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Fun Facts for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The 113 day of the year
252 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- National Park Week
- Administrative Professionals Week
- Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
- Bedbug Awareness Week
- Coin Week
- International Whistlers Week
- National Infertility Awareness Week
- National Karaoke Week
- National Princess Week
- National Pet ID Week
- Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
- National Playground Safety Week
- National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
- Safe Kids Week
- English Language Day
- Impossible Astronaut Day
- National Lost Dog Awareness Day
- Movie Theatre Day
- Talk Like Shakespeare Day
- World Book & Copyright Day
- World Book Night
- Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day
- National Cherry Cheesecake Day
- National Picnic Day
ON THIS DATE...
1348: English King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter, the first order of knighthood.
1616: dramatist, playwright William Shakespeare died at the age of 52.
1635: The Boston Latin School opened -- America's oldest public school.
1789: President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
1900: the word, "hillbilly," was first used in print in a "New York Journal" article. The article defined "hillbilly" as a quote, "free and untrampled white citizen of Alabama who lived in the hills." It went on to say quote, "he has no means to speak of, dresses as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him."
1914: First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.
1948: Johnny Longden became the first jockey to ride three-thousand career winners.
1950: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz announced the creation of Desilu Productions.
1951: The Associated Press began use of its new Teletypesetter circuit. The AP provided a perforated, paper-tape message to a news bureau in Charlotte, North Carolina. The message was then fed to a monitor for preparation into a printer. From there, the newspaper copy was completed.
1954: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first major league home run off Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals.
1956: the United States Supreme Court put an end to racial segregation on buses.
1963: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds got his first major league hit off Bob Friend of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1964: Ken Johnson of the Houston Colts became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter and lose the game. The Cincinnati Reds won the game, one-to-nothing. The team scored its run on two errors.
1968: The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.
1969: Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
1985: the Coca Cola Company announced it was changing the 99-year-old secret formula for the world's best-selling soft drink. The move turned out to be an unpopular with classic Coke fans and the company soon changed its mind and brought back the original version.
1987: "Business Week" magazine listed Chrysler's Lee Iacocca as highest paid executive at more than 20-million dollars per year.
1988: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less went into effect.
1993: United Farm Workers of America and National Farm Workers Association president Cesar Chavez died at the age of 66.
1992: McDonald's opened its first fast-food restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
1995: Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Howard Cosell died at the age of 77. He helped turn "Monday Night Football" into a national institution.
1995: President Clinton declared a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City in the wake of the bombing that claimed dozens of lives.
1997: Doctors at the University of Southern California announced that a child was born in late 1996 to a 63-year-old woman on hormone therapy.
2007: former Russian President Boris Yeltsin died at the age of 76. Yeltsin who presided over the demise of the Soviet Union and Russia's transition to a free market, ruled Russia from 1991 to the last day of 1999 when he handed over power to Vladimir Putin.
2009: for the first time in his 17-year history with "The Tonight Show," host Jay Leno called in sick. Leno was admitted to a hospital with an undisclosed illness. He was released one day later. NBC aired a repeat segment of "The Tonight Show" in light of Leno's illness.
2010: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the controversial immigration bill into law. The bill aimed to prosecute and deport illegal immigrants and gave police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Critics, including President Obama, said the bill gave license to harass and discriminate against immigrants.
2013: the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong over his use of banned substances.
Leave my Cola-Cola alone (Taken from Link)
On this day in 1985, The Coca-Cola Company took arguably the biggest risk in consumer goods history, announcing that it was changing the formula for the world's most popular soft drink, and spawning consumer angst the likes of which no business has ever seen.
The Coca-Cola Company introduced reformulated Coca-Cola, often referred to as "new Coke," marking the first formula change in 99 years. The company didn't set out to create the firestorm of consumer protest that ensued; instead, The Coca-Cola Company intended to re-energize its Coca-Cola brand and the cola category in its largest market, the United States.
That firestorm ended with the return of the original formula, now called Coca-Cola classic, a few months later. The return of original formula Coca-Cola on July 11, 1985, put the cap on 79 days that revolutionized the soft-drink industry, transformed The Coca-Cola Company and stands today as testimony to the power of taking intelligent risks, even when they don't quite work as intended.
Administrative Professionals' Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is an unofficial holiday designed to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. In the U.S., it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week in April.
WORD OF THE DAY
[luhl] Verb--used with an object
to put to sleep or rest by soothing means
to soothe or quiet
"The loving mother attempted to lull the child to sleep by singing a lullaby"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
The Bible says that Enoch walked with God--and God took him
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. (Gen. 5:21-24)
WORD FROM THE WORD
O Death, where is your sting? —1 Corinthians 15:55
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"