thanks for lightening up the day, Jane
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.|
|Usage:||I brought the painting to the world's best art connoisseurs, and they all agreed that it was an authentic Picasso and would fetch millions at auction.|
Idiom of the Day
To become permanent or firmly established; to be a normal part of everyday life, especially after once being abnormal or unusual
The Henley Regatta Is Established in England (1839)
|Until 1839, the little town of Henley-on-Thames was known primarily as a glass-producing port town. During a town hall meeting that year, Captain Edmund Gardiner proposed holding a regatta, since the growing popularity of rowing could benefit the town. Today, the rowing competition is a world-class competition that draws oarsmen from around the world for five days each summer, with thousands of spectators taking part in its traditions.|
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794)
|Schnorr was a German religious and historical painter and draftsman. As a child, he studied under his father, who was an engraver and painter. In 1817, he went to Rome, where he became associated with the Nazarene movement of painters, who rejected most painting after the Middle Ages and focused primarily on religious subjects for their art. Schnorr is best known for the hundreds of illustrations he created for a pictorial Bible.|
Why Origami Machines May Unlock Secrets of Mars and the UniverseIf some NASA researchers have their way, Mars exploration technology of the future may rely on an art form from the past. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) prototype that could change how we explore Mars.
How origami machines might unlock secrets of Mars and the universe
1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died.
1878 - Hastings College of Law was founded.
1885 - Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
1898 - In South Africa, the world's first game reserve, the Sabi Game reserve, was designated.
1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye.
1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
1957 - Ricky Nelson recorded his first songs.
1964 - "Funny Girl" opened on Broadway starring Barbra Streisand.
1973 - Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time.
1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1999 - In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for "60 Minutes."
2000 - The Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena.
On This Date
INTRODUCED AT THE PRICE OF ONLY $5.00
Panyembrama is a secular Balinese dance form designed by I Wayan Berata and first performed in 1971. It includes movements from several sacral Balinese dances, including legong, condong, and pendet, and was intended to replace them for performance in front of tourists.
In this dance, performers come onstage carrying a metal dish with incense and flowers in it. They kneel, as if praying, before making welcoming movements to the guests. At the end of the performance, the dancers move in circles, throwing flowers at each other and the audience.
FROM THE SKY
On the coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we have quite the selection of affectionate green turtles (Chelonia mydas). This turtle was coming from the surface with the sun behind it, and the sun-rays surrounding it gave it a special majesty.
ME: You wow people with your smarts and your problem-solving skills—just like an orangutan. When it’s raining in their rain forest home in Southeast Asia, baby orangutans huddle with their mothers under umbrellas made of giant leaves.
Lake Beach Jigsaw Puzzle
Prevent dirt from spilling through flower pots when watering.