Preparedness Notes for Monday — February 12, 2024

On February 12, 1924 George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” premiered. The piece is among Gershwin’s best-known compositions and one of the most popular pieces of the symphonic jazz genre.

February 12, 1851, gold was discovered in east-central New South Wales, sparking Australia’s first gold rush.

On February 12, 1554, at age 16 Lady Jane Grey, titular queen of England, was executed in London by order of Mary I.

And on February 12,, 2001, the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

Today’s feature article was penned by SurvivalBlog Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.