December 31, 1879 — Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
Note: I will be continuing “This Day in History” posts on a random basis in the future. It has been an interesting experiment to look at the past and realize that no matter how much progress we have made in so many areas, we are circling backwards in others and are, at times, closer to the original problem than we are to the solution for it.
I have hope that we can begin to heal the cracks and divisions that we are experiencing in our society once we realize that we, as individuals, cannot get our way in every situation we face. It’s a matter of compromise and compassion.
Let’s face it, if Mick Jagger can’t always get what he wants, the rest of us have no shot.
Best wishes for Peace, Love and Chocolate in 2019,