Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 283 days remaining.
9 days until April Fools' Day;
17 days until Palm Sunday;
18 days until First Day of Passover;
22 days until Good Friday;
24 days until Easter Sunday;
25 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
26 days until Last Day of Passover;
30 days until Earth Day;
37 days until Arbor Day;
43 days until Cinco de Mayo;
52 days until Mother's Day;
66 days until Memorial Day;
603 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,399 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.
On this date in 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Today is also National Puppy Day.
Some persons born on March 23 who said interesting things:
- Louis Adamic (1898-1951), Slovene-American author and translator;
- Joan Crawford (1904-1977), American film and television actress;
- Dominique de Menil (1908-1997), French-American art collector, philanthropist;
- Fannie Farmer (1857-1915), American culinary expert;
- Erich Fromm (1900-1980), German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist;
- Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), Japanese filmmaker;
- Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827), French scholar ;
- David J. Schwartz (1927-1987), American motivational writer and coach;
- Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), German, later American, aerospace engineer;
Quote of the day:
"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent
have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a
dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence,
educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge
for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Today is also the birthday of Bette Nesmith Graham (March 23, 1924 - May 12, 1980) an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of Liquid Paper. She was also the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.
"He's deeply, deeply insecure about how he's perceived in the world, about whether or not he's competent and deserves what he's gotten. There's an unquenchable thirst for validation and love. Thats why he can never stay quiet, even when it would be wise strategically or emotionally to hold back." Why Trump can never let things go.
A smartphone app can accurately test sperm count. Actually, it's an attachment to your smartphone. Well then, that's better.
Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains what made Trump a success. (Adams was one of the few observers who early on predicted the businessman would win the Presidency.)
The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all come from one company you've never heard of, and you encounter them about ten times a day.
AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network amid concerns that the company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech.
A mysterious 'robot' is spotted on top of Elon Musk's SpaceX drone ship in Port Canaveral. The equipment is believed to be SpaceX's highly anticipated 'Optimus Prime'-style robot that is rumoured to be working alongside Falcon 9.
Have a great weekend... see you next week.
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