(a subscriber told me that cat's do not tolerate designing them well which made me sorry that
i had put pictures in my newsletter depicting that kind of thing)
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Talk intended to charm or beguile.|
|Usage:||Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose-but what could I do?|
|In 1712, George Frideric Handel took up permanent residence in England, leaving his employer—the elector of Hanover—behind in Germany. Two years later, the elector of Hanover became George I of England. When the king requested music for royal festivities, Handel wrote Water Music, allegedly to regain the king's favor.Water Music debuted on a barge accompanying the king down the River Thames in 1717.|
|Born in Boston on this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped edit, and was a signer of, the Declaration of Independence. He also helped to frame theConstitution. When he died in 1790 in Philadelphia, he was given the most impressive funeral that city had ever seen: 20,000 people attended. In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute Science Museum holds a two-day "birthday bash" that often involves people dressing as Franklin.|
|The self-proclaimed "greatest of all time," Ali is celebrated as much for his flamboyant manner, colorful boasts, and doggerel verse—"float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"—as for his boxing prowess. He beat the best fighters of his day and won the world heavyweight title a record three times, once after being stripped of it for refusing induction into the US Army during the Vietnam War on religious grounds.|
According to a new study, gun suicides are far more common in the US than the gun homicides that tend to dominate news coverage. The findings, published in theAnnual Review of Public Health, show that, over the past decade, an average of 50 Americans a day have died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. While the research highlights that young black men are at a much higher risk of dying from firearm violence, it revealed that a different group suffers the most gun deaths—middle-aged white men. In that demographic, 90 percent of the gun deaths are suicides
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1806 - James Madison Randolph, grandson of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, was the first child born in the White House.
1912 - English explorer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole. Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten him there by one month. Scott and his party died during the return trip.
1928 - The fully automatic, film-developing machine was patented by A.M. Josepho.
1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. Wallenberg was credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews.
1985 - Leonard Nimoy got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - A court in Ireland granted the first divorce in the Roman Catholic country's history.
If You Were Born Today, January 17
You have a lucky streak, or at least a strong sense that you have a guardian angel in life. You have a penchant for investigation and research and love a good mystery. You thoroughly enjoy giving gifts and/or introducing people to new ideas or things. You can be stubborn and determined, and your managerial sense is strong. Ambitious and goal-oriented, you are headed for success. Famous people born today: Eartha Kitt, Muhammad Ali, Jim Carrey, Benjamin Franklin, Kid Rock, Andy Kaufman, James Earl Jones, Michelle Obama, Betty White, Al Capone.
Associate veterinarian Meredith Clancy (L) collects mucus samples from Nola, a 40-year-old northern white rhino, as keepers Kim Millspaugh and Mike Veale(R) look on during a veterinary exam at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Nola, one of just five northern white rhinoceros left in the world, appeared to be responding to treatment of an unidentified bacterial infection that has veterinarians worried for a subspecies limping toward extinction, San Diego Zoo Safari Park said.
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Amigurumi Black Cat Door Stopper
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'hello' in Malayam: Vanakkam
Most Famous Lighthouses In The World
– Also known as the ‘the lighthouse at the end of the world’, this is located on a small island 5 nmi (which are 9.3 km) east to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The lighthouse was built in 1920 and is now a popular tourists attraction and can be reached only by boat
Peggys Point Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Canada –