Le complot mondial sur la conquête spatiale et tous ses secrets enfin révélés !
Il n’y a pas que la politique, les actes de terrorisme ou la vie dissolue des blogueurs et youtubeurs qui sont le terreau de tous les complots. Non, non, il y a aussi l’espace et ses innombrables merveilles.
J’ai d’ailleurs déjà été confronté, suite à des articles sur l’espace, à des gens qui me soutenaient que l’Homme n’avait jamais marché sur la Lune ou qu’il n’y avait pas de robots sur Mars, voire qu’au contraire, ça faisait super longtemps que les Américains ont une base secrète sur Mars.
M’enfin, globalement, il y a souvent les mêmes questions qui reviennent, du genre pourquoi les fusées ne montent pas droit, pourquoi n’y a-t-il aucune photo de la terre vue de la lune, pourquoi les astronautes ne jure-t-il pas sur la bible, pourquoi ne sommes nous pas retournés sur la lune en 50 ans ou encore pourquoi n’y a-t-il pas de poussière sur les pieds du module lunaire…et j’en passe.
La bonne nouvelle, c’est que le youtubeur Defakator a passé en revue toutes ces questions et plus encore et cela vous permettra de rétablir la vérité dans les mares de complotistes.
Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 began its voyage into American history. The Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the moon. The moon mission was a milestone in human history. But it was also a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television, as CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of space to living rooms across America. W..(Read…)
Father’s Day is this Sunday—in case you need a reminder—and while golf, beer, and barbecue may come to mind, it’s a celebration with complex, religious origins and one even arguably fueled by the women’s liberation movement that began in the 60s.
The very first American Father’s Day dates back more than a century; in 1909 and during a sermon celebrating Mother’s Day (which was unofficially recognized as a national celebration by this time), a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd hoped to celebrate her father—a civil war veteran and a single parent raising her and her five brothers—with a sermon dedicated to dads everywhere.
There were other attempts at organizing Father’s Day celebrations before this time, however. In 1908, a West Virginia Church dedicated its sermons to fathers, though it wasn’t intended to become an annual event.
Dodd soon petitioned for a day of dad-related sermons before the Spokane Ministerial Alliance of Washington, also lobbying other churches, the local YMCA, and shopkeepers, and was successful; the first ever Father’s Day Sermon took place on June 19, 1910, a Sunday—Dodd had hoped to celebrate the day on June 5, her father’s birthday, but timing and planning difficulties delayed the event a few days. Other pastors at nearby churches followed suit, and it’s said that Dodd soon received hundreds of letters applauding her efforts.
The celebration of fathers eventually gained momentum with the endorsements of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and President Calvin Coolidge in 1924— but it wasn’t without criticism, with some detractors pointing out the mass commercialism of the growing celebration of the holiday. As Time notes, the holiday piqued the interest of many clothing manufacturers hoping to profit off a new-found holiday.
By 1966 and despite criticism, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation calling upon the recognition of the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, roughly 56 years after Dodd’s first celebration. “I invite State and local governments to cooperate in the observance of that day and I urge all our people to give public and private expression to the love and gratitude which they bear for their fathers,” he said during the proclamation.
Father’s Day may also have gained new momentum in the 60s and 70s and during the Vietnam War. As the feminist movement gained traction, women wanted equality in the workplace, and a more equitable domestic division of duties, as well. Now, men were sharing household chores more evenly. As Time notes, it “got stranger that women were celebrated in a way that fathers weren’t yet.”
Eventually, under President Richard Nixon, Father’s Day was made official in 1972, with the former president calling upon all government buildings to raise the American flag in observance of the day. Dodd, who is officially recognized as the founder of Father’s Day, died six years later. Today, it’s estimated that Father’s Day is celebrated in 110 countries, with many celebrations also taking place in June.
So while you celebrate your dad this Sunday, don’t forget: the holiday has a long and thoughtful history and we have one woman to thank for giving fathers a special day of recognition. Now go give your dad a hug.