Sunday, 17 January 2016

17 January

Oh 17 January, what a day of sailors, courage and strength you are! Not only did Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle on this day in 1773, but on the same day in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Strong men indeed, but not in the same league as the formidable Muhammad Ali, who was born on this day in 1942:

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

Have a lucky day my friend.