The 335 day of the year
30 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- Cookie Cutter Week
- Clerc-Gallaudet Week
- Antarctica Day
- Basketball Day
- Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
- Civil Air Patrol Day
- Day With(out) Art Day
- Rosa Parks Day
- World Aids Day
- Giving Tuesday
- National Pie Day
- National Eat a Red Apple Day
ON THIS DATE...
1824: The presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed among John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay. John Quincy Adams was declared the winner.
1879: Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "HMS Pinafore" opened in New York.
1880: A telephone was first installed in the White House.
1891: James Naismith, a physical education teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, created the indoor sport of basketball.
1903: "The Great Train Robbery" was released. It was the world's first western film (watch).
1909: the Pennsylvania Trust Company became the first bank in the United States to offer a Christmas Club account. It encouraged customers to set money aside for the holidays.
1913: In Pittsburgh, the first drive-in automobile service station opened for business. It was operated by the Gulf Refining Company.
1941: Japanese Emperor Hirohito signed a declaration of war against the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
1942: Gas rationing went into effect in the United States, as a result of World War II.
1945: Burl Ives made his concert debut in New York. He is best known as the narrator and banjo-picking snowman in television's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
1953: The first issue of "Playboy" magazine was published by Hugh Hefner; it featured Marilyn Monroe as the centerfold.
1955: seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama. Police took Parks into custody after she refused to give up her seat in the front of a bus to a white man. (see History Spotlight)
1969: the U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War Two.
1976: The Eagles released their classic album "Hotel California."
1979: The Movie Channel pay network was launched.
1988: the first World AIDS Day was recognized in a number of countries around the world. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the day inspired messages from President Reagan, Pope John Paul II and United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar who called for stepped-up efforts against the disease.
1989: Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican and meet the Pope.
1997: jazz musician Kenny G set a record for the longest-held note. He held an E-flat on his saxophone for 45-minutes and 47-seconds. The record-breaking feat was witnessed by the publisher of the "Guinness Book of World Records" (read more)
1999: an international team of scientists announced it had mapped virtually an entire human chromosome.
2004: NBC News' longtime anchor and managing editor Tom Brokaw said good night for the last time on "NBC Nightly News." At the end of the newscast Brokaw spoke briefly about his more than 20 years on the anchor desk. He closed by saying "you'll see Brian Williams here tomorrow night, and I'll see you along the way."
2005: after 16 years of refusing to appear on his late night talk show, talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited David Letterman's longstanding invitation for her to join him on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman." Winfrey was once quoted as saying she would never make another appearance on Letterman's show because she always felt like the "butt of his jokes." Her last "Letterman" appearance was in May 1989 when it was NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman."
Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott (Source)
In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city's racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park's historic act of civil disobedience.
World Aids Day (Source)
On December 1, 1988, the world first recognized World AIDS Day. AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is the most advanced stage of HIV—human immunodeficiency virus infection. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 35 million people all over the world are living with HIV.
WORD FOR THE DAY
verb (used without object)
2. to eat lunch.
"When Joey was asked by Mrs. Roberts if he wanted to enjoy some tiffin, he was apprehensive, until, that is, he found out that it included a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and potato chips"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
It is believed that Peter dictated the words of the book of 1 Peter to Silas who likely also carried the letter.
"With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it" (1 Peter 5:12).
WORD FROM THE WORD
You are to give him the name Jesus--Matthew 1:21
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"