"Today's Event special", Editor YOSHIDA selected special
It has been quite a time since I set this column here for everyday happening from Wikipedia with lots of photos concerned trying to let the viewers follow the events as if watching the events as "Illustrated Stories" or the like. However, setting the photos in various sizes and so many is made by the computer mouse, so that it has long been the cause of shoulder aching in a long run. Therefore, I hit upon an idea of trying to let me edit in a way more easier or in a simple way the viewers try to see. This choice of the editor's free mind comes from the one seen in "", so to speak.
"Today's Event Special", Editor personally selected.
March 11（Wikipedia）（Japanese edition only)
●"This Day In History: President Franklin Roosevelt Ordered Gen. Douglas MacArthur Out Of The Philippines(American History History)"
●(Japanese edition）1942年 - 第二次世界大戦・フィリピンの戦い: マッカーサー将軍がコレヒドール島から退却。
★The reason why I select this Event(In Japanese edition:"...Doublas MacAuthur retreated..." is nothing but this soil of the Philippines is the one I hope to live until I die. Another reason is that the poem "YOUTH" the General loved is the one I, Yoshida, too, love as among the five English famous words of my favorites. I love making the recitations of them aloud, taking some 8-minute. The top and end sites of my website in English edition keeps them.★I know of an episode about the poem and the Generals retreating from this soil. One of favorite books writes about it. As seen in the far right next to the General in a line of photos is the book entitle " The Poem named 'YOUTH' " writes some thing about the General and the poem. When the Japanese armies ran into the General's office, they were said to see a poem flame on the wall, and that was the "YOUTH". My interpretation of it never that the General forgot it for escaping but to show the Japanese soldiers the American General is a sort of a person who loves what it means! even in the battle for life and death!★By the way, the Japanese language note for this Event says,"Taikyaku(Meaning in Japanese a sort of "retreat, escape or runaway...negative sense, at least never the one brave man being called. As I anticipated, I came to learn that that was by the order of the President, never from the General's own though. I learned in the process of selecting the photos the General once told the President that the General even went so far as to say he wishes to stay as a private soldier or something to stay and go on fighting!★A well known episode of his leaving is that famous words of "I shall return!". This thought of mine drove me to paste some other photos and an article link concerned, "1944 MacArthur returns(HISTORY)". (136.7KB)
" 1944 MacArthur returns(HISTORY)（マッカーサー戻る）"
● 2011年 - 日本の三陸沖にて、東北地方太平洋沖地震（東日本大震災）が発生。
●（English Edition） 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
The Editor's memo for this day!
Tuesday 6, March, 2018
Well, Editor's motivation of changing the selection to a single Event is this! It is that the Event appears both in the English and Japanese edition of the Wikipedia with one-day-time-lag between USA and Japan!, which means after all, the Event is internationally important, significant and well known-to-be!
I am perfectly satisfied with my decision of editing reform of the column of "Today's Event" in this way. Sorry for being absent from this column for days!
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 March 8, 1817, the New York Stock Exchange is established."
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|On This Day in American History
On March 8, 1817, the New York Stock Exchange is established. Sometimes known as the ‘Big Board,’ the NYSE provides a way for buyers and sellers to trade shares of stock in companies registered for public trading. (Photo: The floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 1908.)
"On March 7, 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for a new invention called the ‘telephone,’ "
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|On This Day in American History
On March 7, 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for a new invention called the ‘telephone,’ setting the foundation for the Bell Company and the massive American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), forming the foundation of the modern telecommunications industry. (Photo: Partial view of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone patent drawing from March 7, 1876)