Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.|
|Usage:||The dermatologist advised the patient to keep an eye on the large lentigo near her lip and to alert him if there was a change in its size or shape.|
Idiom of the Day
— Somewhat good, useful, or enjoyable, but not very; passable.
Ingrid Bergman (1915)
Bergman was an Academy Award winning Swedish actress who specialized in portrayals of strong, sophisticated women. Her radiance and unaffected charm made her a star in films such as Casablanca, Gaslight, and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. A scandal caused by her affair with director Roberto Rossellini kept her off the US screen for seven years and forced her to return to Europe until 1956, when she made her successful Hollywood comeback in Anastasia.
Burning Man is a counterculture music festival held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, conceived by Larry Harvey in 1986 to honor the Summer Solstice. It has since become a populist phenomenon, where participants set up a temporary "city," creating their own community. People are expected to interact with one another, produce and display artwork, play music, do spontaneous performances—as long as they actively participate. The 50-foot-high Man towers over Black Rock City until the climax of the festival on Saturday night, when the figure is ignited and the Man becomes a fiery blaze.
1886 - In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey.
1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.
1958 - Alan Freed's "Big Beat Show" opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, NY.
1962 - The lower level of the George Washington Bridge opened.
1966 - The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.
1967 - The final episode of "The Fugitive" aired.
1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.
1983 - The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was retrieved by divers.
1986 - The former "American Bandstand" studio was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The studio is in Philadelphia, PA.
Aug 26 - Sep 24, 2016 | San Antonio, TXSAFOTO is San Antonio’s celebration of the photographic arts. Starting with humble beginnings in 1995, SAFOTO became an international event in 1998, expanding exhibits across the U.S. This festival is free and open to the public, and all art forms featured at exhibitions derive from the realm of photography.
The dining hall at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Built in the early 16th century, the hall is used for Formal Hall. Fellows and their guests dine at the High Table, placed on a platform one step above ground level at the far end of the hall. Students dine at three long benches in front of and perpendicular to the High Table and spanning to the entrance.
Magdalene College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1428 as a Benedictine hostel. Today it is one of the smaller constituent colleges.
Views from the final frontier
thanks, shelley, for all the great and various chili recipes you shared all summer long (sorry if i already said this but it does deserve to say it twice anyway lol)
Chocolate Beer Cake
Romeo and Juliet Coloring Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Decorate Craft Letters