It’s October 10 2016, and, ironically, National Tic Tac Day (did Trump declare this or something?). It’s also World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day. On this day in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire, started in a barn (supposedly by a lantern kicked over by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow) ended after two day. By October 10, the fire had gutted 9 km² of Chicago and left 100,000 people homeless. On this day in 1938, Chamberlain continued his spineless capitulation to Hitler, allowing der Führer to annex the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia. And, in 1971, London Bridge, sold to the Americans and moved to the U.S., opened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Notables born on this day include Henry Cavendish (1731), Thelonious Monk (1917), and Julia Sweeney (1959). Those who died on this day include Jack Daniel (yes, that Jack Daniel; 1911), Edith Piaf (1963), both Yul Brynner and Orson Welles (1985), and Joan Sutherland (2010). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili, like Sherlock Holmes in His Last Bow, senses an ill wind blowing from the East. Look at that face!
Hili: I have a feeling that a New Era is coming.A: I’m afraid of it too.
Hili: Mam wrażenie, że nadchodzi Nowa Era.
Ja: Też się tego boję.