Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today In History - 1st Mass In The New World

January 6, 1494 - The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola. Now if that is not interesting enough on its own, then go here:


Once there ypou can see another 158 events that took place on january 6th throughout history. January 6th seems to be a pretty eventful day, here is a tasteof some of those other events:

1497 - Jews expelled from Graz (Syria)

1535 - Lima Peru founded

1681 - First recorded boxing match

1759 - George Washington married Martha Dandridge

1838 - Samuel Morse publically deomnstrates telegraph for first time

1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state

1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application

1942 - Pan Am (Pan American Airlines) was the firsrt airline to schedule round the world flight (I heard today on the radio that today marked the actual completion of said flight)

1945 - George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce married

1958 - Gibson patents flying V guitar

1963 - Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kindgdom premieres with Marlin Perkins

1967 - Uncle Miltie calls it quits (Milton Berle shows airs for last time)

1979 - The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day (one can only hope this horrendous song and group helped put an end to disco)

1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack

2005 - Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.

Lots of other interesting things took place today, and they are listed on said web page.

If you are a bit more interested in the first mass that took place in the New World, go to the below website and page down a bit for a brief summary about it:



All the best,
Glenn B

Brendan and his AK

Ah yes, the son having some fun with his Bulgarian AK-47 (that he bought) and with some Wolf HP ammo (that he also bought). This is the first rifle that he actually ever purchased - he did it all on his own. I think he paid a bit much, but he sure has fun with it and is getting his money's worth so far.

As you can hear from his statement, it is obvious he learned somnething at school - he can count the rounds and knows when the thing is empty. Not a bad thing to know if ever in a SHTF situation. Ah the benefits of a public education - LOL.

Anyone out there know of how to adjust the front sight for windage? We were told by the seller to drift it using a brass punch but it would not budge and it is in dire need of adjustment as it shoots about 4" to the right at 15 yards, and about 6" off at 25 yards.

All the best,
Glenn B