The 282 day of the year
83 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- 4-H Week (Link)
- Emergency Nurses Week
- Fire Prevention Week
- Mental Illness Awareness Week
- National Midwifery Week (Link)
- National Carry A Tune Week
- Financial Planning Week
- Kids' Goal Setting Week
- National Health Care Food Service Week (Link)
- Spinning and Weaving Week
- National Physicians Assistant Week
- Leif Erikson Day (Link)
- National Chess Day (Link)
- National Pro-Life Cupcake Day (Link)
- World Egg Day
- World Post Day
- Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day
- Moldy Cheese Day (Link)
ON THIS DATE...
28 B.C.E. - The Temple of Apollo was dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.
1000: Leif Erikson supposedly landed on North American mainland near Newfoundland, soon setting sail for Greenland.
1470: English king Henry VI was restored to the throne after being deposed in 1461. However, six months later he was again deposed and then murdered in the Tower of London.
1635: Religious dissident Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He went on to found Rhode Island, found the first Baptist church in America, and edit the first dictionary of Native American languages.
1701: the Collegiate School of America was chartered in New Haven, Connecticut. The school's name was later changed to Yale University.
1855: the sewing machine motor was patented by Isaac Singer.
1888: The public was first admitted to the Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills.
1872: Montgomery Ward issued the first mail order catalog.
1915: Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend a World Series game.
1936: the first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
1946: The first electric blanket went on sale -- for $39.50 -- in Petersburg, VA.
1949: Harvard Law School began admitting women
1965: "Yesterday" by The Beatles topped the pop music charts.
1967: Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as musical director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
1973: Priscilla Presley divorced Elvis following a two year separation. The couple had been married for six years.
1986: Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened in London.
1986: Joan Rivers' "The Late Show" debuted on the Fox Network.
2006: Internet search engine Google bought the video sharing website YouTube for more than one-point-six-Billion dollars. YouTube content includes both homemade videos and pirated clips from various networks.
2009: President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president since Woodrow Wilson to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Meteorite hits car in Peekskill, NY (Taken from Link)
On this day in 1992, 18-year-old Michelle Knapp is watching television in her parents' living room in Peekskill, New York when she hears a thunderous crash in the driveway. Alarmed, Knapp ran outside to investigate. What she found was startling, to say the least: a sizeable hole in the rear end of her car, an orange 1980 Chevy Malibu; a matching hole in the gravel driveway underneath the car; and in the hole, the culprit: what looked like an ordinary, bowling-ball–sized rock. It was extremely heavy for its size (it weighed about 28 pounds), shaped like a football and warm to the touch; also, it smelled vaguely of rotten eggs. The next day, a curator from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City confirmed that the object was a genuine meteorite.
Leif Erikson Day (Taken from Link)
Leif Erikson -- son of Iceland and grandson of Norway -- crossed the North Atlantic more than 1,000 years ago to land on the shores of present-day Canada. His arrival marked the first known European encounter with North America and began a legacy of daring exploration that would help define the character of our Nation. Today, we celebrate not only Leif Erikson and Nordic-American culture, but also those men and women who boldly reach for the next great discovery.
More than 800 years after that first excursion, a ship called Restauration set sail in Erikson's wake with the eyes and hearts of its passengers set on American shores. The Norwegians who disembarked in New York City on October 9, 1825, were the first large group of immigrants to arrive in the United States from Norway. On Leif Erikson Day, we commemorate their journey and celebrate the many contributions and accomplishments of their descendants.
WORD FOR THE DAY
verb/noun (tit·tuped, tit·tup·ing)
1. an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
2.to move, especially to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or bouncing way, as a spirited horse.
"Kelsey had the family laughing wildly as she tituped around the house with the mop on her head"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
Aaron was Moses' older brother (about 3 years older).
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:7).
WORD FROM THE WORD
The Lord God is my strength and my song. —Isaiah 12:2
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"