"Today's Event special", Editor YOSHIDA selected special
Events April 10, Yoshida-selected
（The past records）
English edition：April 10:"1858–After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Photos-link:"1858 Whitechapel Bell Foundry"
Japanese edition（日本語版）：４月１０日付「1858年 - イギリス国会議事堂の時計塔に重さ13.5トンの大時鐘が完成。工事責任者ベンジャミン・ホール卿にちなみビッグ・ベンと命名。」
Photo-link(映像リンク)：「1858年 - ビッグベン」
（Note：I early feel that there is a big difference of the contents come out between English and Japanese when put in the Google for searching the photos concerned. This means there is a big gap of the editing ability between the two.）
(The 29-photo-attached file/222.86KB) (Japanese edition)
THE HISTORY OF BIG BEN London Big Ben
The Editor's memo for this day!
Monday 9, April, 2018
I am having hard time editing the "Today' Event"(April 11) of both Japanese and English editions especially in linking processes. It might be better for me not to be too greedy to edit the both editions, for the visitors could easily imagine by the photos with no knowing of the explanation.... Am I right?
By the way, the photos attached here are the ones edited from a Japanese business magazine showing the "$ vs \" . Me as a man living oversea prefer Yen stronger. I remember at the time of my one-month stay in America and Hawaii in 1993, I spent some one million Yen with the rate of "$1 vs \100".
today@VOA & NYTimes.com
This column is for editing what I call "the illustrated stories" with photos related with the events and news, so that the visitors could enjoy the stories in a visual ways. The former, "today@VOA" deals with historical events with the exception of week-ends, and the latter with stories who lived and dead with more than a hundred years old of his or her lives. My interest in the latter one comes from my strong will of living more than a hundred of years trying to make it with a thought of my mother who lived until 102, or my personal wish and will to live a life of the so-called "The longest lived Hibakusha(A-bomb survivor) with my thought of "Ms. Elbina Deans, the longest-lived suruvivor of the Titanic", and another target of a 119-year-old Filipina, Puerto Princesa, with the title of oldest living person in the Guinness Book of World Records.
"On April 9, 1865,Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders..."
|On This Day in American History
On April 9, 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia and its 26,765 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, bringing an end to the American Civil War. (Photo: General Lee surrenders to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, reproduction of a painting by Thomas Nast.)
"1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders(HISTORY)"
"On April 6, 1808, German immigrant John Jacob Astor establishes..."
While selecting the photos concerned, I coincidentally came to know that the hero of this Event, John Jacob Astor, in later year, became the victim of the Titanic. Neither this VOA nor the article I selected "American Fur Company(Spartcus Educational)" write about the tragedy, so that I added some photos for that historical happening in the end. (The 38-photo-attached file) (113.89KB)
|On This Day in American History
On April 6, 1808, German immigrant John Jacob Astor establishes the American Fur Company, an enterprise that will eventually make him America’s first millionaire. By the time he dies in 1848, Astor is the wealthiest person in the United States, leaving behind an estate worth at least $20 million. (John Jacob Astor circa 1825)
John Jacob Astor IV ジョン・ジェイコブ・アスター The body found
"American Fur Company(Spartcus Educational)"
「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist」Please click: "Mrs Ann Adams, polio artist" & "Ann Adams" for more information!!
This editor's hidden talent is the English recitation of 1. "Lord's Prayer " ２. "The Lion's Code of Ethics" ３. "Youth "
４. "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address" 5. "My Way "
I am fond of English language. My history of English language studying dates back when I was in night-time high school. I was obliged to give up higher education because of my father's early death right after the Hiroshima atomic bomb drop.