It’s July the 5th, and I woke this morning delighted to hear that Juno has achieved orbit around Jupiter. That was a tough mission, covering several BILLION miles. More later. Oh, and it’s Arbor Day in New Zealand.
On this day in 1687, Isaac Newton published the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. In 1937, the Hormel Foods corporation introduced Spam, the famous luncheon meat. Have you ever tried it? It’s the state food of Hawaii (sort of). On this day in 1948, the UK created the national public health system by instituting the National Health Service Acts. On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley recorded his first single at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Do you know what the song was? Finally, on this day in 1996, Dolly the sheep became the first mammal cloned from a cell taken from an adult.
Notables born on this day include P. T. Barnum (1810), Jean Cocteau (1889), the famous evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr (1904), and musician Robbie Robertson (1943). Those who died on this day include Ted Williams (2002). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is having a “reverie”; perhaps she’s thinking of mice in the orchard!
Hili: Sometimes all this is leading to reverie.A: What’s leading to reverie?Hili: This and that.
Hili: Czasem to wszystko skłania do zadumy.
Ja: To znaczy, co skłania do zadumy?
HilI: To i tamto.
And reader Taskin sent me a photo of three kittens that she received from one of her friends who took it while visiting Malaysia. Aren’t they cute? The tabbylet is dead to the world.