Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action.|
|Usage:||The two nations were bitter enemies, but the signing of a concordat showed progress.|
Idiom of the Day
— To learn how to do something competently or well after a certain period of practice or development.
Opha Mae Johnson Becomes First Woman to Enlist in the US Marine Corps (1918)
During World War I, the US Secretary of the Navy decided to allow women to join the Marine Corps Reserve so that they could take over clerical duties being performed at the time by battle-ready Marines who were needed overseas. Johnson, who was 18 at the time, was the first woman to enlist. It would be another 25 years before the Marines began letting women fill non-clerical positions like parachute rigger, mechanic, and cryptographer.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899)
Hitchcock was a six-time Academy Award-nominated English-American filmmaker who directed more than 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades. A master of the suspense thriller, he developed a style that is so distinctive that any filmmaker working in the suspense genre invariably risks comparison to him. He was one of the best known directors of his time, often making humorous cameo appearances in his own films.
Bud Billiken Day
Bud Billiken is the "patron saint" of Chicago's African-American children. Created in 1923 by Robert S. Abbott, Bud Billiken is a symbol of things as they should be, and his day is primarily a children's event. There is a parade held on the second Saturday in August each year, complete with marching bands, baton twirlers, floats, and units from the Navy, Air Force, and National Guard. The formalities end when the parade reaches Washington Park in the Grand Boulevard area of Chicago, where families have picnics and cookouts.
Lessons in Wound Healing from Our Favorite Fly
|Instead of stitches and screws, doctors are looking to the next generation of medical adhesives — glues and tape — to patch us up.|
1784 - The United States Legislature met for the final time in Annapolis, MD.
1846 - The American Flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles, CA.
1889 - A patent for a coin-operated telephone was issued to William Gray.
1924 - "The Prisoner's Song" by Vernon Dalhart became the first country music record to sell one million copies.
1931 - The first community hospital in the U.S. was dedicated in Elk City, OK.
1934 - Al Capp's comic strip "L'il Abner" made its debut in newspapers.
1942 - Walt Disney's "Bambi" opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY.
1959 - In New York, ground was broken on the $320 million Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Considered by me as "my bridge' since it was built before my eyes, now i will never forget that the name is incorrectly spelled!
1967 - The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. Baez responded with a performance at a free concert at the base of the Washington Monument.
1994 - It was reported that aspirin not only helps reduce the risk of heart disease, but also helps prevent colon cancer.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY
Being an active, sensible, enthusiastic, authoritative, and energetic person, you have enough capability to perform very well in your professional career.Finance:
Some of you may visit abroad for business trips as you are planning to enhance your business territory. You will get success in your new ventures and this will make you financially stable.
Your intelligence will enable you create wonders in your profession. However, you should work on your impatience, whim and stubbornness. You should plan something to execute your plans in this year. You will find luck and success easily this year if you grab the opportunities at right times. You will find good opportunities by developing new relationships and attachments.
Some of you may get married to your desired partners this year.
Brahmaea wallichii, also known as the owl moth, is a moth from the family Brahmaeidae. With a wingspan of about 90–160 mm (3.5–6.3 in), it is one of the largest species of Brahmin moth. This nocturnal species is found in India,Bhutan, Myanmar, China,Taiwan and Japan.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Photograph by Ami Vitale
Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a wild enclosure at a conservation center in China’s Wolong Nature Reserve. China has been creating reserves to restore and protect disappearing panda habitat and is now introducing captive-bred pandas into the wild.
crochet, 12 mths
Pattern Book Fashions 1917 Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S DAY ...
Craft Foamie Tutorial Extravaganza!
I found this first idea while browsing through a Woman's Day Special Interest Publication called Cool Kid's Crafts. I created my own designs, which you'll see here.
The supplies are very simple: craft foam (which I purchased at The Dollar Tree), glue (optional), scissors & pencils. Also optional: stencils or templates. Not optional: your imagination.
First you'll need to decide what shape you want. I found that cookie cutters make great templates, especially for the kidlets. Just press the cookie cutter very firmly onto the crafty foam & it leaves a nice imprint of the image--very easy for the little ones to follow along & cut.
Once you've got your shape cut out...
...fold the piece in half & cut two small slits with scissors. (One near the top & one near the bottom.) Don't cut the slits too big or the foam piece will slide right off your pencil.
Now slip your pencil through....& that's it!
You can also use extra bits of foam to embellish your pencil topper. Or use gems, glitter, paper bits, ribbon, sequins, stickers, etc. Use a really strong glue though. I would even recommend a hot glue gun. We used some clear tacky glue, but the pieces wanted to come apart too easily, so a glue gun did the trick. Wait until your glue is COMPLETELY dry before sliding the pencil through.
This is one of those crafts with endless possibilities!! Party favors (make them to match ANY theme!), cheap-cheap-cheap gifties for school mates (to pass out on holidays or birthdays), teacher gifts, a quick after-school activity with the kids, etc...
You probably don’t realize it, but your pots come with built-in spoon rests.
That hanging hole doubles as a spoon rest, in a pinch.
We all know which hand we hold a pen with, but how far does this bias extend throughout your body? Are you left-eared? Left eyed? Here are some simple tests you can apply to yourself.