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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Interesting Towers in Shanghai ~ Asian Potato Salad ~ Madeline Maxwell ~ National Moon Day

 


Good 54º clear sunny morning.
 
Yesterday we had some wind and we topped at 99º.
 
 
Picture of the Day... sleeping at the airport! 
 

 
Interesting.......
 

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund which is a waterfront tourist destination, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994. At 1,535 feet high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.

It is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.

The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 1148 ft. The lower levels are at 863 ft (Sightseeing Floor) and at 295 ft (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 876 ft level. The project also contains exhibition facilities and a small shopping center. There is also a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres. The upper observation platform has an outside area with a 1.5 inch glass floor. 

 


From Mr. Food


 

Water chestnuts, soy sauce, and ginger add an Asian flair to this East-meets-West recipe for Asian Potato Salad. It's a unique flavor twist on a potluck-favorite side dish!

 

  • 3 pounds small red potatoes (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

 

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Add salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
     
  2. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until fork-tender; drain. Let cool for 10 minutes, then cut into quarters and place in a large bowl.
     
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger; mix well. Add the remaining ingredients to the potatoes, stir in the mayonnaise mixture, and mix well. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
 
 
 
 
Today is a special birthday, Madeline Maxwell, my step son Aaron's daughter and his wife Marie's.
Madeline is 6 years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE!! xoxo


 
 
Historically this date....
1903 – The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.


1932 – In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.


1934 – 1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, Washington, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.


1940 – California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
....with stop signs at the end of the on-ramps!
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1969 – Apollo programApollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon almost 7 hours later. (US Time)


2012 – During a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman opens fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 58.


 
2015 – The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.



 
2017 – O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.




 
And births this date include...
1925 – Lola Albright, American actress and singer (d.2017)
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1938 – Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dt0dLOPG2v0/UeqYEsSVV3I/AAAAAAAAsTU/xYYE2mPUAK8/s1600/natalieMA29241861-0041.jpg
 


1947 – Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Santana)
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1971 – Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
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1980 – Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model, fashionista, and businesswoman

 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Moon Day on July 20th commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to the moon. Six hours after landing on the moon, American Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. He spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Buzz Aldrin soon followed, stepping onto the lunar surface. After joining Armstrong, the two men collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material. Their specimens would make the journey back to Earth to be analyzed.
In the command module, a third astronaut waited. Pilot, Michael Collins, remained alone in orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned.
Caught up in the thrill of the adventure, millions of Americans watched the mission from Earth. Televisions around the world tuned in to the live broadcasts. The astronauts had a world-wide audience. As a result, all witnessed as Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Unquestionably, putting men on the moon became a tangible achievement in the space race. It placed the United States in a role to go forth and explore into the deeper reaches of the universe, too. In the months and decades that followed, NASA and the Soviets stepped up their missions.
The day doesn’t just celebrate the landmark mission. It also celebrates future missions. Private expeditions are taking humans further into space. Armstrong’s “one small step for man” inspired imaginations and sparked innovation, too, for generations to come. Even future moon missions are planned including manned landings.

 

NATIONAL MOON DAY HISTORY

In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed National Moon Landing Day on July 20th to honor the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. However, no continuing resolution followed.
Enter Richard Christmas. He took up the baton by launching a “Chrismas Card” writing campaign. The Michigan native wrote to governors and members of Congress in all 50 states urging them to create National Moon Day. He achieved some success, too. By July of 1975, 12 states sponsored bills observing Moon Day.
Another modern-day supporter of National Moon Day is Astronomer James J. Mullaney. He knows a few things about the moon, too. As a former Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Pittsburgh’s original Buhl Planetarium, Mullaney is on a mission. He says, “If there’s a Columbus Day on the calendar, there certainly should be a Moon Day!” His goal is a federally recognized holiday.
In 2019, President Donald Trump proclaimed July 20th as the 50th Anniversary Observance of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. However, no National Moon Day has been declared.