May 6

Posted in History, Holidays, Trifecta by chamblee54 on May 6, 2013

May 6is a day in spring, with 35% of the year gone by. It has it’s fair share of history, some of which did not turn out well. In 1861, the Confederate Congress declared war on the United States. In 1937, a German zeppelin named “Hindenburg” exploded while trying to land in New Jersey. In 1940, Bob Hope did his first show for the USO, somewhere in California.

Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile, on May 6,1954. The current record is 3:43.13 by Hicham El Guerrouj on July 7, 1999, with a party with Prince to celebrate. Since most track meets now use 1500 meters, the mile record is more or less obsolete.

On this day, Georgia executed two notable prisoners. In 2003, Carl Isaacs was put to death. Mr. Isaacs was the ringleader in the 1973 Alday family killing, in Donalsonville GA. Five years later, in 2008, William Earl Lynd was poisoned by the state. This was the first condemned man to die after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that execution by poisoning was constitutional.

Taurus is the sign for those whose blood starts to pump May 6. Included are:
Maximilien Robespierre (1758) Sigmund Freud (1856) Rudolph Valentino (1895)
Orson Welles (1915) Willie Mays (1931) Rubin Carter (1937)
Bob Seger (1945) Tony Blair (1953) PG (1954) George Clooney(1961)
To make room for these folks, someone has to die. For May 6 this would mean:
Henry David Thoreau (1862) L. Frank Baum (1919) Marlene Dietrich (1992)
This is a repost. It ia written like H.P. Lovecraft.

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  1. Draug419 said, on May 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Someone always has to die…

  2. Ann Bennett (@AnnBennett12) said, on May 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I’ve driven by the big chicken. Never turned right or left, just drove on by.

  3. lyssamedana said, on May 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love the phrase ‘someone has to die’ LM x

  4. Sara v said, on May 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Great photos! And it makes complete sense that Bob Seeger would be a Bull:-) May is one of my favorite months, thank you for making it more interesting

  5. kdillmanjones said, on May 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I always love your posts. Is the artwork your own? The combination of creative writing, non-fiction, photos, and artwork all stimulate my senses in such a surreal way. Like lyssamedana, I also loved the line “to make room for these folks, someone has to die.”

  6. Sharp Little Pencil said, on May 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This was a moveable feast for the eyes and the soul! Odd factoid that L. Frank Baum and Marlene Dietrich share the same anniversary of death… and you’re right, we do need to “move on” for the next generation. Making room is Nature’s way of manicuring, not clear-cutting… Nicely done, and LOVED the final swirl image. First I felt a swirl outward from within, then inward from outside! Wow. Amy

  7. Trifecta (@trifectawriting) said, on May 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Super creative response to the prompt. Thanks for linking up!

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