Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.|
|Usage:||Most of the people on the venire just wanted to go home, but I was hoping to be selected for the jury.|
Idiom of the Day
— To have an argument, verbal fight, or frank discussion (with someone), especially to settle something that has caused anger, frustration, or annoyance.
Alaska Formally Transferred from Russia to US (1867)
In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000. The purchase was accomplished solely through the determined efforts of US Secretary of State William H. Seward, and for many years afterward the land was derisively called "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox" because of its supposed uselessness. It was not until after the discovery of gold in the Juneau region in 1880 that Alaska was given a governor and a local administration.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785)
Peacock was an English writer whose comic and satirical novels—which contain some of his best poems—parody the intellectual pretenses of his age. His best-known work, Nightmare Abbey, satirizes the English romantic movement and contains characters based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and his close friend Percy Bysshe Shelley. After Shelley's death, Peacock became his literary executor.
A Google Maps for the Human BodyEarlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as C4, it was previously viewed as an immune-system gene, but clearly, it also does something in the brain
1873 - The first rules for intercollegiate football were drawn up by representatives from Rutgers, Yale, Columbia and Princeton Universities.
1892 - The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY, was opened
1944 - "Forever Amber", written by Kathleen Windsor, was first published.
1958 - The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art Linkletter's show.
1961 - Henri Matisse' "Le Bateau" went on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art. It was discovered 46 days later that the painting had been hanging upside down.
1967 - "How I Won the War," starring John Lennon, premiered in London. this is only one of two films i ever walked out of after about a half an hour. i just couldn't understand the heavy accents.
1969 - The Jackson 5 made their U.S. television debut on ABC-TV's "Hollywood Palace."
1971 - After 34 years, the final issue of "Look" magazine was published.
1997 - A monument honoring U.S. servicewomen, past and present, was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.
ara's daughter, suze, was an artist-in-residence stay in Glacier National Park. go see how creative that made her!
Posts from September 2016 on suzeart
Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Oct 13 - Nov 6, 2016 | Louisville, KY
About This Festival
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Louisville, Kentucky, cranks up the Halloween fun. Featuring nearly 5,000 unique pumpkin lanterns and a variety of spooky and dazzling decorations in the great outdoors, the seasonal spectacular provides four nights of family-friendly fun. Whether you come to check out the kooky pumpkins bearing likenesses of Freddy Krueger or Jack Skellington, or to soak up some live music near a haunted ship, this illuminated art show is a frighteningly good time.
Weems Artist Invitational
Oct 16-31, 2016 | Albuquerque, NM
About This Festival
The Weems Artist Invitational in Albuquerque is a long-standing community tradition showcasing the work of almost 300 artists over the course of a weekend. The juried art event features works across a wide range of media and is committed to exhibiting new talent while offering educational activities for guests of all ages.
Oct 19-23, 2016 | Ciudad de México, Mexico
About This Festival
Originating in Montréal, MUTEK is a showcase of electronic music, art and media that has since expanded to include dates in cities around the world. MUTEK.MX is the name of the event in Mexico City, which acts as a platform for showcasing creativity in sound, music and audio-visual arts. The festival hosts several cutting-edge programs encouraging experimentation, innovation and discovery.
The Fog Warning is an oil painting on canvas completed in 1885 by the American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910). It depicts a lone fisherman in a dory who has caught several halibut, but must return to his ship despite a fog blowing up and threatening to cut him off. This painting is now held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
knit, 1 - 6 yrs
GARTER RIDGE HOODIE
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
You’ve probably been placing toilet seat covers in the wrong direction.
The flap is meant to be placed toward the front. This prevents the agony of sitting down on a toilet seat, only to realize you’ve dragged the cover down into the bowl.