The Day Absolutely Nothing Happened

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Friday April 11

Today is the 60th Anniversary of the day that has been called ‘The Most Boring Day of the 20th Century

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Don’t believe me? Just search ’11 April 1954′ and see what comes up

It’s fascinating to contemplate that nothing of historical significance happened on that day. But is it true? I checked…

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(yup…pretty empty)

Still, it’s kind of cool that there was a stillness upon the Earth on that fine Sunday

(i wonder why everything was so peaceful?)

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Riggghht…they were still shuddering from the aftermath of ‘Castle Bravo’,

Castle Bravo was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the United States…with a yield of 15 megatons of TNT. That yield,…combined with other factors, led to the most significant accidental radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.”

“Fallout from the detonation—intended to be a secret test—fell on residents of Rongelap and Utirik atolls and spread around the world. The islanders were not evacuated until three days later and suffered radiation sickness. They were returned to the islands three years later but were removed again when their island was found to be unsafe.The crew of the Japanese fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru (“Lucky Dragon No. 5”), was also contaminated by fallout, killing one crew member. The blast created an international reaction about atmospheric thermonuclear testing.

(me thinks that the ‘Lucky Dragon No. 5’ got fukuryued big time)

Check out a recording of the blast at AtomCentral.com (click on this photo). It’s simultaneously repugnant and eerily beautiful)

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This also explains the ‘hot’ movies of 1954

(yup, radioactively mutated man-killing animals)

Gojirahhhh!!!”

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(and one of my favourites)

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I don’t want you to get the impression that everything was super scary (or incredibly boring) back in April 1954.

Not at all

There were celebrities like Oscar winning Best Actor (Brando) and Actress (Kelly) to read about

(i really Dig that Cat)

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(Vavoom…what a Dolly!)

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Como topped the charts on April 11 with his hit Wanted

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Neck in neck with Jo Stafford’s Make Love To Me!

(does the exclamation mark signify urgency?)

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Both would soon be eclipsed by an up and coming young Hipster from Memphis TN

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And thank gawd for television…

Oh he’s sooo Crazy (no, not Berle…the other kid…whom i’ve never heard of)

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and of course there were the Funnies

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and Baseball

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So 1954 was a Bash…Man

(except for that one boring day when absolutely nothing happened)

11 April 1954

The day my Mom (who was Circled to my Dad) gave birth to my Sister (the little Ankle Biter)

That’s her in the middle

(don’t get to close…she’s got Cooties)

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Happy Birthday Rosie

Goodnight all

Moose and Wendle

P.S.

(here are your cards)

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P.S.S.

If you’re the type of person who enjoys ‘hoaxing’ a celebrity’s demise…(ahemcaahemleb)…be careful who you target

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P.S.S.S.

Remember, you can click on the pics and link directly with various and fascinating artists, writers, websites, recordings and videos

 

 

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