It’s October 4, 2016, and is National Taco Day. On this day in 1535, the first English-language Bible was printed, with translation by Williams Tyndale, who was later executed for opposing the marriage of King Henry VIII. On this day in 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik I, and I well remember the kerfuffle that caused, with everybody saying the Russians had beat us to space, and therefore were technologically superior. And today is precisely the tenth anniversary since Julian Assange launched Wikileaks.
Notables born on this day include Buster Keaton (1895) and Anne Rice (1941). Those who died on this day include Rembrandt (1669; the greatest painter of all time), Anne Sexton (1974), Glenn Gould (1982) and Graham Chapman (1989). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is again using her wiles to wheedle for noms:
Hili: Is there any holiday tomorrow?A: No.Hili: So today let’s eat the pâté which is in the fridge.
Hili: Czy jutro jest jakieś święto?
Hili: To zjemy dziś ten pasztet, który jest w lodówce.
Here’s some lagniappe, courtesy of reader Michae: a butterfly photobombs a koala in an Aussie zoo. Click on screenshot to go to the BBC’s article with the video:
And, courtesy of Matthew Cobb, behold a jaguar eating underwater: