The Kunnel's Korner Gazette
Sometime too hot the eye
of heaven shines,
And often is his gold
And every fair from fair
By chance of nature's
changing course untrimm'd.
-- Sonnet 18
Who was first to reach the Moon?
The first vertebrate creatures to circle the Moon were a pair of Russion steppe tortoises.
Along with mealworms, wine flies, seeds, and bacteria,
they were part of a biological payload in the Zond 5 spacecraft
launched by the Soviet Union on September 15, 1968.
There will be a Full Buck Moon, July 16, 2019
The Events of July 2019
Today In History
We Send You Our Blessings
Dominion of Canada Day - July 1, 2019
Dominion Day in Canada
July 1 is a national holiday in Canada, celebrating the confederation of Canadian provinces into the Dominion of Canada on this day in 1867, under the British North American Act.
Independence Day - July 4, 2019
This legal holiday in the United States and its territories commemorates adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
(Historical Note: This independence movement of our founding fathers has lasted this long in spite of the claims of other political frameworks claiming to be superior to ours. (Not to put too fine a point on it but liberal, socialist, communist and others governments not of the people, for the people, and by the people.}
Ronald Reagan's July 4th Message:
During his presidency Ronald Reagan wrote a moving article celebrating the holiday.
Reagan wrote that the founding fathers "...sired a nation that grew from sea to shining sea. Five million farms, quiet villages, cities that never sleep, 3 million square miles of forest, field, mountain and desert, 227 million people with a pedigree that includes the bloodlines of all the world. In recent years, however, I've come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation.
"It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history.
"Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government.
"Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people.
"We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should."
BASTILLE DAY - JULY 14, 2019
Place de la Bastille
Today this notorious square is surrounded by a busy traffic circle, which is not the best spot for contemplating its grim history. Originally the Bastille was a fortress built by Charles V to defend the eastern edge of Paris, but it soon became a jail for political prisoners. Angry citizens, rising up against the excesses of the monarchy, stormed the Bastille on 14 July 1789, setting off the French Revolution, and destroyed this hated symbol of oppression. IN its place is the bronze Colonne de Juillet [July Column] 71 feet high and crowned by the Angel of Liberty, which commemorates those who died in the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. Looming behind it is the Opera Bastille, the largest opera house in the world, which opened on the bicentennial of the Revolution in 1989.06/22/2018 1417
COMMENTS/CRITICISMS FROM MY READERS
[Email Comment: Carlos Castillo, Mon, Jul 23, 2018 5:31 am]
“Thank you for posting "The Calm Before The Storm".”
For years I have enjoyed receiving and enjoying "The Kunnel's Korner".
What you post is insightful and educational.
Bob, keep up the good work.
Your brother in Christ, Carlos
Always a pleasure for me to hear kind words of a friend
as well as a brother in Christ.
I thank our God whenever I think of you, Carlos.
[Email Sent by Dan Utz to the New Hope Faith Community, July 14, 2017...
Hello everyone, and thank you for submitting your email address for use in connecting you to the assessment link which is about to be launched. We as your call committee thought it would be a good idea to run a test email and make sure we have interpreted the email addresses correctly. This way if we get any bounce backs we can correct the addresses prior to forwarding the assessment link.
Your participation in the assessment and the Pastoral call process is very important. We all want what is best for our church today, tomorrow, and into the future.
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Thanks again for your support. We will keep you posted as this process moves forward.
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MEDAL OF HONOR
Congressional Medal of Honor
Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also considered to have received the most awards for valor by an American during the war. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the long time head of Eastern Air Lines.
Photo is of Rickenbacker wearing the Medal of Honor. (U.S. Army Air Force photo)
Medal of Honor citation
Rickenbacker's military awards, badges, and insignia on display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum Edward V. Rickenbacker, Colonel, specialist reserve, then first lieutenant, 94th Aero Squadron, Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy near Billy, France, September 25, 1918. While on a voluntary patrol over the lines Lt. Rickenbacker attacked seven enemy planes (five type Fokker protecting two type Halberstadt photographic planes). Disregarding the odds against him he dived on them and shot down one of the Fokkers out of control. He then attacked one of the Halberstadts and sent it down also.
Medal of Honor citation, awarded November 6, 1930
Excerpts from Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia07/05/2018 1529
Five Facts About:
the Seneca Falls Convention
July 19-20, 1898
Excepted from The Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar 2018
- The Seneca Falls Convention took place at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in a part of New York State known as "the burned-over district." Religious reform movements and revivals throughly swept the area, much like a wildfire consumes its fuel.
- The convention was organized during a tea at the home of Jane Hunt in Waterloo, New York, and was attended by a small group of women that included Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. All were Quakers except for Stanton, who later called Seneca Falls the birthplace of the women's rights movement.
- Only women were invited to the first day's session, men who came the first day were allowed entrance but not permitted to speak.
- The Declaration of Sentiments presented at the convention was modeled on the Declaration of Independence, and included the phrase "All men and women are created equal." It called for equal education, equal treatment of women under the law, and the right to vote. A total of 68 women and 32 men signed the document. A local newspaper commented: "If our ladies will insist on voting and legislating, where, gentlemen, will be out dinners?"
- The small table on which the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted is now in the Smithsonian Institution07/05/2018 1431
Delta Is Ready When You Are!...The announcement began with these words: "Delta emphasizes customer comfort."
Who does that? Which airline even stops to think for a moment about such an archaic concept? Especially when it comes to Economy Class.
American, United and so many others are far more concerned with shoving as many seats as possible into planes -- even reducing First Class legroom -- in order to make a few more dollars to pad their executives' shareholdings.
Yet here was Delta suddenly thinking about, well, the people who give it their money? The announcement went on to describe how, in refurbishing its Boeing 777-200ER planes, the airline had decided not to do what its rivals do -- put 10 seats across in Economy Class.
Instead, there'll be a mere nine. The result is that the seats will be wider. I said wider.
The seats will be 18.5 inches wide. Yes, almost as wide as the bathrooms in American's Boeing 737 MAX planes -- and soon in many of its 737-800s.
Excerpted an MSN.com News: Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame , by Chris Matyszczyk, July 9, 201807/09/2018 1245
Happy Birthday, Roald Amundsen on July 16,...
In 1872, Roald Engelbregt Grauning Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer; the first person to reach the South Pole. He served (1897-99) as first mate on the Belgica (under the Belgian Adrien de Gerlache ) in an expedition to the Antarctic, and he commanded the Gjöa in the Arctic in the first negotiation of the Northwest Passage (1903-6); the Gjöa was the first single ship to complete the route through the Northwest Passage. His account appeared in English as Amundsen's North West Passage (1908). He then purchased Fridtjof Nansen 's Fram and prepared to drift toward the North Pole and then finish the journey by sledge. The news that Robert E. Peary had anticipated him in reaching the North Pole caused Amundsen to consider going south. He was successful in reaching the South Pole on Dec. 14, 1911, after a dash by dog team and skis from the Bay of Whales (an inlet of Ross Sea). He arrived there just 35 days before Robert F. Scott. This story he told in The South Pole (tr. 1913). In the course of these expeditions, he added much valuable scientific and geological information to the knowledge of Antarctica. In 1918, back in the Arctic, Amundsen set out to negotiate the Northeast Passage in the Maud. After two winters he arrived at Nome, the first after N. A. E. Nordenskjöld to sail along the whole northern coast of Europe and Asia. Amundsen then turned to air exploration. He and Lincoln Ellsworth in 1925 failed to complete a flight across the North Pole, but the next year in the dirigible Norge, built and piloted by Umberto Nobile, they succeeded in flying over the pole and the hitherto unexplored regions of the Arctic Ocean N of Alaska. A bitter controversy followed with Nobile as to the credit for the success. Yet in 1928, when Nobile crashed in the Italia, Amundsen set out on a rescue attempt that cost him his life. Although credit for the first flight over the North Pole has long been given to Richard Byrd , notes from Byrd's diary suggest that he may not actually have reached the pole, in which case Amundsen and Nobile would hold that distinction. The story of the ventures with Ellsworth, written by the two of them, appear in Our Polar Flight (1925) and The First Crossing of the Polar Sea (1927). 07/16/2018 1206
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