Happy Constitution Day! Today is the day we commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on September 17, 1787. If you know how many Amendments are in the Bill of Rights, you’re ahead of ~74% of the population. Just go ahead and send the meteor…And now, for the news. Peaches
Good morning on what shouldn’t be one day, but rather everyday. One cannot have enough guacamole. Of course I’m going to give you a bit of history for guacamole in the United States. Here are some tips from Rick Bayless for making good guacamole, and here is one of my top five favorite articles from
Happy Thursday! Surely some don’t want it even mentioned, but it was on this date in 1794 that America’s first non-denominational college was chartered. Blount College later became… the University of Tennessee. It’s also ‘National TV Dinner Day,’ though that seems more disappointing than the chartering of UT. Here are the headlines for today: Peaches Another
Happy Wednesday! Good news, everyone: My tenure & promotion portfolio is due Monday, so this is the last Morning Reads edition I’ll make you wait until late in the morning for in the foreseeable future. Again, apologies for my lateness. It’s International Sudoku Day according to my dad, who loves sudoku, so I’m making sure
It was on this date in 1976 that the US spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface. If 2020 keeps on, it may be time for a few of us to organize a plan to go back. Peaches Augusta monument protest delayed due to cost, threats.
Good morning-ish! I know, I know, I’m rolling in kind of late this morning. Apologies all. My tenure and promotion packet is due next week, and I’m letting it take over my life. It’s V-J (Victory over Japan) Day today. On this day in 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered to Allied Forces on the U.S.S.
Happy Women’s Equality Day! Representative Bella Abzug first introduced the day in 1971, and it became an act of Congress in 1973 that each August 26th would be set aside to honor the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. It further calls attention to women’s continuing quest
Good morning. I’m filling in for Theresa this morning to bring you a few articles of note: Georgia Covid update: 1800 new cases Sunday. 33 new deaths reported statewide in the last 24 hours. 83% of the state’s critical care beds are full. (Edit: Despite being on the CL-E’s front web page this morning, this
Good news… (and we all need some, don’t we?) In addition to being the date in 1866 on which it was formally declared by President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over, today is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day. Peaches Georgia voters to be made ‘inactive’ after absentee mail undeliverable Hazmat suits for
Hello, and good morning! It’s World Humanitarian Day, a day that both commemorates the humanitarian workers killed or injured in the line of duty and also honors those who continue to do this very hard work in extreme conditions across the globe. According to the United Nations, 483 humanitarian workers were attacked in 2019, yet