Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A tourist who is visiting sights of interest.|
|Synonyms:||rubberneck, sightseer, tripper|
|Usage:||The city's economy depends on tourism, and an influx of enthusiastic excursionists is always welcome.|
thanks for the hollywood pics,, susan b
Barbara Stanwyck,clad in black,on a white stallion, comes thundering towards the camera followed by 40 horsemen. There is no music, just the sound of the galloping riders.
Idiom of the Day
A sign, either real or imagined, of good fortune or a propitious outcome.
The heavy hand of Louis B.Mayer rests on Clark Gable and Greer Garson’s shoulders
|Segovia was a Spanish guitarist whose transcriptions of early contrapuntal music, along with his concerts and recordings, were largely responsible for the 20th-century resurgence of interest in the guitar and its possibilities as a concert instrument. Almost entirely self-taught, he made his debut in Grenada in 1909 and by the 1920s was touring internationally. He continued to perform into his 90s.|
|This ancient Roman festival marked the culmination of a week-long celebration in honor of the manes, spirits of the dead. It began on February 13 with the Parentalia, a private celebration in honor of deceased family members, and ended on February 21 with a public celebration known as the Feralia. This was the day on which offerings and gifts were placed on the graves of the deceased and the anniversary of the funeral feast was celebrated. The Feralia was similar to the later Christian holiday, All Souls' Day.|
|It doesn't take a government study to tell many Americans what they already know: They're not getting enough sleep. But the latest study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- which shows that 35 percent of U.S. adults don't get the recommended seven hours or more a night.|
1842 - John J. Greenough patented the sewing machine.
1866 - Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school. The school was the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.
1878 - The first telephone directories issued in the U.S. were distributed to residents in New Haven, CT. It was a single page of only fifty names.
1911 - Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection. He died on May 18.
1925 - The first issue of "The New Yorker" was published.
1947 - Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera to take, develop and print a picture on photo paper all in about 60 seconds. The photos were black and white. The camera went on sale the following year.
1970 - The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on "American Bandstand."
If You Were Born Today, February 21
You are generally very well-liked and inspiring to others. Others might not know just how sensitive you are, as your outward personality is easygoing. A tad moody, you frequently experience restlessness on an emotional level. Many of you possess literary talents and a fine sense of humor. You have a pragmatic and organized side to your personality that is distinct but not always immediately apparent. Famous people born today: Anais Nin, Erma Bombeck, Chuck Palahniuk, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Nina Simone.
A twelve-shilling note from the Province of New Jersey, dated 25 March 1776. The New Jersey pound was a type of colonial currency used in New Jersey until 1793, when it was replaced by the U.S. dollar.
A Peck on the Beak
Photograph by Christine Sandberg, National Geographic
Yellow-crowned night herons (Nyctanassa violacea) are usually dormant during the day, but Christine Sandberg caught these two apparent lovebirds in action one afternoon in a park in Pinellas County, Florida. “I noticed something different in their movements and behavior this day. I slowly approached them, they slowly approached each other up in the foliage,” Sandberg writes. “Suddenly—a touch from a beak, and the look of love in their eyes.”
Watch out, Helen Walker. Detective Charles Coburn is onto you. (IMPACT.)
is too close for comfort.
Waiting for the real thief. .
Waiting to see her daughter in the hospital.
It’s all about the keys. figures it out.
HOW TO USE AN EMBROIDERY HOOP
AS A LOOM
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
"what is your name?" in Balochi [Western] (Pakistan) -
Tay naam key int?
find it! about 2 seconds .. you?
can you find the panda in this “Star Wars” edition of the puzzle created by ste1?
Marjorie Main in seductive pose.
some interesting (and odd) times in history