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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural.|
|Synonyms:||need, demand, requirement, necessity, constraint, wont|
|Usage:||The reduction was caused by the exigencies of a wartime economy.|
Idiom of the Day
— Due to the conditions or particular situation; such as the case is.
The Hindenburg Disaster (1937)
|Launched in 1936 in Germany, the Hindenburg was the largest rigid airship ever constructed and was promoted by the Nazis as a symbol of national pride. It started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made several trips to the Americas. On one such trip, the hydrogen-filled airship violently and unexpectedly exploded in flames and crashed in New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people on board|
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758)
|Robespierre was one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He was elected to the National Assembly in 1789 and became an influential orator. After calling for the execution of the king in 1792, he led the Jacobins and the Committee of Public Safety in establishing the Reign of Terror, during which hundreds of thousands of political opponents were arrested and thousands were guillotined. In 1794, he was overthrown and executed.|
The Kentucky Derby is the greatest and most glamorous horse race in America, run since 1875 in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a one-and-one-quarter-mile race for three-year-old thoroughbreds and is the first race in the Triple Crown. The Derby became Louisville's major social occasion of the year; women to this day wear their most stylish hats to the racetrack, and there are numerous lavish Derby breakfasts and parties. And, of course, the Derby wouldn't be the Derby without mint juleps, the bourbon-and-mint drink served in cold silver cups.
An 'Exercise Pill' May Replace Workouts in the Future
|Anyone with a job, kids, or heck, a life knows fitting in fitness isn't always easy. Then there are the folks who can't exercise at all — be it due to a pre-existing health condition or old age.|
1835 - James Gordon Bennett published the "New York Herald" for the first time.
1840 - The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in Great Britain.
1851 - The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.
1882 - The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The act barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.
1889 - The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.
1941 - Bob Hope gave his first USO show at California's March Field.
1946 - The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by plane.
1957 - U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage".
1959 - The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch girl was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid (at the time) for a painting by a living artist.
1973 - In Boston, Paul Simon began his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
1981 - A jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's entry for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1994 - The Channel Tunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel links England and France.
2002 - "Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.
THE 2017 AMERICAN ICON ART COMPETITION
$3000 IN CASH PRIZES - ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017
Forgotten America: Places, People, Things
For most of us life in the US moves pretty fast. If we don’t slow down once in a while we can overlook many amazing experiences. This year’s theme is about capturing those images, the places, people and things that tell a story of the overlooked or forgotten in America. Show us your vision of Forgotten American and you could win cash prizes and be part of the Sausalito Art Festival.
further information: American Icon Art Competition
For each answer you get right, Free Rice will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger
EMERGING, MID-CAREER AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS
Call for Submissions - Deadline: June 1, 2017
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run center committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, offering a unique platform for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. We encourage exhibition proposals from local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to photography.
Guidelines: Emerging, Mid-Career and Established Artists
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May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The waxing gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year. But if you are patient, you should be able to catch quite a few of the brighter ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
A lithograph by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and James Moyer showing the town of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1895. Founded in 1849 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as the site for a shop and maintenance complex, Altoona was incorporated in 1868. It grew rapidly, from a population of approximately 2,000 in 1854 to almost 20,000 in 1880. Presently the Altoona metropolitan area is home to 127,089, and the local economy has diversified to include healthcare and retail.
Ah the Agave plan is filled with amazing patterns and textures. This particular subject was a great find while visiting San Francisco. Using some fun techniques I was able to get the light just right and the dimensionality of the plant just popped! It is definitely fun to take a moment and get intimate with nature.
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... MOTHER'S DAY craft