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1. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
28th October 1886
The Statue Of Liberty is formerly dedicated
The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland, to celebrate 100 years since the Declaration of Independence.
Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the statue was proposed by the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the 151-foot statue was the form of a woman with an uplifted arm holding a torch. Its framework of gigantic steel supports was designed by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the latter famous for his design of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
In May 1884, the statue was completed in France, and three months later the Americans laid the cornerstone for its pedestal in New York Harbor. In June 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in the New World, enclosed in more than 200 packing cases. Its copper sheets were reassembled, and the last rivet of the monument was fitted on October 28, 1886, during a dedication presided over by President Cleveland and attended by numerous French and American dignitaries.
On the pedestal was inscribed “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus that welcomed immigrants to the United States with the declaration, “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. / I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” In 1892, Ellis Island, adjacent to Bedloe’s Island, opened as the chief entry station for immigrants to the United States, and for the next 32 years more than 12 million immigrants were welcomed into New York harbour by the sight of “Lady Liberty.” In 1924, the Statue of Liberty was made a national monument, and in 1956 Bedloe’s Island was renamed Liberty Island. The statue underwent a major restoration in the 1980s.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Business promotional work
Twitter Followers = 2,030 (up 3)
Non-followed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Outside of this issue, days now pass with alarming speed! This of course I must simply accept and make the best use of. It could be reasonably argued that the several hours I spent adding a new rock compilation to my phone was not the best use of time, but on the other hand I believe music to be highly therapeutic and the time spent an investment.
The practice of Internal Silence is going well and is becoming more natural, though I can still be led by distractions into dark scenarios. Now however I've had clear experience of intuition running things better than thought, it's getting easier to defer all experiences and scenarios to it. This confidence reduces fear, the major "bugger-upper" of wellbeing and so my mind is more freed up to enjoy the delicious sensation of simply being, which of course feeds back in a loop to making internal silence easier.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you developing and growing as a person?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Rain, mostly heavy, most of the day.
Rain will clear after dark then it will be dry with prolonged clear periods thereafter
A light south-westerly will pick up in the evening, strengthening and swinging south-easterly overnight
Max Temp = 11 degC at noon
Min Temp = 9 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 06:58
Sunset at 16:42
Weathertrack: A strong weather front will cross Britain today
Air Pressure: 1006 millibars and static
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Supermarkets could save me a lot of time and effort by adding an “All the stuff you can microwave” aisle. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Greece has no navigable rivers
9. ZEN WISDOM
Life is a struggle, and ultimate victory is only decided in its final chapter. That is why it's important not to become intoxicated by one's success or become disheartened in defeat.