|National Date Nut Bread Day|
Fun Facts for Monday, December 22, 2014
The 356 day of the year
9 days left in the year
THIS WEEK IS
- It's About Time Week
- National Haiku Poetry Day
- National Date Nut Bread Day
ON THIS DATE...
1775: Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy
1894: the United States Golf Association (USGA) was founded in New York City.
1895: German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray.
1922: WEAF Radio broadcast radio's first double wedding ceremony.
1937: New York City's Lincoln Tunnel opened for traffic.
1958: the Chipmunks hit the number one spot on the charts for "The Chipmunk Song."
1963: an official 30-day mourning period following the death of President Kennedy came to an end.
1974: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins scored his 500th career goal.
1975: Mike and Gloria Stivic welcomed their baby Joey into the family on the hit TV sitcom "All in the Family."
1976: production ended on the game show "Let's Make A Deal." Host Monty Hall gave away more than 35-million dollars in prizes over 32-hundred shows. The show was revived 2009 with Wayne Brady as host.
1979: Rupert Holmes topped the pop singles chart with "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)."
2003: a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the state of California. The quake shook buildings from Los Angeles to San Francisco, causing the most damage in the town of Paso Robles where a 19th century clocktower building collapsed, killing two women and injuring dozens of people.
2005: the New York Transit Worker's Union voted to end the transit strike it began three days earlier. The transit strike, which was authorized in violation of state law, was the first to hit the Big Apple 25 years.
2010: President Obama signed the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy into law.
First gorilla born in captivity (Taken from Link)
On this day in 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds, Colo, a western lowland gorilla whose name was a combination of Columbus and Ohio, was the daughter of Millie and Mac, two gorillas captured in French Cameroon, Africa, who were brought to the Columbus Zoo in 1951. Before Colo's birth, gorillas found at zoos were caught in the wild, often by brutal means. In order to capture a gorilla when it was young and therefore still small enough to handle, hunters frequently had to kill the gorilla's parents and other family members.
The first date nut bread recipe appeared in print in 1939. Date seeds have been found in archaeology excavations of sub-tropical areas around the world.
WORD FOR THE DAY
a dread of dirt or filth.
"Edward really wanted to go out and make mudpies, but he suffered from mysophobia"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
The angel Gabriel has been called "The Angel of Good News". We find him bringing good news to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist and Mary, the mother of Jesus.
"Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in [n]years.” 19 The angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who [o]stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news" (Luke 1:18-19).
"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the [s]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary" (Luke 1:26-27).
WORD FROM THE WORD
[Jesus] made Himself of no reputation . . . coming in the likeness of men. —Philippians 2:7
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