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Fun Facts for Friday, October 31, 2014
The 304 day of the year
61 days left in the year
THIS WEEK IS
- International Magic Week
- Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
- Kids Care Week
- National Infertility Awareness Week
- Beggars' Night
- Books For Treats Day
- Day of the Seven Billion
- Frankenstein Friday
- Girl Scout Founder's Day
- Halloween or All Hallows Eve
- International Bandanna Day
- National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day
- National Caramel Apple Day
- National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
- National Magic Day
- National UNICEF Day
ON THIS DATE...
834 A-D, the first All Hollows Eve was observed by all churches to honor the saints. The observance was established by Pope Gregory the Fourth.
1517: Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
1864: Nevada became the 36th state.
1868: Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.
1926: legendary magician, illusionist Harry Houdini died at the age of 52.
1941: Mount Rushmore was ‘completed’ this day. Actually, the money ran out. Work on the monument, honoring Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt, had begun August 10, 1927. It was dedicated March 3, 1933 although work continued. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum died in 1941 and his son, Lincoln, continued the project until funds ran out on this day. Since then , no additional carving has been done, nor is any further work (other than maintenance) on the memorial planned.
1942: Bing Crosby's hit song "White Christmas" topped the pop singles chart.
1955: Marilyn Monroe divorced Joe DiMaggio.
1956: Rear Admiral G.J. Dufel became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.
1964: "Baby Love" by the Supremes topped the pop singles chart.
1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two security guards. Gandhi was not only India's first female prime minister, but also the daughter of the very first prime minister of India. She was 56.
1998: a genetic study was released suggesting President Thomas Jefferson did in fact father at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings. (See bio)
1999: all 217 people aboard EgyptAir Flight 990 were killed when the plane crashed off the Massachusetts coast.
2006: after 35 years at the helm, game show host Bob Barker announced he would retire from CBS' "The Price Is Right" at the end of the 2006-2007 TV season.
2007: former top-ranked tennis star Martina Hingis announced she was retiring from the sport amid allegations of cocaine use during Wimbledon. Hingis denied taking the drug and called the accusations "horrendous" and "monstrous." She said she did not want to spend the rest of her tennis career fighting doping allegations and admitted that at 27 years of age, she was, quote, "realistically too old to play top class tennis."
2011: the United Nations announced the world population had reached seven billion people.
The famed Harry Houdini died on this date in 1926 (Taken from Link)
Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budpest, Hungary, with the name of Ehrich Weisz. By the age of twenty, Harry had been performing small acts throughout New York. He soon married and joined a circus where he began to develop and perfect his escape tricks.
Through the years, Houdini gained fame after repeatedly escaping from police handcuffs and jails. Harry was even given certificates from various wardens for escaping from their prisons. After making his name in America, Harry toured Europe, where he expanded his repertoire by escaping from straitjackets and coffins. Eventually, Harry was able to accomplish his dream of having a full show dedicated to his magic.
Caramel Apples (Taken from Link)
Caramel apples were invented in the 1950s. The creator, Dan Walker, was a sales representative working for Kraft Foods. Kraft Foods, who also sold small individually wrapped caramels, continues to print the recipe for caramel apples on the backs of their caramel bags.
WORD FOR THE DAY
Adept [adj. uh-dept; n. ad-ept, uh-dept]
1. very skilled; proficient; expert
2. a skilled or proficient person; expert.
"Billy was thrilled to learn that that they would be playing hide-and-seek as he was an adept hider"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
Ish-Bosheth, king of Isarel ,lost his commander Abner, over an argument over a woman.
"During the war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner had been strengthening his own position in the house of Saul. 7 Now Saul had had a concubine named Rizpah daughter of Aiah. And Ish-Bosheth said to Abner, “Why did you sleep with my father’s concubine?” 8 Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, “Am I a dog’s head—on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman! 9 May God deal with Abner, be it ever so severely, if I do not do for David what the Lord promised him on oath 10 and transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and establish David’s throne over Israel and Judah from Dan to Beersheba.” 11 Ish-Bosheth did not dare to say another word to Abner, because he was afraid of him.12 Then Abner sent messengers on his behalf to say to David, “Whose land is it? Make an agreement with me, and I will help you bring all Israel over to you” (2 Samuel 3:6-12).
WORD FROM THE WORD
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8
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