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Fun Facts for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 210 day of the year
155 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- Fancy Rat & Mouse Week
- Lasagna Day
- National Chicken Wing Day
- Rain Day in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It always rains in Waynesburg on July 29th
- NASA Day
- National Photograph Your Children When They're Not Looking Day
- System Administrator Appreciation Day
ON THIS DATE...
1786: The Pittsburgh Gazette became the first newspaper published west of the Alleghenies.
1866: Thomas Chisholm was born. The American Methodist pastor wrote 1,200 poems, one of which became the familiar hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness."
1874: Major Walter Clopton Wingfield of England received a patent for the lawn-tennis court.
1914: Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
1955: Johnny Cash recorded "Folsom Prison Blues." He had written the song after seeing the movie Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.
1957: Jack Paar debuted as host of "The Tonight Show."
1963: Peter, Paul and Mary released "Blowin' In The Wind."
1967: Louis Armstrong recorded "What A Wonderful World." He insisted on singing the song only once. ABC Records used the first and only take.
1981: Hundreds of millions watched on television as Britain’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Even North American networks carried the ceremony live though it was in the wee hours of the morning.
1988: Federal regulators shut down the largest bank in Texas, First RepublicBank of Dallas, and sold it to North Carolina National Bank.
1988: Reg Morris of Walsall, England, crawled on his hands and knees a world record 28.5 miles. Three years earlier, Reg carried a brick 61 miles.
1995: InStyle magazine reported that fitness guru Richard Simmons had outfitted his minivan with doggie seats and special airbags to protect his new Dalmatian puppies.
1996: Carl Lewis won his ninth Olympic gold medal by winning the long jump competition., tying swimmer Mark Spitz for most golds by an American athlete.
2002: An American explorer who had survived seven expeditions to the Antarctic cut off three toes mowing his lawn. The 53-year-old explorer, from Galena, Illinois, was forced to delay an eighth Antarctic trip by several months. He said the embarrassment was almost as bad as losing the toes.
2003: Boston's Bill Mueller became the first player in major league history to hit grand slam home runs from both sides of the plate in a game. He also hit a third homer in a 14-7 win against the Rangers in Texas.
2005: Astronomers announced that they'd discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.
NASA is created (Taken from Link)
On this day in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an act that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He called the signing an historic step, further equipping the United States for leadership in the space age.
Lasagna (Taken from Link)
The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for "chamber pot" (lasanon).
WORD OF THE DAY
feign \FEYN\, verb:
1. To represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of.
2. To invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse.
3. To make believe; pretend.
"Annie feigned interest as her husband talked about his fantasy football league over dinner."
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
When the Lord Jesus spoke to Paul on the road to Damascus He spoke in Hebrew (Acts 26:14-15)
"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? (Acts 26:14)
WORD FROM THE WORD
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. —Hebrews 4:16
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