Today is Earth Day. If you find that thrilling, we’re happy for you, but your Curmudgeon’s interests are far more cosmic.
According to Wikipedia, Uranus, which we tactfully refer to as the Seventh Planet, was discovered by Sir William Herschel. He first observed it on 13 March 1781, and initially reported it on 26 April 1781 — 235 years ago. It’s the first planet discovered with a telescope. Creationism had nothing to do with it.
Because the world was made aware of Herschel’s discovery on 26 April, we think that’s the appropriate date on which to celebrate Uranus Day. And it’s only four days from today! That’s when we should get together with friends, raise our glasses, and declare: “Here’s to Uranus!”
This is an idea you can all, ah, get behind. As a creative challenge, you might want to suggest other slogans for Uranus Day. Tasteful slogans, of course.
Your Curmudgeon is pleased to offer this proposal as a service to all mankind.
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