On this day in 1960 John F. Kennedy announced his idea for the formation of the Peace Corps while on campaign for president. It is an organization build on promoting world peace and understanding between other nations. I've known only a few people that have joined, but I look up to them as folks who are making the world a better place. As some of you know I don't have faith in humanity as a whole, but there is some good left.
On this day the Weather Bureau made its first weather prediction. Formed in February of the same year it would go on to become the National Weather Service. The weather predictions have been wrong ever since. I'm not one of those people who blames the weather man/woman for being incorrect, they are just making an educated guess as to what the next days weather is going to be. But it's frustrating when they guess wrong. Here's my weather prediction for the next year, for the next 4 months it will be cold, and rainy. It might snow but probably not, it will get below freezing a lot and I'll have to scrape my damn windshield while my car warms up. There will be a fake Spring for about a week and a half in March where the sun will come out and t shirts and flowers will come out all over the place. This will be quickly followed by a series of storms that will bring hail, snow, rain, wind, sun, rail, wind, and more rain. This pattern will continue into June when in a matter of three days it will start to get hot. There will be no clouds or rain until September. There will be a fake Autumn for about a week where things will cool, but summer will make one last push, but as the days get shorter it will become cold and I'll be pissed when I have to scrape my window again.
On this day in 1941 Ansel Adams takes a picture of the moon rising over Hernandez, New Mexico. It is one of those pictures worth a thousand words, and is one of the most famous ever done by Adams. There is just so much going on in this picture, yet at the same time there really isn't much ACTUALLY going on in this picture. Check it out, let me know what you think:
On this day in 1896 National Geographic published the unclad breasts of a woman for the first time. Known to every boy in the whole world as topless tribes women, it was the most accessible way to look at boobs before the internet. Oh the innocence of it all!