6/28. William Seward. Bought Alaska for some trivial amount and was mocked most of his life (Seward's folly, Seward's ice box). Then we found tons of gold and oil and made back much more money off resources alone. Also they have moose and lights and mountains and stuff. So...
7/28. There was this Japanese mayor in the 1970s who built a huge seawall and was actually laughed at and criticized by the general populace for wasting such funds. This seawall would go on to protect the town in 2011 when a tsunami threatened and took out many surrounding towns.
8/28. Edmund Halley
In 1705, applying historical astronomy methods, he published Synopsis Astronomia Cometicae, which stated his belief that the comet sightings of 1456, 1531, 1607, and 1682 related to the same comet, which he predicted would return in 1758. Halley did not live to witness the comet's return, but when it did, the comet became generally known as Halley's Comet.
9/28. Sinead O'Connor. She was demonized in the 90s for calling out the child abuse in the catholic church.
Turns out she was really, really right about it!
10/28. Manitoba premier Duff Roblin built a flood control waterway, or "floodway" to protect the city of Winnipeg from being under water if the city flooded, which it had done in the past. It was built in 1968 at a cost of $63 Million (Canadian) which was a freakin' lot of money at the time. He was derided by his opponents and the project was sneeringly referred to as Duff's Ditch.
Since it was built it has been used over 20 times and saved the city billions of dollars. People from all over the world have come to study it, particularly our flood prone neighbors to the south in North Dakota.
Thanks Duff, we love your ditch.
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