It’s a three-day weekend in the U.S., with tomorrow being the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, when we happily separated ourselves from a country that ultimately voted for Brexit. On this day in 1775, George Washington took command of the revolutionary forces, the Continental Army. On July 3, 1844, the last pair of great auks was killed, and in 1996, twenty years ago, the Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland from Westminster Abbey; it now resides in the castle at Edinburgh.
Notables born on this day include George M. Cohan (1878), Tom Stoppard (1937), Tom Cruise (1962), and and Ludivine Sagnier (1979). Those who died on this day include Trigger (the horse, 1965), Brian Jones (1969), Jim Morrison (1971) and Andy Griffith (2012). I note sadly the passing of author and Holocaust “activist” Elie Wiesel yesterday. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is kvetching about the gardening:
Hili: An unmown meadow is more ecological.
A: You think so…
Hili: A cat creeping stealthily is invisible there.
Hili: Niekoszona łąka jest bardziej ekologiczna.
Ja: Tak uważasz?
Hili: Tak, nie widać na niej skradającego się kota.