While searching for things to write, I decided to go learn something, since I haven’t written anything in that category for a while. This is what I learned about what happened on this day in history:
- 764 – Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days. This stood out to me because now it’s the other way around, and it’s been that way for a lot longer than fifteen days.
- 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic. I’m really glad someone finally figured out how to knock people out for surgeries.
- 1933 – Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster. And how many unknown photos are there?
- 1981 – The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice. Space stuff is cool.
- Aguste Rodin was born in 1840. I love his Thinker.
- Pope Boniface III died in 607. Popes are just interesting, I think.
In other news: I like my legs. I have good legs. They look nice. If you don’t notice the knees so much, they work quite well too. I went for a four mile run/jog this evening without any trouble. And the best part about my legs – they’re long enough to reach the ground.