Friday, 12 October 2007

October 12th

Early in the morning of October 12th 1492, a sailor on board the Pinta sighted land, and a new era of European exploration and expansion began. The next day, the 90 crew members of Christopher Columbus's three-ship fleet ventured onto the Bahamian island of Guanahaní, ending a voyage begun nearly ten weeks earlier in Palos, Spain.

New York declared Columbus Day a holiday in 1909 and on October 12, 1909, New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes led a parade that included the crews of two Italian ships, several Italian-American societies, and legions of the Knights of Columbus. Since 1971 Columbus Day, designated as the second Monday in October, has been celebrated as a federal holiday. In many locations across the country Americans parade in commemoration of the day.

British politician Ramsey MacDonald was born on October 12th 1866 in Morayshire, Scotland. Joins the Labour Party in 1894 and becomes leader 1911-1914 and 1922-1931. Is the first Labour Prime Minister of Britain ( for several months during 1924) and again between 1929-1931. Dies shortly after his retirement from politics in 1937.

In 1901, US President Theodore Roosevelt renames the Executive Mansion in Washington, 'The White House'.

On October 12th 2007, I'm still wandering around awaiting the precious moment of life. Life is not the same when you are waiting for something where you knew that it would never come your way. Like it was the day when Columbus found a new piece of land which is now the world's dominating nation, I prefer I would find a holy heart which would dominate the whole world of mine. Funny moments where I slow down well before the speed cameras by just looking at the warning boards, also while stopping at the green traffic lights, searching for the mobile phone whilst holding the same... Can't say whether i'm going mad or not, but things have given me a new way of life to live. What else could I do other than enjoying this opportunity. Will I get the answer today ? Fingers crossed... Life is not what we think and expect... After all, as my angel have advised me to have No Expectations and hence No Disappointments, I would keep going on following the same. Ain't I Lucky ?

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