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Martin Luther King Jr
History of Martin Luther King Day
Joke of the Day
She is infringing on my right to bear arms!
Word of the Day
adjective: Desiring strife.
Stephen Marche; Shining at the Bottom of the Sea; Riverhead; 2007.
Idiom of the Day
What does ‘Apron strings’ mean?
This Day in History
1778 – English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”
1896 – The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.
1939 – Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “Jeepers Creepers.”
1958 – Willie O’Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.
1975 – “The Jeffersons” debuted on CBS-TV.
1978 – Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1991 – Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business due to financial problems.
1993 – The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 U.S. states for the first time.
1995 – The “yahoo.com” domain was created.
1995 – A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.
2012 – Wikipedia began a 24-hour “blackout” in protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation (S. 968 and H.R. 3261) known as the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Many websites, including Reddit, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, contended would make it challenging if not impossible for them to operate.
TODAY: In 1936, Rudyard Kipling, who in 1907, at the age of 42, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, dies.
Pictures of the Day
Oil-on-panel portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger (1527) Thomas More was a lawyer and political figure in 16th century England, best remembered as Henry VIII‘s Lord Chancellor. Although he coined the term Utopia, he was privately wracked with religious guilt, being prone to mortification and wearing a hair shirt. More became increasingly firm in his Catholic religious convictions and fell into disfavour with Henry VIII over his refusal to accept Henry as the head of the Church of England. This in turn lead to More’s execution at the Tower of London.
Karin State in Myanmar
This image was taken at Sadan Cave, Pahan township.
Quarantine Cooking Recipes
VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RECIPE
Both vegetarian and vegan diets may provide health benefits, including reduced body weight, lower cholesterol levels, and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it is important for vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they are meeting all of their nutritional requirements.
CRAFTS .. Valentine’s Day
CHILDREN’S CORNER .. Valentine’s Day
SUDOKU .. very hard
Would You Rather Be Full Body Hairy Or Bald?
The Auction Game –
The main problem in any democracy is that crowdpleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage and whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy — then go back to the office and sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece. -Hunter S. Thompson, journalist and author (18 Jul 1937-2005)
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