Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today is April 15th.  It is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year, and only 253 days until Christmas.  Did you know that on this day in 1924 Rand McNally published its first road atlas?  In 1947 on this day Jackie Robinson started playing baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1952 the B-52 made its maiden flight on this date. In 1452 Leonardo DiVinci was born and in 1933 Roy Clark entered into the world.  History has handed this day many positive things and today is no different.  Today a 16 year old, adopted as a baby from a Krasnoyarsk, Russia, hospital, raised more than $60,000 to design and build a playground.  Volunteers at the US Department of Agriculture built an organic garden, and the stock market rallied.  Who knows who was born today that might make a change in this world in the future.  What positive things did you do today?

1 comment:

  1. That's a really beautiful picture. I love how you can see the red details in the center of the flower. It's a cherry blossom, right? Oh yeah, and you forgot today was tax day!! lol