Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A restaurant that specializes in steaks.|
|Usage:||The best steak we ever ate was at a small chophouse in California.|
Idiom of the Day
The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb).
|Project Mercury was the first successful manned spaceflight program of the US. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the Earth. The first Americans to venture into space were drawn from a group of 110 military pilots chosen for their flight test experience and their satisfaction of certain physical requirements; seven were selected to be astronauts in April 1959 and were quickly dubbed the "Mercury Seven."|
|Utzon was a Danish architect who, in 1957, won a competition to design Australia's Sydney Opera House, which was completed in 1973 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. Utzon is only the second architect in history to see his work assigned this status during his lifetime. In 1966, after designing the opera house's distinctive roof—a series of glittering white shell-shaped vaults—and spending nearly a decade on the project, Utzon was forced to resign mid-project.|
|A 4-year-old boy may have saved his mother's life when he managed to unlock her iPhone and call his father for help after he found her unconscious on Sunday night.|
1667 - In Paris, The first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.
1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States.
1838 - The National Gallery opened in London.
1869 - The Hudson Bay Company ceded its territory to Canada.
1872 - S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk.
1912 - The first exhibition baseball game was held at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between Red Sox and Harvard.
1913 - The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opened.
1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil."
1939 - Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. She had been denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
1945 - National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.
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1950 - Bob Hope made his first television appearance on "Star-Spangled Review" on NBC-TV.
1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1981 - The Sam Goody record chain and a top company executive were convicted of trafficking pirated tapes. this was where i used to go on a weekend afternoon looking for records with my father. i had no idea why it went out of business until today!
1965 - "TIME" magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" comic gang.
If You Were Born Today, April 9
Not easily understood, your emotions fluctuate a lot, although you tend to wear a manner of strength and will. You have very refined and particular tastes, and others might find it difficult to know how to please you as a result! The truth is that you are very sensitive to subtle issues that others might overlook. At times you can be very frank, which can be refreshing to some, and off putting to others. You are highly competent and success-oriented. Famous people born today: Dennis Quaid, Hugh Hefner, Jenna Jamieson, Kristen Stewart, Elle Fanning.
Photograph by Danielle Lussier, National Geographic
“As I biked about the Aran Islands in Ireland,” writes Danielle Lussier, who submitted this photo, “I came across this horse ambling about in front of these church ruins, just after the daily Irish drizzle. He finally struck a pose for me at the gate.”
ORZO WITH EGGPLANTS
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... game
Scared to fight for the road, pitting youragainst a few tons of truck or car? Take a conventional fold-out ruler, apply something shiny and reflective and strap it to the back of your ride. Fold it out as needed and back in when parked.