THE BEST NAPPING SPOT EVER (Part 2)
thanks, Susie, West Coast Correspondent
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Serving to set in motion.|
|Synonyms:||initiative, initiatory, maiden, first|
|Usage:||The magazine's inaugural issue sold out in a matter of days, prompting the owners to publish the second issue in larger numbers.|
Idiom of the Day
Imposed or expected as an obligation, duty, or requirement on someone.
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" Is Published (1948)
Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story's meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town.
Abner Doubleday (1819)
Doubleday was a US Army officer who distinguished himself in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter and saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. He also served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars. He retired from the army in 1873 and wrote many articles, including two accounts of his war experiences, drawing on his 67 volumes of diaries.
Why Are Some Eggs Round and Others Pointy? It May Have to Do with How Well a Bird Flies
It's a mystery that goes back to the days of Aristotle, flummoxing biologists and mathematicians for centuries: Why do bird's eggs come in so many different shapes and sizes?
1819 - The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.
1844 - John Tyler took Julia Gardiner as his bride, thus becoming the first U.S. President to marry while in office.
1870 - The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened to the public.
1925 - Charlie Chaplin's comedy "The Gold Rush" premiered in Hollywood.
1927 - The Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster opened in New York.
1959 - CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick. It was his 500th and final guest on "Person to Person."
1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1963 - U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall.
1974 - In Troy, Ohio, a Marsh supermarket installed the first bar code scanning equipment, made by IBM, and a product with a bar code was scanned for the first time. The product was Juicy Fruit gum.
1976 - In Toronto, Canada, the CN Tower opened to the public. The official opening date is listed as October 1, 1976. It was the world's tallest free-standing structure and the world's tallest tower until 2010.
1997 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published in the U.K. The book was later released in the U.S. under the name "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.
2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement just 17 days after winning his first Stanley Cup. Bourque retired after 22 years and held the NHL record for highest-scoring defense man and playing in 19 consecutive All-Star games.
Manchester International Festival 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 16, 2017 | Manchester, United Kingdom
The UK’s second-largest urban area, a city built upon the shoulders of the Industrial Revolution, a place with deep ties to capitalism and communism and home to an ever-so-slightly popular football club, Manchester is an innovative city that has had its fair share of claims to fame. The fame and innovation continues with the Manchester International Festival, the world’s preeminent festival displaying exclusively original and reimagined work and special events. Founded in 2007, hot on the heels of the successful Commonwealth Games of 2002, MIF is a biennial international arts festival that takes place over the course of 18 days in July.
further information: Manchester International Festival 2017
An Appalachian Summer Festival 2017
Jun 27 - Aug 5, 2017
Appalachian State University|287 Rivers St | Boone, NC
An Appalachian Summer Festival is a art festival that takes place at Appalachian State University.
further information: An Appalachian Summer Festival
Midway Swiss Days Festival 2017
Jun 16 - Jul 21, 2017 | Midway, UT
What started as a celebration of a plentiful harvest became a lively festival to honor Midway ancestors’ Swiss origins. Guests will encounter people who are clad in traditional Swiss attire, loads of authentic cuisine including the popular Swiss tacos, outdoor entertainment and a colorful parade that will cruise around downtown. It’s a good starting point before you hop on a plane to Switzerland.
further information: midwayswissdays.com-Official WebSite of Midway Boosters,Inc
The Roses of Heliogabalus is an 1888 painting by the Anglo-Dutch artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema. It depicts a probably invented episode from the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, taken from the Augustan History, in which the emperor smothers some dinner guests with drifts of pink rose petals falling from a false ceiling above. The painting is owned by the Spanish-Mexican billionaire businessman and art collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón.
The most selfish 1 letter word is I -
The most satisfying 2 letter word is We -
The most poisonous 3 letter word is Ego -
The most used word is Love -
The most pleasing 5 letter word is Smile -
The fastest spreading 6 letter word is -
The hardest working 7 letter word is Success -
The most enviable 8 letter word is Jealousy -
The most powerful 9 letter word is Knowledge -
The most essential 10 letter word is Confidence -
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