During the 1990s, the retail phase of my Career; I worked at a photocopy/print shop.
We had three copy machines of varying capacity and an Offset Printing Press with production equipment – PMT – Photo Mechanical Transfer machine that imaged photos into benday dots for press printing. And, a paper guillotine for cutting larger sheets into the standard copy sizes.
The phone rang, and a frustrated sounding man expressed surprise that I had answered the phone – he was calling to arrange for a print job in Vancouver BC.
“It is a holiday today” I said.
“what Holiday is it?” he asked, surprised.
“Queen Victoria Day” I said surprised back.
“We don’t have that one.” He was calling from America.
Anyway, I explained that my Boss had his shop open on holidays for just these kinds of phone calls – so after that, we worked out the job details – he’d be flying in and courier from the hotel his originals, which, we’d be on stand-by to copy between in the afternoon and before closing and return the originals with the copies to said hotel.
He was not a name guy, just a regular business guy attending a business conference.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – Of The Royal Families of Europe
U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted on a charge of treason, accused of trying to help Mexico overthrow Spanish power in the American southwest. Based on the Neutrality Act, this was no more than a misdemeanor, however President Thomas Jefferson insisted on the higher charge. Burr was acquitted.
May 22, 1849
Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock, a type of pontoon for dry docking ships.
May 22, 1939
The “Pact of Steel,” a military alliance between Germany and Italy, was signed by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
May 22, 1947
As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. Curtain falls on ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ as Ringling/Barnum & Bailey circus closes after 146 years
Greatest show on Earth??
Ringling had a reputation for abusing animals and beating them mercilessly to perform tricks in exchange for cash; from monkeys to elephants, none were spared.
Be objective, Toronto Star.
Write BALANCED articles.given the history of animal abuses, good riddens to Victorian Era entertainments. Plus, Clowns are the #1 phobia over 2. spiders and 3. snakes.
it’s bit balanced if it conforms to bias just because it doesn’t suit yours doesn’t make it not balanced. Check it at the door before posting. Logic over emotion but both are necessary for a stable human being. Control them lest they control you. I believe you to be intelligent and thus believe in you :p
it’s history. And a long one at that. Negative or not it’s still one that brought joy to millions over the years regardless of how you personally feel.
no matter how much you don’t, it is still horrifying animal abuse; as is most of history, and people like you are why it rarely changesdo you have nothing better to do than moot pointing at women who get to have their own opinions and view, no matter what your personal feelings are?
meanwhile, America is the one with all the nukes and zero concept of legal rights
israel has over 300 nikes where you been. Thats ehu i could not understand why they was so upset with Iran.
Sure. Ignore the concept of human rights. Bam! Peace!
America became the world leader in weapons since they industrialized war in the first European Theatre called WWI. other nations who have them, do so because America sold it with a Canada assist of the Candu Reactors. After the USA, France is the second biggest nation for needless radiation pollution in me tooism.
Israel exists because the Western nations did not accept WWII refugees and they went from their European Genociders back to the Arab ones they had gone to Europe to get away from. So, where have you been?the USA Surpreme Court is broken. Democracy Down.