"Today's Event special", Editor YOSHIDA selected special
Events April 27, Yoshida-selected
英語版（English edition）:April 27(1967 – Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.)
PHOTOS source article:"Expo 67 "
日本語版（Japanese edition）：４月２７日付「1967年 - モントリオール万国博覧会が開幕。10月27日まで」
The Editor's memo for this day!
Tuesday 26, April, 2018
Well, well!! I've been absent in this column for so many days!! In fact, my website contents, especially the Japanese edition, surely do play what the Editor is doing every day and night dealing with articles from magazines and newspapers, so that they sure play a sort of daily activities and what I am thinking and doing.
This English editions, too, do play the editor's dairy like reports in their editing processes of "VOA@com" and "today@VOA & NYTimes.com", never giving the visitors think "What's happening to the Editor?" or the like. Ha, ha...
I admit that trying to keep blogging in this column surely give me good opportunities of practicing English composition skill. You know one of my policies or life mottoes is "Try to learn as if you were to live forever, and live as you were to die tomorrow.".
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.
No.424(april.27 , 2018)
"On April 26, 1954, polio vaccine trials begin at an elementary school..."
Polio, in the early days called "Infantile paralysis", is something very very closely concerned with the life of this Editor, Yuki Yoshida, in that I was stricken with it 10-month after my birth, and I have been crippled ever since up until this age of 85. This Event article drives me strong to blog something about my own experiences with Polio. Let me have some words about the time I was stricken with it....
My mother, born in Hawaii, returning to Japan at the age of 11, knew about it, then called "Infantile paralysis". When a baby was 10-month-old after birth caught with high fever, she brought it to see doctor, asking "Check this baby carefully, please ! See if this is not Infantile paralysis!?...". The doctor in an instantly denied, saying No, no!. In those days polio was not known among the people including doctors.
The next day, Mother noticed, my right leg seemed not moving, so that she dragged me in her arms and dashed to see the doctor, saying like a mad mother, yelling "Check it carefully, Doc! Isn't it really not infantile paralysis!!??? The doctor's answer was, "....I am so sorry, yes.......". Mother heavily tapped the table crying and yelling "I told you! Asked you to!!!...".
My sisters, three, used to let me know of this happening later days, even saying, "Our mother seemed to be a mad mother as if wishing to die together with me!.....
Well, if I were to tell what happened about me in later days and years, it would be a long personal history, never able to comment so easily... If the visitors are ever interested in a part of that when a little boy has turned to have a life of this 85 in what way, "Yoshida's Personal History"(Both in English and Japanese) could make the readers imagine what her life was and has been and what would be like from now on....
(P.S.)The lowest line of photos are Yoshida's penfriend when I was 20 years old, Mrs. Ann Adams(Deceased in 1992) and her son, Kenny, now medical doctor in Florida. I happened to hit the photos while editing another article.....) (The 50-photo-attached:227.93KB)
|On This Day in American History
On April 26, 1954, polio vaccine trials begin at an elementary school in McLean, Virginia. About 1.8 million children in the United States, Canada and Finland participate in the trials and, the following year, researchers declare the vaccine safe and effective. The Salk polio vaccine becomes a standard childhood immunization in America, eventually almost completely wiping out the highly contagious disease in the Western Hemisphere.
"1954 Polio vaccine trials begin(HISTORY)"
No.423(april.26 , 2018)
"On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is placed into orbit..."
|On This Day in American History
On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is placed into orbit around Earth by the crew of the US space shuttle Discovery. First conceived in the 1940s, Hubble is designed to give astronomers an unparalleled view of the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe. Over the years, the space telescope will send back breathtaking images of a comet’s collision with Jupiter, the surface of Pluto, distant galaxies, gas clouds and black holes, providing a glimpse into billions of years into the universe’s past.
"1990 Space telescope in orbit(HISTORY)"
「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.