Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A dealer in men's furnishings.|
|Usage:||The young boy excitedly entered the haberdasher's shop, ready to purchase his first suit.|
Idiom of the Day
To be or feel obliged to do something because it is morally correct or required by one's sense of duty or integrity, even if one does not desire to do so. Primarily heard in US.
California Gold Rush Begins (1848)
In 1848, the same year California became a part of the US, another major event in the state's history occurred. While establishing a sawmill for John Sutter, James W. Marshall discovered gold and touched off the California gold rush. The gold-rush miners, known as forty-niners, came in droves, spurred by the promise of fabulous riches from the so-called Mother Lode, and San Francisco became a boom town.
John Belushi (1949)
Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He started out with the Second City comedy troop in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, in 1971, achieved national recognition in National Lampoon's Lemmings in 1973, and joined Saturday Night Live as an original cast member in 1975. He also starred in several films, including Animal House and The Blues Brothers, before dying of a drug overdose in 1982.
|The winter season on the island of Bermuda brings on a schedule of performing arts events known as the Bermuda Festival, which began in 1976. Yehudi Menuhin was instrumental in organizing the first festival and performed on its 20th anniversary in 1996. Offerings include theater, dance, opera, classical, and modern music performances from around the world.|
Illinois Boy Is Youngest Patient to Receive Artificial HeartAn 11-year-old Illinois boy has become the youngest recipient of an artificial heart, which will help sustain his life until he gets a heart transplant match.
Illinois boy is youngest patient to receive artificial heart
1899 - Humphrey O’Sullivan patented the rubber heel.
1908 - In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell.
1922 - Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.
1935 - Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale in Richmond, VA.
1952 - Vincent Massey was the first Canadian to be appointed governor-general of Canada.
1965 - Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.
1985 - Penny Harrington became the first woman police chief of a major city. She assumed the duties as head of the Portland, Oregon, force of 940 officers and staff.
1961 - Bob Dylan arrived in New York City. He made his professional singing debut when he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City on April 11.
1962 - Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.
Multi-talented and diverse, you are an interesting person who can draw upon both creative and logical sides of the brain equally. Others find you funny, great for advice, and extremely perceptive. Always interested in how people tick, you are a natural psychologist. You are security-minded but although you don’t like too much change, you do require stimulation in your day to day affairs. Many of you hold more than one job. Famous people born today: Desmond Morris, Mary Lou Retton, John Belushi, Oral Roberts, Neil Diamond, Nastassja Kinski, Warren Zevon.
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2. Susan B. has so many interests: crafting, recycling, new ideas all the time.
Hydnellum ferrugineum is a species of tooth fungus in the family Bankeraceae. The fungus fruits on the ground singly or in clusters in conifer forest, usually in poor or sandy soil. Fruit bodies are somewhat top-shaped, measuring 3–10 cm (1–4 in) in diameter.
knit, toe up
knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
Dawn in the Woods Shawl
crochet, 6 - 12 mths
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
Crochet Heart Coin Purse
Bread Sticks - 2 ingredients
1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted until firm but not too thawed out
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay pastry dough horizontally so that the longer sides are up and down. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices Twist the strips and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bread sticks are golden brown.
Lion Bamboo Jigsaw Puzzle
Unclog a sink with DIY Drano
Drop a couple of Alka-Seltzer tabs down a clogged drain and follow it with one cup of distilled vinegar. Turn your hot water tap on full force and flush the clog away!
The pic below shows two islands facing each other silently. These are not ordinary islands. They are located in the Bering Straits. They belong to two Super Powers - Russia and USA and represent two different days of the calendar at any given time because the international date line passes through them.They are just 2.4 km apart from each other.
The bigger one called Big Diomede with an area of 29 km2 and no population, belongs to Russia and is part of Siberia - 25 km from main land.The smaller one is called Little Diomede with an area 7.3 km2, a population of 170, and belongs to the USA and is part of Alaska - 25 km from main land.
International Date Line is about 1.8 km east of this island.
International Date Line is about 0.6 km west of this island.
On a clear day, looking at Big Diomede from Little Diomede - one can see 'tomorrow' as the time difference between the two islands is exactly 24 hrs.