The we can thing is a new segment that we are adding in the place of what we usually do on the weekends, whereas we used to bring flashbacks from the past in the form of “on this day in history”, we will as of now use this slot to reflect, review and/or comment on things of interest to us. Be it issues from the news of the past week, social media discussions, feedbacks from our readers or just our own pet peeves
Note: we will still be bringing interesting facts from the past by way of; on this day in history however, this will only be via the attach at the end of the daily post as we have been doing.
The term we shall be using here, “the we can thing” is a play on words “the weekend” with a little “something” added, the weekend could be for one person, the time to reflect on the past, for another it could be a time to look forward and plan for the future or to yet another person, it could be all of the above and more.
The spin we put on it via #thewecanthing, is based on the story of the little engine that could, or if one should take it to the next extreme, one may find reasons why it’s #thewecannotthing, but at the very least, let’s talk about these things. As it is now, I’m just itching to talk about some things so come join us tomorrow to find out what’s bugging me this time that I need to get off of my chest.
Feel free also to say your piece, let your voices be heard on the issues of the day that may be discussed here or on your own topic of interest, just keep it clean, respectful and remember that one can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. I thank you and look forward to having your input on these things.
Flashbacks from; onthisday.com
1080 - At Brixen, a council of bishops declared Pope Gregory to be deposed and Archbishop Guibert as antipope Clement III.
1580 - The Book of Concord was first published. The book is a collection of doctrinal standards of the Lutheran Church.
1767 - Mexican Indians rioted as Jesuit priests were ordered home.
1788 - Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 10th state of the United States.
1864 - Union troops surrounding Petersburg, VA, began building a mine tunnel underneath the Confederate lines.
1867 - Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire.
1868 - The U.S. Congress enacted legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the Federal government.
1868 - Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.
1870 - In Spain, Queen Isabella abdicated in favor of Alfonso XII.
1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."
1877 - In Philadelphia, PA, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Sir William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil at the Centennial Exhibition.
1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of unofficial non-denominational prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson ordered 200 naval personnel to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
1968 - Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants. He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.
1970 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission handed down a ruling (35 FR 7732), making it illegal for radio stations to put telephone calls on the air without the permission of the person being called.
1985 - ABC's "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.
1985 - New York Yankees officials enacted the rule that mandated that the team's bat boys were to wear protective helmets during all games.
1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an individual, whose wishes are clearly made, to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment. "The right to die" decision was made in the Curzan vs. Missouri case.
1993 - Kim Campbell took office as Canada's first woman prime minister. She assumed power upon the resignation of Brian Mulroney.
1997 - U.S. air pollution standards were significantly tightened by U.S. President Clinton.