Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A flowing together.|
|Usage:||There was a conflux of emotions and thoughts in him.|
Idiom of the Day
— A situation comprised of both crude or unpleasant things as well those which are pleasing or beneficial, usually with the former in greater proportion to the latter. Used especially in reference to economics or business.
French Foreign Legion Founded (1831)
The French Foreign Legion is a unit of the French Army largely composed of foreigners and commanded by French officers. It was created by King Louis Phillipe in 1831 to keep potential dissidents busy fighting for France rather than against it. Because enlistment historically required no official identification, many criminals joined under assumed names to hide their unsavory backgrounds.
Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (1844)
Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer. He began studying the violin with his bandmaster father at age five, and at his first public concert at age eight, he impressed a wealthy patron and was sent to study in Madrid. There, Queen Isabel II gave him the Stradivarius violin that he would play for the rest of his life. He made his Paris debut in 1860 and commenced touring the world. He wrote scores of brilliant virtuoso works, some of which are still played today.
Bike Week is the largest motorcycle meet in the world, held for 10 days in Daytona Beach, Florida. The highlight of the week is the Daytona 200 race, which attracts competitors from all over the world. Other races include a three-hour U.S. Endurance Championship race and vintage motorcycle races on Classics Day. These events take place in the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium and on the Daytona International Speedway. Another popular feature of the week is a parade of over 5,000 motorcycles, and concerts and trade shows are held throughout the week.
Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian - and They Likely Kissed Our Human AncestorsNow, it's no surprise that Neanderthals didn't brush their teeth. Neither did they go to the dentist. That means bits of food and the microbes in their mouths just stayed stuck to their teeth.
1785 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He succeeded Benjamin Franklin.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1894 - New York Gov. Roswell P. Flower signed the nation's first dog-licensing law.
1903 - Harry C. Gammeter patented the multigraph duplicating machine.
1913 - William Knox rolled the first perfect 300 game in tournament competition.
1940 - W2XBS-TV in New York City aired the first televised opera as it presented scenes from "I Pagliacci".
1941 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would begin wearing batting helmets during the 1941 season.
1965 - Walter Matthau and Art Carney opened in "The Odd Couple". It later became a hit on television.
1992 - Prince received a lifetime achievement award at the Soul Train Awards.
Anita Sengupta, Robert Thompson, mission scientists
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
March 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Our Susan B. has so many interests: crafting, recycling, new ideas all the time.Relentlessly creative, go see her site for ideas and how to's.
Pictures of the day
A micrometer is a device incorporating a calibrated screw, widely used for precise measurement of components in mechanical engineering and machining. Micrometers are usually, but not always, in the form of calipers (opposing ends joined by a frame). The spindle is a very accurately machined screw and the object to be measured is placed between the spindle and the anvil. The spindle is moved by turning the ratchet knob or thimble until the object to be measured is lightly touched by both the spindle and the anvil.
An adult male Snowy Owl, wide awake at the day’s first light in Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area, New York.
knit - ST. PATRICK'S DAY
knit - ST. PATRICK'S DAY
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Pine Cone Fish Jigsaw Puzzle
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