Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression.|
|Synonyms:||pep pill, upper, speed|
|Usage:||The doctor prescribed amphetamines to stimulate the narcoleptic patient's nervous system so that he would be less likely to unexpectedly fall asleep.|
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.
1941 - Brigadier General Somervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon.
1954 - The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI.
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1968 - The Beatles’ feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion.
Ty Cobb (1886–1961), shown here sliding into third base on August 16, 1924, was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. He spent twenty-two seasons with the Detroit Tigers, including six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. During this time Cobb set ninety MLB records, though his abilities were sometimes overshadowed by his surly temperament and aggressive playing style. In 1936 Cobb was made an inaugural member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and in 1999 editors at the Sporting News ranked him third on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players".
Photograph by Jassen T., National Geographic
A harvesting machine gathers salt from a crystallizing pond near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The briny lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River and is so salty that much of the aquatic life found in other lakes cannot live there.
Make the perfect table centerpiece or potpourri accent with these summer friendly dried lemon rounds. All you need are lemons and an oven!
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... game
Get some string, hang some donuts from a low branch and try to eat the donuts off the string without using hands. It’s tougher than you’d think which makes for tons of laughter
LUCY THE ELEPHANT
In Margate, NJ, a National Historic Landmark, stands a 65-foot high wooden elephant astride the beach looking out into the mists of the sea, a spectacle that according to historians made many coast-wise seamen of the tramp ships from the West Indies swear off their rum rations for days.