celebrates all things bacon! There are few things better than a bacon sandwich the morning after, and this day is all about enjoying some streaky rashers, grilled or fried until crisp and sizzling!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.|
|Synonyms:||abominable, detestable, execrable|
|Usage:||Pray do not talk of that odious man.|
1879 - Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" was first performed, at Paignton, Devon, England.
1924 - Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems.
1936 - The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint, MI.
1940 - California's first freeway was officially opened. It was the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena.
1953 - The first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175.
1980 - "The Wonderful World of Disney" was cancelled by NBC after more than 25 years on the TV. It was the longest-running series in prime-time television history.
1993 - Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic relations.
The life size puppet horse 'Joey' used in the National Theatre's production of author Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse is led into fields around Flanders to commemorate the centenary of the start First World War and the Christmas truce of 1914 in Ypres, Belgium.
'hello' in Dutch: Hallo
2 pizzas at once (thanks, shelley)
1st women in ...
1980: Marjorie Matthews, first woman bishop of the United Methodist Church.
1989: Barbara Harris, first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion.
March 12, 1994: The first women were ordained as Church of England priests; 32 women were ordained together.
2006: Katharine Jefferts Schori, first woman presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States.
2008: Kay Goldsworthy, first woman bishop in Australia; she was made a bishop of the Anglican Church of Australia.
1st women in ...
1940s: Lois Fegan Farrell became the first female reporter to cover a professional hockey team in America.
November 27, 1968: Penny Ann Early, first woman to play major professional basketball, in an ABA game (Kentucky Colonels vs. Los Angeles Stars).
September 23, 2013: Sarah Outen arrived in a small harbor on the Aleutian island of Adak, and thus became the first person to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to complete a mid-Pacific row from West to East.
2013: UFC 157, which took place in February, featured not only the first women’s fight in UFC history but also the first UFC event to be headlined by two female fighters (Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche).On her fifth attempt and at age 64, Diana Nyad became the first person confirmed to swim from Cuba to Florida without the protection of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West.
2013: Tatyana McFadden became the first athlete to win six gold medals at a championships during the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon. She claimed gold in every event from the 100 meters through to the 5,000 meters.
2013: Tatyana McFadden won the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York marathons in 2013.This makes her the first person - able-bodied or otherwise - to win the four major marathons in the same year. She also set a new course record for the Chicago Marathon (1 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds).2013: Mia Hamm became the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame in Pachuca, Mexico.
2014: Torah Bright became the first woman to qualify for three snowboard disciplines at a Winter Olympics, specifically snowboard cross, halfpipe and slopestyle.
2014: Jennifer Welter became the first woman non-kicker or placekick-holder to play in a men’s pro football game; she played running back for the Texas Revolution.
2014: 16-year-old Katie Ormerod, from Britain, became the first female snowboarder to land a backside double cork 1080.
2014: Corinne Diacre became the first woman to coach a men's professional soccer team (Clermont Foot) in a competitive match in France on August 4th, 2014, her 40th birthday.
2014: Amy Hughes, from England, ran 53 marathons in 53 days, thus setting the record for the most marathons run on consecutive days by any person, male or female.