Wednesday 24 May 2017


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Full moon :
09/06 15:10

New moon :
25/05 21:45

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It happened one 24 May

1883 : Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge

On 24 May 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan to Brooklyn was open to traffic. 13 years had been needed for its construction. Upon its opening, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world.

1941 : HMS Hood sunk by Bismarck

On May 24 1941, the pride of the British fleet and its largest cruiser, HMS Hood, was sunk by the most modern German battleships, the Bismarck, in the North East of Iceland. All the crew members of the ship were killed, except 3 of them. The Bismarck was torpedoed and sunk by the British fleet three days later.

1943 : Josef Mengele arrives at Auschwitz

On May 24, 1943, Dr. Josef Mengele arrived at the extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was first assigned to the Gypsy camp before joining the camp, when this camp was liquidated, the main infirmary in Birkenau. During his stay, he practiced the most horrible experiences on prisoners and selected, according to his own pleasure, thousands of people for the gas chamber. Despite a manhunt, he escaped any punishment after the war and never showed any remorse for his actions.

1964 : 320 died at a football match

On 24 May 1964, at the end of a Peru-Argentina soccer match, qualifying for the Olympics, a goal disallowed by the referee caused a riot followed by a panic. 320 people died suffocated or crushed and more than 800 others were injured.

Latest news : 24 May

Independence Day in Ecuador
May 24 is Independence Day in Ecuador, which commemorates the Battle of Pichincha on 22 May 1822.
This battle took place on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano between troops of the Great Colombia of General Antonio José de Sucre and Spanish forces, 3500 m above sea. The Spanish troops were defeated and retreated to Quito where they surrended the next day, which marked the beginning of the creation of an Ecuadorian State.
National Day in Eritrea
May 24 is National Day in Eritrea, which commemorates the country's independence against Ethiopia voted on May 24, 1991 after 30 years of war between the Eritrean separatists and the central government of Ethiopia and which was recognized internationally on May 24, 1993.
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
On May 24 we celebrated Slavic literature in Russia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, in honor of two Orthodox saints, Cyril and Methodius, Greek missionaries from the 9th century who invented the Glagolitic alphabet, which enabled the translation of religious texts in Slavic languages . The Cyrillic alphabet is also attributed to Cyril and was transcribed by one of Methodius's students.

Quote of the day : 24 May

George Steiner, écrivain franco-anglo-américain
We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning.

Birthdays : 24 May

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-Polish physicist, inventor of the mercury thermometer and a temperature scale (1686)
Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (1743)
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819)
Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (1899)
Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (1899)
Lilli Palmer, German actress (1914)
Michael Lonsdale, French actor (1931)
Bob Dylan, American singer (1941)
Patti LaBelle, American singer (1944)
Dominique Lavanant, French actress (1944)
Priscilla Presley, American actress (1945)
Alfred Molina, English-american actor (1953)
Kristin Scott Thomas, English actress (1960)
Guy Fletcher, English musician (Dire Straits) (1960)
Eric Cantona, French actor and footballer (1966)
Eric Close, American actor (1967)
Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater (1975)

They left us one 24 May

Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer (1543)
Samuel Palmer, English painter (1881)
Jacques Feyder, Belgian director (1948)
Duke Ellington, American composer and jazz pianist (1974)
Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976) (1995)
Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (1997)
Claude Piéplu, French actor (2006)

Tip of the Day : 24 May

To ensure that your dog does not sleep in your room

A dog likes to be always with his master, including at night. But for reasons of privacy, hygiene or allergies, it is preferable that a dog does not sleep in the bedroom of his master. In addition, a dog who sleeps with his owner may be thinking he is the dominant authority in the family.

So that your dog understands that he must not sleep at night with you, you must prohibit the room at any time. Your must leave the door of your bedroom closed or put a barrier preventing access.

Once the dog enters the room, you should tell him NO firmly and take him outside the room if he does not do it by himself immediately. The ban should be permanent and constant.

You should try to find a place that your dog likes to sleep. You may put his favorite toys and congratulate him every time he turns on his bed. If your dog had the habit of sleeping in the bedroom with you, you can takeone of the bed sheets to put on his new bed.

The dog bed should be a place where your pet feels good at any time: it must be a place of reward. You should not send your dog on his bed as a punishment.
Before going to bed, it is better to spend time with your dog to play and cuddle him.

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