Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Equipment, such as clothing, tools, or instruments, used for a specific purpose or task.|
|Usage:||He had half expected that she would drive up to the side door in a hansom, would wear a thick veil, and adopt the other appurtenances of a clandestine meeting.|
Idiom of the Day
I imagine this is the case; I presume it to be true (that); it is my understanding (that).
As the World Turns Premieres (1956)
|Soap operas began in the early 1930s as 15-minute radio episodes and continued in that format when they began appearing on TV in the early 1950s. As the World Turns premiered as the first half-hour TV soap. The show, which primarily focused on two professional families in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, ran for 54 years and aired nearly 14,000 episodes. For 20 of those years, it was most-watched daytime drama in the US.|
Émile François Zola (1840)
Zola was the founder of French naturalism, a literary school that maintained that novel-writing should be scientific, appraising reality in terms of natural forces such as heredity or environment. Inspired by his readings in sociology and medicine, he applied his theory in a vast series of novels in which the characters are impartially observed and presented in minute, often sordid, detail. Zola also had an ardent zeal for social reform.
International Children's Book Day
This day, which is observed by countries all over the world, is held on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, because the Danish author's stories have been favorites among children of all nationalities. Celebrations include contests in which children illustrate their favorite books. Every two years the International Board on Books for Young People sponsors the Hans Christian Andersen medals, which are awarded to a children's book author and a children's book illustrator for their contributions to children's literature.
A 20-Mile Long 'Spacescraper' Dangling from an Asteroid: Could It Work?
|It's a new approach to an old idea. While Jonathan Swift's fantastical island city of Laputa stayed aloft via magnets, a New York City design firm envisions using an orbiting asteroid to hang a skyscraper above the Earth.|
A 20-mile long 'spacescraper' dangling from an asteroid: Could it work?
1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. The next day he went ashore.
1872 - G.B. Brayton received a patent for the gas-powered streetcar.
1877 - The first Egg Roll was held on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC.
1889 - Charles Hall patented aluminum.
1902 - The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles with the name Electric Theatre.
1905 - The Simplon rail tunnel officially opened. The tunnel went under the Alps and linked Switzerland and Italy.
1935 - Sir Watson-Watt was granted a patent for RADAR.
1958 - The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics was renamed NASA.
1972 - Burt Reynolds appeared nude in "Cosmopolitan" magazine.
1984 - John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship.
Ever Thought of Publishing Your Patterns?
Pattern A Day wants original knitting or crochet pattern submissions for the Pattern-A-Day Calendar. If you would like to showcase your knitting or crochet designs in the 2017 edition of the Knitting Calendar™ or the Crochet Calendar™
Due: before October 15th
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2017 |120 Meyers Ave
Long Island Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair
Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3
LIU Post B. Davis Schwartz Library.
720 Northern Blvd Greenvale, NY
Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is $7 ($1 off with any ad or notice). LIU Post students and faculty admitted free. Children under 14 admitted free.
For more information, call 516 516-627 8688.
De Menagerie, an oil painting on canvas completed by Melchior d'Hondecoeter c. 1690. During his career, the artist focused on paintings of animals, particularly birds. In the painting here, d'Hondecoeter presents a multitude of animals from various continents, including squirrel monkeys from Central America, sulphur-crested cockatoos from Australia, a grey parrot from Africa, and a purple-naped lory from the East Indies.
A herd of mountain goats huddle together on top of Mount Evans, Colorado during a lightning storm.
BENJAMIN TEDDY BEAR
Chocolate Cherry Mousse Recipe
Fish Four Jigsaw Puzzle
Easter - where's the egg?
1. Get more exercise... unless it involves physical activity.