Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Something shadowy and insubstantial.|
|Synonyms:||ghost, specter, spook, shade|
|Usage:||He refused to venture near cemeteries, fearing he'd encounter wraiths, ghosts, and apparitions of all kinds.|
Idiom of the Day
To become very famous or successful.
George Bizet's Carmen Premieres in Paris (1875)
Though it is today one of the most popular operas ever written, Carmen was initially met with such scathing reviews that the opera house had to give away tickets to get people to see it. Shortly after its disastrous premiere, its author, Bizet, died of a heart attack and the director of the struggling opera house resigned. Later that year, however, Carmen opened in Vienna to wide acclaim.
George Mortimer Pullman (1831)
Pullman was a successful American industrialist and the inventor of the railroad sleeping car. In 1893, he built a company town for his workers in Illinois, and it was showcased in the World's Fair as a grand social experiment. The next year, the town of Pullman was the scene of a violent workers' strike that nearly halted US rail traffic. When Pullman died in 1897, he had to be buried in a massive steel-and-concrete vault to keep activists from disinterring his body.
Cambodia National Culture Day
This event was created in 1999 by the Cambodian government as a way to promote the country's arts and culture. The yearly event is composed of displays, exhibits, live theatrical performances, and conferences held throughout the country. The festival honors the living elder masters in different artistic and cultural fields. The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts coordinates many of the events and uses the occasion to take stock of Cambodia's cultural infrastructure, including its historic temples, pagodas, and other landmarks important to the country's heritage and tourism.
Mysteries of Elephant Sleep RevealedWild African elephants sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study. Scientists tracked two elephants in Botswana to find out more about the animals' natural sleep patterns.
Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed - BBC News
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state.
1849 - The U.S. Congress created the territory of Minnesota.
1863 - Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.
1894 - The "Atlantis" was first published. It was the first Greek newspaper in America.
1904 - Wilhelm II of Germany made the first recording of a political document with Thomas Edison's cylinder.
1910 - J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announced his withdrawal from business to administer his father's fortune for an "uplift in humanity". He also appealed to the U.S. Congress for the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation.
1915 - The motion picture "Birth of a Nation" debuted in New York City.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1945 - Superman encountered Batman and Robin for the first time on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
1985 - The TV show "Moonlighting" premiered.
Pricing Policie: Vogue Knitting LIVE Las Vegas
￼Pictures of the day
A gloriette is a building in a garden erected on a site that is elevated with respect to its surroundings. The structural execution and shape can vary greatly, often in the form of a pavilion or tempietto, more or less open on the sides. Shown here is the gloriette of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.
Women of a small village near Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam, sew a fishing net while their husbands fish. (Vinh Hy Bay, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam, November 2013)
Fried Scallops Recipe
Garlic Lentil Hummus Recipe
Re-Use Thread Spools as Pedestals : Via Mike Monaco
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craftsthanks, Lucy
Butterfly Azure Jigsaw Puzzle
I use this method as topping for homemade apple sauce or on top of ice cream and/or pies!