Photo was taken at Monkstown, Co.Cork (Irl)
A heron watches the world go by from its perch at Monkstown
On This Day
On December 18th 1903 The Wright brothers make the first sustained motorised aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina US
On December 18th 1986 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the first heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
Pope Francis (Current Pope) is 86
Mick Dowling (Irish Boxing Legend) is 76
Stephen Cluxton (Dublin Goalkeeper, with 8 All Ireland medals) is 41
Saint For Today
Today Dec 17th is Saint Lazarus
Significance Of Today
December 17th is Wright Brothers Day. One important day that changed the world was the day when a man was able to fly through the air in the style of a bird! Not only was this unprecedented, but it set the stage for a whole host of other ideas and inventions that have contributed to the advancement of technology as well as the adventure into space. The airplane has certainly made the globe a much smaller, more accessible place for humans. And right at the beginning of it all were two brothers from the US state of Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Interesting Quote For Today
“Collect moments not things” ~Author Unknown
Did You Know
Did you know that at any given time, there are 9,700 planes and 1.2 million people in the sky somewhere!