1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
I don't know why I find that so funny, but I do. I also have a horrible cold, so in between
coughing fits and chills, I find a lot of things funny. If this blogger interface supported the
Comic Sans font, I'd be using it right now.
What was not that funny is when I went through my usual suspects for historical news and found nothing compelling to write about that didn't require devoting 3+ hours of writing. I write slow and think slower. So forgive me if I will use something I passed on last week for the "Love of the Game" posts.
On April 18th 1930, the BBC's evening news program started out as follows: "Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news." Piano music then played for a few minutes and then the regulary scheduled programming was resumed.
What do you call a day with no news, well I'll tell you what I call it, or rather drink to it!
The Historical Inebriant: The Bella Notte
- 2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 oz bourbon
- 3/4 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur
- 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
Shake well with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
FYI - Summer is coming!