Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Causing harm or injury.|
|Synonyms:||damaging, detrimental, prejudicial|
|Usage:||The reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicious publicity for the defendant.|
Idiom of the Day
To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin.
Elvis Presley Inducted into the US Army (1958)
Though World War II ended in 1945, military conscription in the US continued in peacetime, and in 1957, the 22-year-old "King of Rock and Roll" was drafted for a two-year stint in the army. Despite concerns about his career, Presley did not try to avoid service and was inducted into the army at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, in a ceremony mobbed by photographers.
Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (1930)
After a tumultuous childhood, reform school, and a stint in the US Marines, McQueen studied acting in New York, earning money on the weekends by racing motorcycles. He gained attention on Broadway and went on to star as a cool, stoic loner in many films, including The Great Escape and Papillon. In Bullitt's famous car chase scene, he even did some of the stunt driving. When he was 18 years old, McQueen saved the lives of five fellow Marines in the Arctic.
Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice
In Argentina, this is a public holiday that commemorates all those who lost their lives or otherwise suffered under the National Reorganization Process, a military dictatorship that seized power in Argentina on March 24, 1976. The junta held power for eight years, and in that time, at least 30,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and executed for their political views. Around the country, art exhibitions, poetry readings, prayer services, and other cultural events are dedicated to remembering the events of March 24.
'Electric Skin' Can Feel, Thanks to Graphene
Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch.
1792 - Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.
1900 - Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York subway tunnel that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at Morehead City, NC.
1932 - Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train. It was the first radio broadcast from a train.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all countries help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
1955 - Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.
1960 - A U.S. appeals court ruled that the novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was not obscene and could be sent through the mail.
1980 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel premiered.
2002 - Thieves stole five 17th century paintings from the Frans Hals Museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The paintings were worth about $2.6 million. The paintings were works by Jan Steen, Cornelis Bega, Adriaan van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart.
2005 - Sandra Bullock received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ellen's blog with everyday recipes and hints that you will want to know about!
A family of wild elephants are seen walking down a road inside Khao Yai National Park in Thailand
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Make Your Own Herbed Focaccia
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Funny Doodle Art
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
The Great Escape
the pic says there will be 8 but there is only one "culinary trick"
cause this one seems like a great idea!