It’s Mole Day 2018. Today’s the day to commemorate that basic measure in chemistry, the mole, Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 1023). Check the Web site for an explanation. One can follow @nationalmoleday on Twitter.
Happy Mole Day! It’s the day to celebrate Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 1023) from 6:02 AM to 6:02 PM…I guess in whatever time zone one finds oneself. It’s a rather weighty commemoration.
You know how important it is to be safe, right? With so many U. S. states enacting laws to permit guns on college campuses, folks might consider body armor…and why not body armor with a little school spirit? “Protect your student body!” Body armor emblazoned with the names of state universities of states promoting campus carry laws. What could be cooler? StudentBodyArmor.com.
Happy birthday, Mr. Jefferson!
At the University of Virginia (U.Va.), today is called “Founder’s Day.”
At the same time that I temper my admiration for him with the knowledge that he kept people in bondage, bought and sold them, and abided their maltreatment, I also want to remember that Mr. Jefferson was among the principal architects—if not the lead author—of many socio-cultural, governmental, and philosophical constructs that I hold dear:
- Writing “A Bill For establishing religious freedom,” Bill number 82 of 1779, adopted in 1785 by the Virginia General Assembly and now commonly referred to as the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.
- Drafting the Declaration of Independence.
- Founding of U.Va.
- Commissioning the Corps of Volunteers for North West Discovery, led by M. Lewis and W. Clark.
- Designing U.Va., Monticello, and many other buildings, as well as special features in them.
The list could continue….And I very much appreciate these contributions to the commonweal. So, it’s a b’day worthy of celebration.
I’m not an expert on estimating crowds, but I’d say there are a about 100 supporters of Mr. Garrett outside U.Va’s Garrett Hall. There are about 900-1000 protestors. It’s rainy.
There is a substantial number of folks working crowd control. Many are familiar yellow-clad folks from the firm that works sports and similar events. However, there are maybe three dozen VA state troopers and local officers here, too.
Silly: This year’s pi day is a prime pi day.
Today is Julian Bond’s 77th birthday. He may not be able to hear me singing, but I’m going to do it, anyway. He may not hear me wishing, but I’m going to wish anyway. Happy birthday, anyway.