~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 12, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~e.e. cummings
★~ Today is Look Up at the Sky Day:
Is it a plane? Is is a bird? No! I’s the sky! ‘Ya never know what might be going on up there. An asteroid or meteor may be on it’s way to earth. A solar eclipse could be on display. A flock of geese or birds may be over head. Or, the clouds may be forming into bunnies or bears, or eagles, OH MY!
Celebrate look up at the sky day by taking a few minutes from your busy day to Look UP and admire the sky!
★~ Today in History:
♥~1799 – Phineas Pratt patented the comb cutting machine — a “machine for making combs.”
♥~1961 – Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexeyevich Gargarin was the first person in space as he took a one orbit, 1 hour and 24 minute trip around the earth as he rode in a 10,395 pound Vostok 1.
♥~1954 – Bill Haley recorded ‘Rock Around The Clock’ at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song was used over the opening titles for the film ‘Blackboard Jungle’, and went on to be a world-wide No.1 and the biggest selling pop single with sales over 25 million. Written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, ‘Rock Around The Clock’ was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights.
♥~1966 – Tom Jones went into hospital to have his tonsils removed, (there was speculation that he had a nose job).
♥~1981 – The first space shuttle, Columbia, carrying astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Young, blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL, on its first test flight. It was designated STS-1 (space transportation system).
♥~1984 – Challenger astronauts made the first satellite repair in orbit by returning a healthy Solar Max satellite to space. The orbiting sun watcher had been circling the Earth for three years with all circuits dead before repairs were made.
♥~1989 – Two DJ’s on Los Angeles station KLOS asked what ever happened to David Cassidy’ The singer called the station up and the presenters invited him onto the show. David played three songs live on air and was subsequently signed by a new record label.
♥~1930 – John Landy Australian runner: set mile record of 3:57.9 a month after Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile
♥~1946 – Ed O’Neill actor: Modern Family, Married……with Children, Little Giants, Wayne’s World, Deliverance, Dragnet 
♥~1947 – Tom Clancy author: Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games; baseball exec: co-owner: Baltimore Orioles
♥~1949 – Scott Turow author: Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof
♥~1957 – Vince Gill Grammy Award-winning singer: When Love Finds You , I Still Believe in You , When I Call Your Name 
♥~1971 – Shannen Doherty actress: Beverly Hills 90210, Our House, Little House on the Prairie, Night Shift, Heathers
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The sun produces so much energy, that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 billion nuclear bomb,
♥~ The lightning in the sky is nearly 3 times hotter than the Sun.
♥~ Dr. Eugene Shoemaker’s an American geologist, and one of the founders of the fields of planetary science. is the only man to be buried on the moon. His ashes were scattered over the moon by the Lunar Prospector spacecraft in 1999.
♥~They sky is blue because of Rayleigh scattering. The molecules in the atmosphere scatter the different wavelengths of light coming from the sun. Air molecules like nitrogen and oxygen molecules reflect those with shorter wavelengths like violet, blue or green much better than the longer wavelengths like red, orange or yellow. That is why wherever you look in the sky, you can see scattered blue light overhead.
♥~Light from distant stars and galaxies takes so long to reach us, that we are actually seeing objects as they appeared hundreds, thousands or even millions of years ago. So, as we look up at the sky, we are really looking back in time.
It was time for the mama and the baby pigeon to fly across the sky to grandmother pigeons house…
(Giggle Giggle–One of my favorite jokes!)