With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important that we recognize the importance of supporting senior citizens and OAPs within our society. Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to older people.
thanks for showing us what you can do with a bus/RV, Joan
|Definition:||(adjective) Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent.|
|Usage:||On his face was the smug look of a toad breakfasting on fat marsh flies.|
Idiom of the Day
To be firmly resolute and confident in one's ideas, intentions, plans, or opinions.
Wilt Chamberlain (1936)
One of the greatest offensive players in the history of basketball, "Wilt the Stilt" set many records and led the National Basketball Association in scoring every season from 1959 to 1965. He played in his hometown of Philadelphia with the Warriors and 76ers, and later with California's Los Angeles Lakers. He holds the records for both most points in a single game—100—and most rebounds in a single game—55, which he achieved against his long-time rival Bill Russell.
Klondike Gold Discovery Day
On August 17, 1896, George Washington Carmack discovered gold at Bonanza Creek in northwestern Canada's Yukon Territory. His discovery triggered a huge gold rush and an enormous influx of American miners and traders. To this day, mining remains the area's most important industry. Also known as Discovery Day, this important event in Canada's history is observed as a public holiday in the Yukon. The city of Dawson celebrates with various special events, including a parade, musical entertainment, bathtub races, and, of course, panning for gold.
Man, 71, Burned His Retina Looking at Eclipse as a Teen: 'Why take a chance with your eyes?'
A 20-second look at the sun in 1962 cost Lou Tomososki much of the sight in his right eye. So he has some words of advice for kids and teens tempted to look at the upcoming solar eclipse: You'll be sorry! "
1841 - A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton.
1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY.
1912 - Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also issued the order for the 50 star flag.
1965 - Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction" was released.
1971 - Laura Baugh, at the age of 16, won the United States Women's Amateur Golf tournament. She was the youngest winner in the history of the tournament.
1980 - Linda Ronstadt made her debut on Broadway. The production was Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."
1984 - Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game.
1984 - Clint Eastwood was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - Cicely Tyson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 - In Ghana, businessman Gyude Bryant was selected to oversee the two-year power-sharing accord between Liberia's rebels and the government. The accord was planned to guide the country out of 14 years of civil war.
Aug 21: The Great American Eclipse
The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, has been nicknamed the Great American Eclipse as it will be visible in a path spanning all across the United States from the East Coast to the West Coast. Totality will only be seen in a narrow belt, and surrounding areas will see a partial solar eclipse.
Aug 21: Black Moon
The New Moon causing the Great American Eclipse is a Black Moon because it is the 3rd New Moon in a season with 4 New Moons.
On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. This is your guide to understand, prepare for, and view this beautiful celestial event.
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”). The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight.
William Seward Burroughs I
(January 28, 1855 – September 15, 1898)
(January 28, 1855 – September 15, 1898)
Burroughs was an inventor born in Rochester, New York where he invented a "calculating machine" designed to ease the monotony of clerical work. He was a founder of the American Arithmometer Company (1886), which later became the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (1904), then the Burroughs Corporation (1953)
March 16, 1926 - August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.
Pictures of the day
SpaceShipOne, an experimental air-launchedrocket-powered aircraft with suborbital flight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s), prior to takeoff during Flight 17P on October 4, 2004. Flown by Brian Binnie, SpaceShipOne reached an altitude of 112 kilometres (70 mi) and a speed of Mach 3.09. After the flight, SpaceShipOne's developers won the $10,000,000 X Prize as the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraftinto space twice within two weeks. SpaceShipOne was then retired and placed on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
SMILES IN THE CEMETERY
A man sells balloons in a cemetery in the capital (Lima-Peru) in order to cheer families will remember their dead.
crochet, must register
SWEETS ... crockpot
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
SUDOKU ... medium
I live in a township .. no bookstore but a welcoming library!