On March 29th, 1848, ice blockages caused rivers to run dry, and reduced the flow of water to such an extent that Niagara Falls’ 3,160 tons of water per second flow came to a halt. Locals celebrate with Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day, and with plenty of great hotels in the area, it’s not hard to come celebrate with them!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A formal public statement.|
|Synonyms:||proclamation, declaration, announcement|
|Usage:||A long and dramatic drum-roll signaled that a royal annunciation was about to be delivered.|
Idiom of the Day
It is too worrying or unpleasant for me to think about something that might happen or might have happened.
Knights of Columbus Established (1882)
|The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. Founded by Father Michael McGivney on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, the organization's primary purpose was to provide financial aid to members and their families in the event of illness or death. The Knights of Columbus has since donated billions to charity and now has more than 1.8 million members.|
Jennifer Capriati (1976)
Capriati's family moved to Florida when she was four years old so she could pursue a tennis career, and by 1990, the 14-year-old had earned over $6 million in endorsements. She became the youngest women's tennis player to win a match at Wimbledon, to reach the semifinals in a Grand Slam event, and to rank in the top ten players. Personal problems—including an arrest—sidelined her as a teen, but she made a successful comeback in her 20s before injuries ended her career.
|In the Central African Republic, Boganda Day marks the anniversary of the death of Barthélémy Boganda, the nation's first prime minister, who died in a plane crash on March 29, 1959. Boganda had been a driving force in the creation of the Central African Republic, which became a self-governing republic in 1958. He was also a leader in the movement to unite black African nations. Boganda Day is a national holiday in the Central African Republic; all banks, official government offices, businesses, and schools are closed.|
Scientists Have Turned Spinach Leaves into Beating Human Heart TissueResearchers have successfully used spinach leaves to build functioning human heart tissue, complete with veins that can transport blood. To tackle a chronic shortage of donor organs, scientists have been working on growing various tissues and even whole organs in the lab.
1719 - Author Sir John Hawkins was born. He was the author of "The General History" which was the first history of music book in English.
1867 - The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada.
1901 - The first federal elections were held in Australia.
1932 - Jack Benny made his radio debut.
1946 - Fiorello LaGuardia became the director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Organization.
1951 - "The King and I" opened on Broadway.
1962 - Jack Paar made his final appearance on the "Tonight" show.
1974 - Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. It had been launched on November 3, 1973.
1983 - Erno Rubik was granted a patent for his Magic Cube. (U.S. Patent 4,378,116)
1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.
1993 - Clint Eastwood won his first Oscars. He won them for best film and best director for the film "Unforgiven."
2010 - In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree tower became the tallest structure in Japan when it reached 1,109 feet.
Glass Craft & Bead Expo
Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2017
South Point Hotel & Conference Center
9777 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas’ Craft & Bead Expo is a multiple-day extravaganza of all things related to beading. The show floor is packed with bead suppliers and manufacturers selling the latest and greatest. Beading classes are held throughout this annual festival as well as contests, a charity auction and the chance to talk with exhibitors on the floor. The Gallery of Excellence features beautiful art projects on display to encourage and inspire your own crafts!
further information: Glass Craft & Bead Expo | Las Vegas | Welcome!
Affordable Art Fair
Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2017The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York, NY
The Affordable Art Fair in New York City is a community art event driven by artists and their work as well as interactive workshops, lectures, tours and exhibits featuring pieces for sale that range from $100 to $5,000. The event has several sister fairs held throughout the world in cities such as Brussels, London, Seoul and Singapore, among others. By gathering numerous artists and art aficionados in a congenial yet captivating environment, the Affordable Art Fair makes for a truly unique event for revelers of all backgrounds seeking to get their creative fix.
further information: New York | Affordable Art Fair
Interweave Yarn Fest
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2017Embassy Suites Loveland
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Whether a knitter, crocheter, spinner, weaver, or lover of any and all fiber arts, the Interweave Yarn Fest has something for everyone. The festival offers a bustling marketplace and dozens of project-based workshops set in the lovely backdrop of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.
further information: Interweave Yarn Fest 2017 - Location
OLDEST VESPA SCOOTER WAS UP FOR AUCTION
The Vespa scooter was designed as an affordable way to put Italians back on the road after World War II, but this one’s not cheap. The oldest-known existing Vespa WAS auctioned online yesterday at Catawiki.com for $195,748.
The fully-documented “Serie 0” was actually the third Vespa built, the first two having been lost to history. It’s been fully restored, with the paint carefully stripped off to highlight its early construction methods, which include a hand- hammered and soldered steel unibody. About 60 of these pre-production models were manufactured before a formal assembly line was established.
Pictures of the day
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control for the entirety of a corner. It is caused when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn. As a motoring discipline, drifting competitions were first popularized in 1970s Japan. Today they are held worldwide and judged according to speed, angle, showmanship, and line taken through a corner or set of corners.
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Black NIght Heron Jigsaw Puzzle