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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A toroidal shape.|
|Synonyms:||doughnut, anchor ring, halo, ring|
|Usage:||He was reclining on the red couch, blowing annuli of smoke that would slowly ascend and disappear into wisps.|
Idiom of the Day
To accelerate or increase speed suddenly or rapidly; to travel or move very quickly. Usually said while traveling in an automobile.
National Assembly of Quebec Adopts the Charter of the French Language (1977)
In 1976, the Parti Québécois, a party of French-Canadian nationalists formed in 1970, won control of the provincial parliament. Among its first acts was the passage of La charte de la langue française—the Charter of the French Language. Also known as Bill 101, the controversial legislation made French the official language of Quebec and prohibited the use of English on signs and in most commercial transactions.
Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676)
Walpole was an English statesman. Elected to the House of Commons in 1701, he later served as secretary of war. With the accession of George I, he rose rapidly to become first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer. With his consolidation of power, he effectively became the first British prime minister. He avoided foreign entanglement and kept England neutral until 1739, when he was forced into the War of Jenkins' Ear against Spain.
Doctors Remove 40 Knives from Man's Stomach in India
A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation. "He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening," Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN.
1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta." when i was ten, my dad and i went to the world's fair in new york city. it was there that i saw the pieta - as long as the moving floor/sidewalk allowed!
1873 - The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten.
1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.
1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.
1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened.
1968 - The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.S. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution."
1987 - The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX. The company that had sold its products door to door for 81 years.
1987 - Sonny Bono announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, CA. He won the election.
The September 29, 1907, edition of Little Nemo in Slumberland, a comic strip by Winsor McCay. This full-page weekly strip, which ran variously in the New York Herald and New York American under different titles, depicted a young boy named Nemo having fantastic dreams that were interrupted by his awakening in the final panel. In this episode, Nemo dreams of himself and the Little Imp exploring the big city as giants.
A breathtaking 383-second long exposure photograph by Maxime Raynal
knit (inspiration for seeking this pattern: the stain on my shirt from my first bite of hamburger at my nephew's recent 40th birthday)
knit, toe up
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
Stitches Dictionary 5
Question: At first, I was attracted to this Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar because of its colorful, whimsical character. After doing some research about the jar, however, I discovered that it is considered a valuable collector's piece! I know that the patent for the design belongs to the A.E. Hull Pottery Co., but I found out that there are different companies that actually decorated the jars. What can you tell me about that? How much do you think this cookie jar is worth today?
Answer: The A.E. Hull Pottery Co. of Crooksville, Ohio, originated the Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar in 1943. Louise E. Bauer's design proved so popular that Hull had Regal China Co. of Antioch, Ill., produce jars to meet the high demand. Although Hull produced some Little Red Riding Hood cookie jars, most were made by Regal China well into the 1950s. The difference between Regal's china body and Hull's earthenware body is readily apparent; Regal China jars are pure white, as opposed to Hull's off-white jars. Also, the Regal jars have the incised design patent number marked on the bottom, like yours.
Price guides suggest values of $400 or more, but reality is a different tale. Prices realized at prominent auction houses top out around $200 for jars in excellent condition. Little Red Riding Hood jars have been reproduced, but they lack the quality of the originals.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central Newsi have a huge collection of vintage cookie jars .. anyone think clutter? lol