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Region: Texas

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Babe Ruth Day
National Prime Rib Day
National Tell A Story Day
National Devil Dog Day

Quotes of the Day:

"If you're going through hell, keep going," - Winston Churchill.

"You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N," David Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused.

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." - John Lennon

Music of the Day:

Sabaton - Great War (Live - The Great Tour - Oberhausen)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3xyZ7Ezmj4

On This Day In History:
2002 The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10

2005 The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France

2006 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City

2007 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

2011 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

2018 Historic Korean summit, the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end Korean war and rid peninsula of nuclear weapons

2018 Swedish band ABBA announce they have recorded new songs for the first time since 1982

National Babe Ruth Day

On April 27, baseball fans around the country honor one of baseball’s all-time greatest players on National Babe Ruth Day.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr., born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland was nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat.” Spending 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), he played for three teams from 1914 to 1935.

Babe Ruth’s baseball career started as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He became a full-time right-fielder when the New York Yankees bought his contract in 1919. Being one of the league’s most prolific hitters, he helped the Yankees win seven pennants and four World Series titles.

Ruth set career records, in his time, for home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in, and on-base plus slugging. In 1927, he was the very first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.

Following a short stint with the Boston Braves, Ruth retired in 1935. In 1936, he became one of the first five players to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1946, after experiencing severe eye pain and difficulty swallowing, Babe Ruth was diagnosed with cancer. On April 27, 1947, he was able to attend the proclaimed Babe Ruth Day and spoke briefly to a crowd of almost 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium.

At the age of 53, on August 16, 1948, at 8:01 pm, Babe Ruth died in his sleep.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBabeRuthDay

Play a game of catch in the backyard. Go the batting cages and try slugging a few Babe Ruth style. Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and head out to the ball game!

Watch a Babe Ruth documentary or read up about this legendary baseball player. When you do, be sure to invite someone to celebrate the day with you.

Use #NationalBabeRuthDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY HISTORY

The first National Babe Ruth Day was held on April 27, 1947, soon after Ruth’s cancer diagnosis. Ruth attended ceremonies at Yankee Stadium to 58,339 fans. In the House that Ruth Built, fans cheered as dignitaries surrounded the Bambino including Francis Spellman, Commissioner A. B. Chandler, A.L. President Will Haridge and N.L. President Ford Frick.

While the Yankees lost 1-0 against the Washington Senators that day, they still took over first place in the standings against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox dropped a doubleheader that day against the Browns.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-babe-ruth-day-april-27/

Coronavirus live updates: US nears 1M cases; Birx says social distance through summer, some California beaches busy as states release plans
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/27/coronavirus-updates-cuomo-new-york-states-reopening-plan-stimulus-covid/3030308001/

White House issues revised transcript to show Birx said sunlight not a treatment for coronavirus
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/24/corrected-white-house-transcript-birx-said-light-not-virus-treatment/3018422001/

32 things we learned from the 2020 NFL draft
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/columnist/nate-davis/2020/04/27/nfl-draft-2020-32-things-we-learned-teams-picks-grades/3018136001/

ALERT: These are the 6 new possible symptoms of the coronavirus the CDC added to its list
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/26/coronavirus-symptoms-cdc-adds-six-new-symptoms-covid-19/3029438001/

With stocks in a bear market, is now the right time to be rebalancing 401(k) holdings?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2020/04/27/personal-finance-stocks-why-rebalance-your-401-k-covid-19/3013276001/

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EMIRATES AIRBUS A380 Full Cabin Tour: FIRST, BUSINESS and ECONOMY Class + Bar, Shower!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftQafyImaI

How it's made .? Airbus 380 for Etihad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D50NXGKziI4

Why Airbus will Stop making A380s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M6Bvgl6ieU

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<<Fort Verden's vote against "Condemn Deruuu" has been noted.>>

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Stars and Suns Imperium wrote:Thanks Verner. Can I please have Einstonia from Fort Verden as my prize?

Alrighty then Buddy! Enjoy your prize. :)

Einstonia Card gifted to The Empire of Stars and Suns Imperium for 0.10.

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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