Remembrance Day Canada - Veteran's Day - U.S.A.The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I. on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month).
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges.|
|Usage:||Strickland employed not the rapier of sarcasm but the bludgeon of invective.|
Idiom of the Day
To sleep or take a nap, especially of a short duration.
Alessandro Moreschi (1858)
|Moreschi was the late 19th century's most famous castrato—a male singer who undergoes castration before puberty and, as a result, retains a soprano or alto voice that becomes extraordinarily powerful as he develops the lung capacity and physical bulk of an adult. He was first soprano in the Sistine Chapel choir for 30 years and was the only castrato of the bel canto tradition to make solo sound recordings.|
|St. Martin's Day, November 11, is the traditional time when wine taverns in Austria offer the first new wines of the year. Wine feasts called Heurigen parties abound in these taverns throughout the country and are scheduled according to an official Heurigenkalender. Traditional foods served with the new wine include sausage, cheese, and bread. Many taverns also stage operettas and other shows for the season.|
Climate change already dramatically disrupting
all elements of nature
Global changes in temperature due to human-induced climate change have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly unpredictable consequences for humans -- according to a new study published in the journal Science.
1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws."
1851 - The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark.
1868 - The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club.
1920 - The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and H.O. Merriman.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1946 - The New York Knickerbockers (now the Knicks) played their first game at Madison Square Garden.
1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.
1981 - Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago in about six hours.
1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record 53.9 million dollars in New York.
1992 - The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
1998 - Jay Cochrane set a record for the longest blindfolded skywalk. He walked on a tightrope between the towers of the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The towers are 600 feet apart.
1998 - Vincente Fernandez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The memorial tower at the Netherlands American Cemetery, a World War II war cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands. Administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the cemetery holds 8,301 graves in an area of 65.5 acres (26.5 ha). The site includes a reflecting pool, museum, and a Court of Honor, the walls of which contain the Tablets of the Missing, on which are recorded the names of 1,722 American missing.
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crochet - christmas
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How to make a knitted or crochet poppy and wreath
It’s time to make a and, if you have the , craft a selection and gather them into a wreath.