jeter (1974). Those who died on this day include Malcolm Lowry (1957), Roy Campanella (1993), and the wonderful Nora Ephron (2012). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is again looking for avian noms:
Hili: I have to go to confession.A: Why?Hili: I’ve sinned against my flying bretheren again.
Hili: Muszę iść do spowiedzi.
Hili: Znowu zgrzeszyłam wobec fruwających braci.
Meanwhile, at Ten Cats, the search continues for a bellhop for Cat’s Inn: