Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
July 4, 5 and 6
On the 5th in 1954, Elvis Presley made his first commercial recording: That’s All Right (Mama), for my money the best song he ever did, and I don’t really like Elvis all that much. Actually, I loathe him.
On the 6th in 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested his rabies vaccine on a kid named Joseph Meister, who had conveniently been bitten by a rabid dog.
July 1, 2 and 3
July 2nd 1982, thirty-three year old Larry Walters tied 45 weather balloons to a lawn chair and used this aircraft to rise to an altitude of 16,000 feet. The FAA immediately took an interest in him.
July 3, 1844 saw the last pair of Great Auks killed on Eldey Island, which sits off the coast of Iceland. All surviving reports indicate that they tasted like chicken.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Introduction to July
You can’t make a living defending an innocent client.
Former NYS Special Prosecutor Maurice Nadjari
Summer is here. It took long enough to get here, didn’t it? At times, it seemed as if it would never arrive. Now that it’s here, we can get on about the business of having a wonderful summer. I think it would be best however if you kept your plans simple. If the plans are overly involved you might not have the opportunity to get to all the items on your to-do list. On July 1 the countdown to Labor Day begins, which at this point is only 65 days away. Be of good cheer, however because Spring is only 262 days away.