The history of the donut isn’t clearly known, but what is known is that their iconic look started making an appearance in the United States in the mid-1800’s. Rumor has it a gentleman by the name of Hanson Gregory invented them, out of a distaste for the under cooked centers and greasiness of the existing shapes and options. The shape was said to be obtained by punching a hole in the center with a tin pepper box.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; ecstatic.|
|Synonyms:||excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained|
|Usage:||A crowd of delirious baseball fans cheered the home team to a shutout victory.|
Idiom of the Day
Kids behave childishly or immaturely by nature, so it is unrealistic to expect otherwise.
US President Grover Cleveland Gets Married in the White House (1886)
Though President Cleveland entered the White House a notorious bachelor—having allegedly fathered a child out of wedlock—he did not remain single for long. Having become the executor of his deceased law partner's estate a decade earlier, Cleveland had supervised the upbringing of his partner's daughter, Frances. She visited him in the White House in 1885, and the two were married in the Blue Room a year later, making him the only president to be married there.
Johnny Weissmuller (1904)
|Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming when, in 1932, he turned in his swimsuit for a loincloth and became Tarzan, the Ape Man. He starred in 12 Tarzan films and created the memorable "Tarzan yell" before being replaced by a younger actor in 1948. He then went on to star in a series of Jungle Jim movies adapted from comic books. Afterward, he ran his own swimming pool company.|
Black Music Month
Black Music Month is observed in June each year in the United States. Created by music executives Kenny Gable and Ed Wright as a way to celebrate and promote black music, the special designation has been proclaimed each year since 1979 by the President. At the White House in Washington, D.C., a concert and reception is held each year that features various genres of African-American music, including R&B, jazz, blues, and hip hop. Throughout the country, public and private organizations host numerous educational programs and cultural festivals recognizing the achievements of black musicians.
Washing Hands in Cold Water 'As Good as Hot'US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) .
Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot' - BBC News
1835 - P.T. Barnum launched his first traveling show. The main attraction was Joice Heth. Heth was reputed to be the 161-year-old nurse of George Washington.
1857 - Composer Sir Edward William Elgar was born.
1896 - Guglieimo Marconi's radio telegraphy device was patented in Great Britain.
1897 - Mark Twain, at age 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration." He was responding to the rumors that he had died.
1937 - "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" was broadcast on NBC radio for the first time.
1966 - Surveyor 1, the U.S. space probe, landed on the moon and started sending photographs back to Earth of the Moon's surface. It was the first soft landing on the Moon.
1967 - In the U.S., "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released on June 1 in the U.K. and around the world.
1969 - The National Arts Center in Canada opened its doors to the public.
1979 - Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of Christopher Columbus were exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the bones were really those of the explorer. The tests were aimed at determining if Colombus was currently buried in Spain's Seville Cathedral or in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
NBC Orders ‘The Handmade Project’ Crafts Competition Reality Series Hosted By Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman
Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions are making a foray into unscripted TV with The Handmade Project, a competition reality show which has received a six-episode straight-to-series order by NBC. Poehler is reuniting with her former Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman on the show, which celebrates artisanship and the makers who can create amazing things with their hands … and a few tools too.
Interested in being on the show?
Ever Thought of Publishing Your Patterns?
Pattern A Day wants original knitting or crochet pattern submissions for the Pattern-A-Day Calendar. If you would like to showcase your knitting or crochet designs in the 2017 edition of the Knitting Calendar™ or the Crochet Calendar™
Due: before October 15th
FLAG WOOL and FIBER FESTIVAL
The Pioneer Museum
June 3, 2014
9 AM - 4 PM
There's something for everyone! All day shearing, animal exhibits, artisan vendors, fiber arts demonstrations, kids activities, great local food and beer, and so much more!
further information: Flag Wool and Fiber
BIG SKY FIBER FESTIVAL 2017
Big Sky Fiber Festival takes place in the big town of Hamilton (www.cityofhamilton.net), about 30 miles south of Missoula, MT. The County Fairgrounds has a new Convention Center building that is perfect for vendors, demos and hanging out. And of course, the fairgrounds has the animal facilities we need to acknowledge our friends who actually grow all this great fiber for us.
The Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival is a 3-day show.
Passes may be purchased at the gate.
The entry fee is $10 for a 3-day pass or $5 for a one-day pass.
further information: Big Sky Fiber Festival 2017
The first issue (March 1939) of paper currency in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, an unissued 1938 Republic of Czechoslovakia one koruna note originally intended for the Czech army. During the beginning of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, an oval stamp was applied to the unissued 1938 stock of notes, identifying the currency as valid in the Protectorate. The overprint reads "Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren, Protektorat Cechy a Morava".
IF WASPS FIND COLORED PAPER THEY'LL MAKE RAINBOW COLORED NESTS
Bouncy Castle Jigsaw Puzzle