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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
May 19, 2024
conditions: Mainly Clear, 20.6°C, 101.4 kPa falling, wind at SSW 6 km/h and 67 % humidity
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1Post Malone : I Had Some Help (Feat. Morgan Wallen)
2Shaboozey : A Bar Song (Tipsy)
3Kendrick Lamar : Not Like Us
4Tommy Richman : MILLION DOLLAR BABY
5Sabrina Carpenter : Espresso
6Billie Eilish : LUNCH
7Benson Boone : Beautiful Things
8Billie Eilish : CHIHIRO
9Hozier : Too Sweet
10Billie Eilish : BIRDS OF A FEATHER
11Taylor Swift : Fortnight
12Dasha : Austin
13Teddy Swims : Lose Control
14Zach Bryan : I Remember Everything
15Noah Kahan : Stick Season
16Billie Eilish : SKINNY
17Billie Eilish : WILDFLOWER
18Future : Like That
19Artemas : i like the way you kiss me
20Kendrick Lamar : euphoria
21Billie Eilish : L’AMOUR DE MA VIE
22Billie Eilish : THE GREATEST
23Morgan Wallen : Last Night
Mon 20 May
high: 30 C
Sunny
Tue 21 May
high: 26 C
Chance of showers
pop: 40%
Wed 22 May
high: 28 C
Chance of showers
pop: 30%
Thu 23 May
high: 24 C
Chance of showers
pop: 60%
Fri 24 May
high: 20 C
A mix of sun and cloud

verb (sih-KWESS-ter)

To sequester a person or group is to keep them separate or apart from other people. Sequester is also often used to mean “to bind or absorb (carbon dioxide) as part of a larger chemical process or compound.”

// The jury was sequestered until a verdict was reached.

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“When sea otters were reintroduced to an Alaskan island, they … led to the return of offshore kelp. As well as harboring hundreds of biodiverse species, these towering algal forests also sequester carbon.” — Lucy Cooke, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2023


"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop" - Confucius
- John Jacob Abel, American pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1938)
- Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
- Sir Nicholas Winton, British humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 669 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
- Go Seigen [Wu Qingyuan], Chinese-born Japanese Go master considered the greatest Go player in the 20th century, born in Minhou County, Fujian, Republic of China (d. 2014)
- Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (A Raisin in the Sun), and writer (To Be Young Gifted And Black), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1965)
- Claude Blanchard, French Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
- Elisabeth Schwartz, Austrian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)
- Carlos Diegues, Brazilian film director and screenwriter (Xica), born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil

In what was perhaps the most deadly and destructive storm in early American history, on this date in 1840, a strong tornado wrecked scores of boats at the Natchez Landing in Mississippi and went on to kill 317 people and cause $1 million in damage.

- National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
- Maurice Ravel's opera "L'heure espagnole" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris
- 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson and Betty White
- Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
- 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
- PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Defending champion Brooks Koepka leads wire-to-wire; wins despite 5 bogeys on last 8 holes by 2 strokes from world #1 Dustin Johnson
- Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1982)
- Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1988)
- Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)
- K. J. Choi, South Korean golfer (Players C'ship 2011; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Wando, South Korea

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