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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) One that supports a cause, especially vehemently.|
|Usage:||The editor of the newspaper was an unabashed drumbeater for the cause.|
Idiom of the Day
— To be at the height of or experience success or prosperity.
After coining the word "antibiotic" for bacteria-killing chemicals derived from micro-organisms, American microbiologist Selman A. Waksman, working with Albert Schatz, isolated streptomycin—the fourth antibiotic ever discovered. Waksman won the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery. Streptomycin acts by inhibiting protein synthesis and damaging cell membranes.
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui (1897)
Feast of the Martyrs of North America
The Feast of the North American Martyrs commemorates the death of eight priests who were killed by the Iroquois, enemies of the Huron Indians, with whom the priests had been working for 34 years. The eight who are remembered on this day are St. Rene Goupil (1608-1642), St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), St. John Lalonde (d. 1646), and their companions, French Jesuits who died in 1649. They were canonized together in 1930, and a shrine built for them at Auriesville, New York, holds a novena each year over nine days, including October 19.
Can the Rare, Tiny Key Deer Survive a Flesh-Eating Worm?
As the rutting season for the planet's lone surviving herd of Key deer got underway on Big Pine in late August, staff at the national refuge that manages the toy-sized animals started to notice something strange: the bucks, often wounded on the head and neck during the mating ritual, were turning up with gaping, festering wounds.
1765 - In the U.S., The Stamp Act Congress met and drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
1814 - In Baltimore, MD, the first documented performance of "The Defense of Fort McHenry" with music took place at the Holliday Street Theatre. The work was later published under the title "The Star-Spangled Banner."
1933 - Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee.
1937 - "Woman's Day" was published for the first time.
1944 - The play "I Remember Mama" opened on Broadway. Marlon Brando made his debut with his appearance.
1951 - U.S. President Truman signed an act officially ending the state of war with Germany.
1959 - Patty Duke, at the age of 12, made her Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker." The play lasted for 700 performances.
1977 - The Concorde made its first landing in New York City.
2003 - In London, magician David Blaine emerged from a clear plastic box that had been suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River. He survived only on water for 44 days. Blaine had entered the box on September 5.
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Adventures in fiber - Fabrics and fibers
The Miller cylindrical projection is a modified Mercator projection proposed by Osborn Maitland Miller (1897–1979) in 1942. The latitude is scaled by a factor of 4⁄5, projected according to Mercator, and then the result is multiplied by 5⁄4 to retain scale along the equator.
knit, toe up
All Squared Away
This lapghan is easily sized up by either making bigger squares or adding more of them and is a great way to use up leftover yarn.
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crochet, 0 - 12 mths
Mouse pin pattern by El Gallo Bermejo
Turkey and Apple Curry Pot Pie
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