Author: fridaysplan

April 27 – lunch

1667 – John Milton (1608 – 1674) sells the copy-rite for the epic poem “Paradise Lost” for 10 British Pounds (roughly $2300 usd). Please note this is the same year it was first published. By this point in his life, Milton had supported the Parliament during the English Civil War, went into hiding during the Monarchy Restoration, was briefly imprisoned and survived the Great Plague.

Take a moment and read it at Dartmoth Reading Room

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We are off to Dino’s Gyros

Get There

Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

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Lunch April 20 — Late start (11:30)

2018 – Mike is back from a bad beginning of the week. Sorry for the delay, apparently there are kinks in the system as of yet.

1836 – the US Congress pass an act that split the Wisconsin Territory off from Michigan as it prepared for statehood. Both were formally part of the much larger Northwest Territory

We are off to Cedar River BBQ

Get There

Small restaurant, and an odd start time, be there by 11:30

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Lunch: April 13

1612 – Miyamoto Musashi,author of “The Book of Five RIngs” and “Dokkodo“, defeats Sasaki Kojirō at Funajima island. Sasaki Kojirō, who was known as “The Demon of the Western Provinces” and who wielded a nodachi, the Japanese great sword. Musashi came late and unkempt to the appointed place. The duel was short with Musashi killing his opponent with a bokken that legend says he had carved from an oar used on the boat that carried him to the island.

Public Domain Work – Musashi Miyamoto with two Bokken (wooden quarterstaves)

We are off to Mikou Teriyaki

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch April 6th

1869 – Celluloid is patented. This material was the fore-runner to modern plastics and widely used to make a variety of objects from film to accordions. Problems arose in use due to the material’s tendency to self-ignite when it was produced with nitrates. There have been numerous projection room fires attributed to the Celluloid film catching fire, something that was recreated in Cinema Paradiso (1988).

We are off to Fonda La Catrina

Get There

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Happy Hour March 30

1867 — William H Steward finalizes the purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

Flag of Alaska

It has been a while for Happy Hour, so we are off to Beer Star starting at 4. Retirees or those who are free are welcome to come a bit earlier. Family friendly as well.

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Happy Hour Rules:

  1. Go!
  2. Open up a bit
  3. Know your limits

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Lunch March 23

1806 – After making it all the way across the land that made up the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark begin the long trip home.

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Picture courtesy of Victor van Werkhooven

We are off to Happy At the Bay Teriyaki because I have a continuing quest to get House to come to lunch

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch March 16

1926 – Robert Goddard launches the first Liquid Fuel Rocket outside of Auburn, Massachusetts.

We are off to L&L Hawiann Barbeque in Renton

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch March 9th

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt as a part of his first 100 days in office, submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress as a part of the First New Deal. This act passed Congress and was signed into law on the same day and started to stabilize the US banking system during the darkest period of the Great Depression.

I have commitments, but I am sending you to the Whistle Stop Ale House

 

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Thanks!

Lunch March 2

1797 – The Bank of England issues the first 1 Pound Sterling and 2 Pound Sterling Bank Notes

(Public Domain image)

We are off to Cedar River Smoke House

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch Feb 23

1861 – Abraham Lincoln, at the time president-elect, arrived secretly in Washington DC after a failed assassination attempt in Baltimore, Md. This is tale sounds more like a bad Hollywood plot involving convoluted train travel, disguises, late-night transfers and Pinkerton detectives.

We are off to Heaven Sent Fried Chicken

Get There

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Thanks!