On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 22, 2020!

APRIL 22, 2020

Today is:

Administrative Professionals Day — Call them Administrative Professionals, Administrative Assistants, or Secretaries… we all know who’s really running the show!

Earth Day — Since 1970, celebrating the wonder that is our one and only home and striving to keep her safe!

National Jellybean Day — The favorite of President Ronald Reagan, today is the day to celebrate all those little nuggets of sugary goodness.  Just be careful with the “any flavor beans“!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

VLADIMIR LENIN (1870-1924) — Russian revolutionary and political theorist.  Founder of Soviet Union.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER (1904-1967) — American physicist.  Director of the Los Alamos Lab & head of the “Manhattan Project” during World War II.
GLEN CAMPBELL  (1936-2017) — American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and TV personality.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1864 – Congress passes the Coinage Act, requiring the motto “In God We Trust” to be printed or minted on all US currency.
1876 – The first National League baseball game is played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.  The Boston Red Caps defeat the Athletics 6-5.  This game marks the beginning of MLB.
1889 – The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 begins at noon where thousands race to claim land in the Oklahoma Territory. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are founded with a population of 10,000 each.
Photo Prompt

Photo Prompt: Picher, Oklahoma

Photo — “Picher, Oklahoma”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

“Picher was once a national center of lead and zinc mining, but after a century of unrestricted excavation the town was left with giant piles of toxic metal-contaminated tailings heaped throughout the area, making the land uninhabitable.”28 Freaky Ghost Towns You Can Visit.

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