Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.|
|Usage:||It was sorcery, magic of the worst kind, thought Buldeo, and he wondered whether the amulet round his neck would protect him.|
Idiom of the Day
Used to emphasize a statement.
Nathaniel Currier (1813)
Before photojournalism rendered illustrations of the news obsolete, Currier printed more than 7,000 lithographs—prints made using a stone block etched with grease to reproduce drawings—that greatly increased the public demand for graphic images. With his partner James Ives, he established outlets across the country, selling high-quality prints of disasters, landscapes, satirical subjects, and domestic scenes.
|Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (1871-1921) was a young man when the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893. He was elected as the first delegate to represent the Territory of Hawaii in the U.S. Congress in 1903. He was reelected and served 10 consecutive terms until his death in 1921. His birthday is commemorated on the island of Kauai, where he was born, with a week-long Prince Kuhio Festival during the latter part of March. The festival features such traditional Hawaiian events as outrigger canoe races, hula dancing, and performances of Hawaiian music.|
This Parrot Has an 'Infectious Laugh,' Scientists SayFor the first time in birds, researchers say they have found evidence that a New Zealand parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh.
This Parrot Has An 'Infectious Laugh,' Scientists Say
1794 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 - The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, OH.
1860 - The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.
1899 - The first international radio transmission between England and France was achieved by the Italian inventor G. Marconi.
1904 - Mary Jarris "Mother" Jones was ordered by Colorado state authorities to leave the state. She was accused of stirring up striking coal miners.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.
1917 - The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
1931 - Actor Charlie Chaplin received France’s Legion of Honor decoration.
1945 - Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It’s Only a Paper Moon."
1955 - Steve McQueen made his network TV debut on "Goodyear Playhouse."
1976 - Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
1985 - Billy Dee Williams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra. It was the first pill for male impotence.
2007 - NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.
Interweave Yarn Fest offers a collection of interactive workshops led by respected names in the fiber arts industry. Discover a workshop that aligns with your goals, fits your budget and challenges your technique. Each workshop will provide you with a new set of skills, inspiration for your upcoming designs and you’ll acquire a new group of fiber friends.
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Roque Agando, a 180 m (590 ft) high stone formation in Garajonay National Park. Established in 1981, the park occupies 40 km2 (15 sq mi) of the island of La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands in Spain.
HUSKY WALKS ON WATER AFTER HEAVY RAINFALL COVERS THIS FROZEN LAKE
After a heavy rainfall covered this crystal clear, frozen lake; Russian photographer Fox Grom took some incredible snaps of his two beautiful huskies out on the water. The weather was calm, creating a mirror like reflection of the sky above and the illusion of the dogs seemingly walking on water.
knit, 2 - 4 yrs
Stages of Man's Life
Two-ingredient lemon cake bars
Yields 9 x 13-inch pan
- 1 box angel food cake mix
- 1 (22-ounce) can lemon pie filling
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F, and spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the angel food cake mix and lemon pie filling.
- Once fully mixed, add to the prepared pan, and bake for about 35 minutes, until fully cooked and the top is lightly browned.
- Let the cake cool, cut it into bars, and if desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
Butterfly Pseuderanthemum Jigsaw Puzzle
The home of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginian
To keep track of rows