Fun Facts for Monday, May 4, 2015
The 125 day of the year
241 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- Children's Mental Health Week
- Drinking Water Week
- Flexible Work Arrangement Week
- Kids Win Week
- National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
- National Correctional Officer's Week
- National Family Week
- National Hug Holiday Week
- National Post Card Week
- National Raisin Week
- Day of Vesak
- Intergalactic Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You!)
- International Firefighters Day:
- International Respect for Chickens Day
- Melanoma Monday
- National Library Legislative Day-
- Petite and Proud Day
- World Give Day
- National Homebrew Day
- National Orange Juice Day
- National Candied Orange Peel Day
- National Weather Observers Day
- National Renewal Day
- Bird Day
ON THIS DATE...
1776: Rhode Island declares independence
1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in Hollywood.
1956: Gene Vincent and his group, The Blue Caps, recorded "Be-Bop-A Lula."
1959: The first ever Grammies were awarded for: best single Domenico Modugnos "Volare;" best album Henry Mancinis Peter Gunn; best C&W the Kingston Trios "Tom Dooley;" best R&B "Tequila" by The Champs.
1968: "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" by Ohio Express entered the Billboard Hot 100. It sold a million and hit #4, though Ohio Express had nothing to do with it. It was a demo with studio musicians; co-writer Joey Levine was lead vocalist.
1970: National Guard kills four at Kent State (read more)
1975: Moe Howard, the last of the original Three Stooges, died of cancer at age 78. His real name was Moses Horwitz. Moe, with his brothers Curly and Shemp, created the Three Stooges as a vaudeville act. They made 190 short movies.
1987: Playtex became the first manufacturer to air TV ads featuring live models wearing bras.
1994: After Ernie Banks paraded a goat around Wrigley Field for good luck, the Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati to end a 12-game home losing streak.
1997: A wildly quacking duck, jumping around in circles in the middle of the street, stopped a police car in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Then, the mama mallard led the officers to a nearby storm drain where her nine baby ducks were trapped. The officers rescued the babies, and proclaimed the mama one dexterous duck.
2001: Actress Bonnie Lee Bakley was fatally shot while sitting in a car waiting for her actor husband Robert Blake. In April 2002, Blake was charged with the murder, but a jury acquitted him in 2005.
2001: A South African grandmother caught driving at 106 miles per hour near Capetown told officers she was late for church. The 71-year-old woman was fined the equivalent of $110.
Star Wars Day (Source)
Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga. It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together.
One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm:
Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it “Star Wars Day.”
While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay) help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to mark the day.
Five Food Finds about Hoagies (Source)
- The original “hoagie” is what is now referred to as an “Italian Hoagie” which includes a variety of traditional Italian lunch meats, including dry salami, mortadella, capicolla, and provolone served with lettuce, tomato and onions with a light vinegar and oil dressing.
- Former Philadelphia mayor (also once Pennsylvania governor) Ed Rendell declared the hoagie the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia”.
- Most hoagie shops offer single-meat hoagies (for example, ham or salami hoagies) as well as premium hoagies with upscale ingredients: prosciutto, imported Italian lunchmeats (cotechino, mortadella, sopressata, etc.). A popular variant is the grinder or cosmo, which is essentially a hoagie that has been toasted under a broiler.
- Many takeout shops in Chicago sell a “hoagy” (sic.), usually containing steak and other ingredients, with the option of being “heated.” They also sell cheesesteak, referred to most often as “Philly Steak.”
- In many areas the default cheese on a hoagie is Provolone, while in others it is white American cheese. Cheese-only hoagies (Provolone, American, or Mixed) replace the meat with extra slices of cheese.
WORD FOR THE DAY
1. approval; commendation.
2. official approval or sanction.
"Ethel received the approbation from her husband, Claude, to go shopping with his credit card"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
The Bible is the world’s best-selling book. It is also the world’s most shoplifted book (Link)
WORD FROM THE WORD
The marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. —Revelation 19:7
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