Tag Archives: May 20

The LAST Solar Eclipse YOU Saw Over New England Was That Of May 10, 1994.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Time and Date’ at: timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/1994-may-10


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_10,_1994



So, if tomorrow, Monday, August 21, 2017 you start wondering as to when you might have seen another Solar Eclipse, over NEW ENGLAND, it would have been on Tuesday, May 10, 1994.

I remember it. I watched it from New Ipswich, New Hampshire. It was NOT a total solar eclipse.

We in New England did NOT see the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse. So, if you hear folks going on about the 2012 eclipse don’t feel bad. It never reached New England.

Again remember what you will be watching is the MOON passing across the face of the Sun. Not some shadow. Got that?


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by Anura Guruge

President Abraham Lincoln Signed The U.S. ‘Homestead Act’ This Day 155 Years Ago; May 20, 1862.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Acts#The_act_in_practice


I had always thought that this was a real neat and ‘romantic’ notion. I like to think that if I was of that time I might have considered this. Sure was quite the deal. Wow. All those open spaces. I do NOT think I know of anyone who has told me that their family owned ‘Homestead’ land. Of course there must be millions.

I guess it was inevitable that it would come to an end, and it did, in two parts — the first in 1976 bar Alaska and ten-years later in Alaska.


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Today, May 20, Is “National Streaming Day” 2016 (Per Roku).

by Anura Guruge


Since I am a HUGE fan of Roku I am HAPPY to celebrate “National Streaming Day 2016” with them and you.

If nothing else I plan to watch Day 2 highlights of the England vs. Sri Lanka 1st Test, from Headingley (Leeds), on “One Sports“, via my Roku tonight. I watched Day 1 highlights last night — thanks to Roku.

Did YOU know that ‘roku’ means six (6) in Japanese?

It was the founder’s sixth attempt! Cool. He was on CNBC this morning — which is how I heard about this.


National Streaming Day 2016 Anura Guruge.

Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here. From roku.com.


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2016 New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony — May 20, Concord.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access NH LEOMA Website.

Click here to access the “New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Association” (NH LEOMA) Website.


This is definitely a very worthwhile and moving ceremony to attend. In 2013 I was lucky enough to participate as a “Granite State Ambassador” (GSA) volunteering at the State House.

If you can you should definitely try and attend.

Per Governor Maggie Hassan’s edict flags in New Hampshire will be at Half-Staff on that day.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From governor.nh.gov.


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by Anura Guruge