Sunday, February 21, 2016

Int'l Mother Language Day FEBRUARY 21, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

Announced by UNESCO in 1999, International Mother Language Day celebrates cultural diversity and commemorates the “language martyr” students of 1952 Bangladesh. These students are honored by the encouragement of multiculturalism and the promotion of protective measures for endangered languages. It’s hard to imagine the challenges faced by students who have been ordered to learn in a foreign language, as without linguistic inclusion, there is no equal access to education. Current International Mother Language Day events include multicultural festivals which promote the hearing of all voices, and display social cohesion, cultural awareness, and tolerance. The unique nuances and subtleties of linguistic communication which connect individuals to culture and personal identity are valued and encouraged.
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A tourist who is visiting sights of interest.
Usage:The city's economy depends on tourism, and an influx of enthusiastic excursionists is always welcome.

thanks for the hollywood pics,, susan b
Barbara Stanwyck,clad in black,on a white stallion, comes thundering towards the camera followed by 40 horsemen. There is no music, just the sound of the galloping riders.

Idiom of the Day

good omen

 — A sign, either real or imagined, of good fortune or a propitious outcome.

The heavy hand of Louis B.Mayer rests on Clark Gable and Greer Garson’s shoulders


Andrés Segovia (1893)

Segovia was a Spanish guitarist whose transcriptions of early contrapuntal music, along with his concerts and recordings, were largely responsible for the 20th-century resurgence of interest in the guitar and its possibilities as a concert instrument. Almost entirely self-taught, he made his debut in Grenada in 1909 and by the 1920s was touring internationally. He continued to perform into his 90s. 


This ancient Roman festival marked the culmination of a week-long celebration in honor of the manes, spirits of the dead. It began on February 13 with the Parentalia, a private celebration in honor of deceased family members, and ended on February 21 with a public celebration known as the Feralia. This was the day on which offerings and gifts were placed on the graves of the deceased and the anniversary of the funeral feast was celebrated. The Feralia was similar to the later Christian holiday, All Souls' Day

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1842 - John J. Greenough patented the sewing machine. 

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1866 - Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school. The school was the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati. 

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1878 - The first telephone directories issued in the U.S. were distributed to residents in New Haven, CT. It was a single page of only fifty names.

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1911 - Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection. He died on May 18. 

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1925 - The first issue of "The New Yorker" was published. 

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1947 - Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera to take, develop and print a picture on photo paper all in about 60 seconds. The photos were black and white. The camera went on sale the following year. 

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1970 - The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on "American Bandstand."


If You Were Born Today, February 21

You are generally very well-liked and inspiring to others. Others might not know just how sensitive you are, as your outward personality is easygoing. A tad moody, you frequently experience restlessness on an emotional level. Many of you possess literary talents and a fine sense of humor. You have a pragmatic and organized side to your personality that is distinct but not always immediately apparent. Famous people born today: Anais Nin, Erma Bombeck, Chuck Palahniuk, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Nina Simone.

Picture of the day
New Jersey pound
A twelve-shilling note from the Province of New Jersey, dated 25 March 1776. The New Jersey pound was a type of colonial currency used in New Jersey until 1793, when it was replaced by the U.S. dollar.

Picture of two herons in a tree in Florida

A Peck on the Beak

Photograph by Christine Sandberg, National Geographic
Yellow-crowned night herons (Nyctanassa violacea) are usually dormant during the day, but Christine Sandberg caught these two apparent lovebirds in action one afternoon in a park in Pinellas County, Florida. “I noticed something different in their movements and behavior this day. I slowly approached them, they slowly approached each other up in the foliage,” Sandberg writes. “Suddenly—a touch from a beak, and the look of love in their eyes.”

Watch out, Helen Walker. Detective Charles Coburn is onto you. (IMPACT.)






Barbara Stanwyck,Fred MacMurray. EGR is too close for comfort. DOUBLE INDEMNITY.

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Waiting for the real thief. Cary GrantTO CATCH A THIEF.


Waiting to see her daughter in the hospital. Irene Dunne. I REMEMBER MAMA.


It’s all about the keys. Ray Milland figures it out. DIAL M FOR MURDER.




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The prim and proper Greer Garson cutting loose with a memorable rendition of Sir Harry Lauder’s ‘She is ma daisy’ from RANDOM HARVEST.


Marshal Will Kane decides to ride back into town and face Frank Miller’s gang.
Gary and Grace look at ease before the camera rolls.


Kathleen Hughes in a famous pose for Universal’s first 3D film, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE.

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. - George Jean Nathan

Joan Crawford hiding in a cupboard. (Jack Palance is in the apartment.) SUDDEN FEAR

The tennis term “love” comes from the English mispronunciation of “l’oeuf”—“egg” in French, as the zeros on the scoreboard look like eggs. -------------------- In response to WWII-era poverty and cultural bans, “Stilyagi” scenesters in the Soviet Union created bootleg vinyl records using medical x-rays. -------------------- In December 2015, after being dry for centuries, the waterfall at Malham Cove in Yorkshire Dales National Park began flowing again! -------------------- In December 2015, two Russian ice swimmers played chess in the frozen Lake Shartash near Yekaternburg, Russia—wearing only bathing suits.

Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert on the set of UNDER TWO FLAGS (1936).

"what is your name?" in Balochi [Western] (Pakistan) - 
Tay naam key int?


That famous scene in NORTH BY NORTHWEST when the little boy to the right covers his ears BEFORE Eva Marie Saint shoots Cary Grant

find it! about 2 seconds .. you?
can you find the panda in this “Star Wars” edition of the puzzle created by ste1?

Marjorie Main in seductive pose.

some interesting (and odd) times in history

The Royal Navy on the way home from France with Queen Victoria on board, who had just visited Napoleon III, 1858

Gold diggers marching through Chilkoot pass, the only way towards Dawson City, 1898City, 1898

kIceberg that had red and black paint on it. They believe that this is the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Photographed in 1912 

Selfies circa 1920

CClass held in a train wagon (reason unknown), Ontario, Canada, 1932

Driving class at Michigan Highland Park University, 1939ichigan Highland Park University, 1939

The last commercial sailing ship, Pamir, to round Cape Horn in 1949

The Beatles looking back, 1962 and 1969

Woodstock The Opening Ceremony. Bethel, New York, 14 August 1969

Rien ne vas plus in the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas while Man is landing on the Moon, 1969

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss the PCs future at Jobs Palo Alto home, 1991.

1 comment:

  1. Great old time movie faces. And now must go listen to some Segovia:)