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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Having turrets and battlements in the style of a castle.|
|Synonyms:||castled, crenellated, battlemented|
|Usage:||He summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends...and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.|
Idiom of the Day
— To have the just or legal permission, privilege, or authority to have or own something.
"The Shot Heard 'Round the World" (1951)
Late in the 1951 baseball season, the New York Giants trailed far behind their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the standings. However, the Giants went on a winning streak, and the two teams finished the regular season with identical 96-58 records. In the first two games of a three-game playoff series, the teams traded wins. In the bottom of game three's ninth inning, the Giants were trailing 4-2 with two men on base when Bobby Thomson came to bat.
John Ross (1790)
The son of Scottish and Cherokee parents, Ross served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson against the Creeks. Elected principal chief of the eastern Cherokee in 1828, he resisted government attempts to seize Cherokee farms and lands in Georgia and unsuccessfully petitioned Jackson to defend the tribe's rights. In 1838, he was forced to lead his people on the infamously long, hard journey to the Oklahoma Territory.
The Most Murderous Mammal Is Probably Not What You Think It IsApe shall never kill ape. The primate society in the 1973 film "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," the fifth installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise, was governed by this central rule.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.
1893 - The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman.
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton became the first female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia to fill a vacancy.
1954 - "Father Knows Best" began airing on CBS-TV.
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV.
1955 - "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC-TV.
1961 - "The Dick Van Dyke Show" debuted on CBS-TV.
1974 - Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.
1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders.
1990 - The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany ended 45 years of division.
2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.
Just ahead of the fall holidays, a viral social media rumor suggested the pumpkin in pumpkin pie is secretly produced from other squash.
South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
Oct 7, 2016 | San Jose, CA
About This Festival
On the first Friday of every month (except January and July), downtown San Jose sees the streets fill up with artists and art enthusiasts for South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk. The event is a collection of galleries, businesses and museums that are open for the public to enjoy with self-guided tours of all the local, national and international art on display. The event features a few dozen establishments, all within walking distance from each other, and maps to the various locations can be found on the event’s website.
Paris Texas Antique Fair
Oct 7-8, 2016 | Paris, TX
About This Festival
Paris Texas Antique Fair is a art festival that takes place at Historic Gibraltar Hotel.
French Lick Art on the Green
Oct 7-9, 2016 | French Lick, IN |
About This Festival
French Lick Art on the Green is a art festival that takes place at French Lick Town Green.
thanks, susan, for showing us how to properly pose with statues!
Pictures of the day
A 1 rupiah banknote from the first issue of banknotes by newly formed Indonesia. Although dated 17 October 1945, the notes were not actually issued until late 1946. The legal tender obligation is arched across the front of the note, Tanda pembajaran jang sah("A valid/legal indication of payment"). The banknote is unevenly cut, and the top and bottom of the design are not completely parallel.
knit, 12 - 24 yrs
Fall of Leaves pattern by Stephanie Hogendoorn
Sour Cream and Onion Chicken
Hot Chocolate - Nutella style!
Never waste a precious drop of your Nutella again. Instead, pour warm milk into the dregs of the jar to create Nutella hot chocolate and happiness