"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.
Events March 13, Yoshida-selected
Japanese edition：３月１３日付「1988年 - 青函トンネル開通。青函連絡船廃止。4月10日の瀬戸大橋開通と合わせ、「一本列島」と呼ばれることになる。
Photo site：1988年 - 青函トンネル開通。青函連絡船廃止。4月10日の瀬戸大橋開通と合わせ、「一本列島」と呼ばれることになる）
English edition：March 14:「1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.
(Photos-link:1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan.）
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 12, 1894, Coca-Cola is sold in a glass bottle for the first time"
In my personal life as a top management while back in Japan, I take pride in heart that my whole life of some almost 80 years in Japan, throughout what I call the first , the second and the third stage of my top manage man life, Pepsi Cola, brother rival drink of Coke, was one of the customers while in the trucking industry in which I spent some 32 years.
One of the dear memories while in the trucking industry, is that in the opening ceremony and party of the customer, Pepsi Cola bottler-selling company, had a opening ceremony-party for the plant, where Mr. Richard Nixon, then the vice president of Pepsi
Cola head office in the States was present. I vividly remember when I shake hands with him saying "I am an A-bomb survivor...", he seemed startled for a moment. However, with my immediate next of my words of "But I love your country and your people for various meaning...", he seemed happy. Well, this is a rare experience as a Japanese exchanging a few words with him later year becoming the US President!
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|On This Day in American History
On March 12, 1894, Coca-Cola is sold in a glass bottle for the first time. Vicksburg, Mississippi candy company owner Joseph A. Biedenharn decides to try bottling the carbonated drink in order to be able to sell it nationwide. Up until then, Coca-Cola can only be purchased in cities where soda fountains can be found.
"On March 9, 1841, the US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who seized control of the ship carrying them — The Amistad — were illegally taken into slavery."
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「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist」
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|On This Day in American History
On March 9, 1841, the US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who seized control of the ship carrying them — The Amistad — were illegally taken into slavery. The Africans had been kidnapped in West Africa and were bound for Cuba when they took control of the vessel. The Supreme Court rules 7-1 in the Africans’ favor, finding they’d been illegally taken from Africa and should return home. (Image: Sengbe Pieh (Joseph Cinque), leader of the La Amistad uprising. New Haven Museum)