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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The philosophy or science of law.|
|Synonyms:||legal philosophy, law|
|Usage:||Because he hoped to one day run for office, he decided to delve into the study of jurisprudence.|
Idiom of the Day
— An expression used to acknowledge that one understands a joke made by someone else, and to either show appreciation or a lack thereof for the wit employed.
Apple Inc. Is Formed (1976)
Apple Computer, Inc., was the first successful personal computer company. The company has its roots in the Jobs family's garage, where co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled the first Apple computer. Consisting of a handmade motherboard, the Apple I did not even include a monitor or keyboard. The Apple II, introduced the next year with a plastic case and color graphics, launched Apple to success. By 1980, Apple had earned more than $100 million.
Lon Chaney (1883)
|Chaney was an American silent-film actor. Born to parents who were both deaf and mute, he learned to express himself through pantomime at an early age. He moved to Hollywood in 1912 and became one of the biggest stars of the time, appearing in more than 150 silent films. Known as "the man of a thousand faces," he masterfully used makeup to play tortured, grotesque characters in horror films such as The Phantom of the Opera.|
April Fools' Day
|There are many names for this day, just as there are many practical jokes to play on the unsuspecting. The simplest pranks usually involve children who, for example, tell each other that their shoelaces are undone and then cry "April Fool!" when the victims glance at their feet. Sometimes the media broadcast fictitious news items; British television, for example, once showed Italian farmers "harvesting" spaghetti from trees. The French call it Fooling the April Fish Day (the fool being the poisson d'avril) and try to pin a paper fish on someone's back without getting caught.|
How This New Dinosaur Might Change the Face of Tyrannosaurs, EvolutionBefore Tyrannosaurus rex terrorized Cretaceous North America, another frightful lizard ruled Montana. Some 75 million years ago, Daspletosaurus horneri, at nearly 30 feet long and over seven feet tall, dominated the landscape.
Sensitive T. rex? This new dino might change the face of tyrannosaurs, evolution
1578 - William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.
1748 - The ruins of Pompeii were found.
1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the "$" symbol.
1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House Speaker.
1853 - Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary.
1873 - Composer Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov was born.
1891 - The William Wrigley Jr. Company was founded in Chicago, IL. The company is most known for its Juicy Fruit gum.
1927 - The first automatic record changer was introduced by His Master's Voice.
1929 - Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.
1930 - Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA.
1931 - Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.
1938 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY.
1946 - Weight Watchers was formed.
1952 - The Big Bang theory was proposed in "Physical Review" by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
1982 - The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
1987 - Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the world. The walk was 22,000 miles and took 4 years.
1997 - David Carradine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and covered about 772,000 square miles.
1. Top 10 facts about April
flower: Sweet Pea
2. APRIL FOOLS' DAY - April 1
April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters.
EMERGING, MID-CAREER AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS
Call for Submissions - Deadline: June 1, 2017
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run center committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, offering a unique platform for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. We encourage exhibition proposals from local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to photography.
Guidelines: Emerging, Mid-Career and Established Artists
for further information:
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The Bizarre Bazaar
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
Richmond International Raceway
600 East Laburnum Ave
You’ve never been a holiday shopping spree until you’ve raced through the magical Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond, Virginia. Without having to shoulder through the mindless horde at the shopping mall, you’ll have access to a marketplace that’s filled to the brim with seasonal gifts, children’s toys, unique artwork, designer clothing and many other must-have items. In other words, you’ll be able to tackle a big chunk of that shopping list if not all of it.
further information: The Bizarre Bazaar® | Richmond Virginia\'s Unique Holiday Gift and Craft Show
Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
Historic Heritage Park
1521 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX
Proclaimed the jewel of the South Texas coastline, this festival is bustling with local and national talent in the arts. Sure, you can splatter paint on a white board, film yourself acting stupid with an iPhone or Superman that ho and call it art, but these artists put a little more time into their creative endeavors. You’ll find stunning work in paintings, sculptures, film, music, dance and more at this festival.
further information: Welcome to Festival of the Arts - Corpus Christi Texas -
Vintage Market Days
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017Rankin County Multipurpose Pavilion
649 Marquette Rd
Vintage Market Days is THE place to find original art, antiques, vintage clothing, handmade treasures, seasonal plantings and baked goods in Central Denver. Held several times a year in various communities, this three-day event is an opportunity to discover and support the talents, treasures and passions of local vendors.
The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "Jabberwocky". First included in Carroll's novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature "the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod". "Jabberwocky" is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and has contributed such nonsense words and neologisms as galumphing and chortle to the English lexicon.
American artist Craig Alan creates unique portraits of pop-culture icons using people as pixels. (Part 1)
Westwind pattern by Antje Litzmann
Nibble nibble, hop hop
Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
CRAFTSCHILDREN'S CORNER ... string art
String Art: Gifts Kids Can Make
Snow Chairs Jigsaw Puzzle
PS One other technique I forgot to mention: sewing in ENDS. I can’t tell you how often we get this question. Here’s probably the best way you can cut your finishing time down to pretty much zero point zero:
Best Ways to Join Blanket Squares Together
- Mason-Dixon Knitting