Clara Louise Kellogg (1842 – 1916) was an American opera singer.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.|
|Usage:||The clown, with his farcical exuberance, rainbow striped hair, and poorly timed gags, drew enthusiastic applause and laughter from the audience.|
Julij Betetto (1885–1963), Slovene opera singer and composer.
Idiom of the Day
— In all seriousness; being frank for a moment.
Pauline Rita 1842-1920, English Opera Singer.
Court Martial of Benedict Arnold Begins (1779)
|When Arnold was court-martialed in 1779, it was not for the treason that would later make his name synonymous with betrayal. The charges involved fiscal irregularities and were relatively minor. Though he was largely exonerated, the trial sullied his reputation. Despite having distinguished himself in various American military campaigns—he was wounded more than once—Arnold was subsequently passed over for promotion.|
James Hadley Billington (1929)
Billington is a US scholar and the 13th Librarian of Congress. He earned his PhD in 1953 as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, taught at Harvard and Princeton, and published several significant books on Russia. He served as director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 to 1987, when he became Librarian of Congress. There, he has fostered cooperation between libraries worldwide and encouraged the use of digital media.
Brigham Young's Birthday
|Often referred to as "the American Moses," Brigham Young led thousands of his religious followers across 1,000 miles of wilderness from their Illinois settlement to find refuge in what is now Salt Lake City, Utah. He became the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, whose members are also known as Mormons. The anniversary of Young's birth on June 1, 1801, is observed by Mormon churches worldwide, as is July 24, the date on which he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.|
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1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state of the U.S.
1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state of the U.S.
1896 - In Paris, France, the first recorded automobile theft occurred. The Peugeot of Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt was stolen by his mechanic.
1935 - The Ingersoll-Waterbury Company reported that it had produced 2.5 million Mickey Mouse watches during its 2-year association with Disney.
1953 - Raymond Burr made his network-TV acting debut. It was in "The Mask of Medusa" on ABC-TV's "Twilight Theater."
1954 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus' security blanket made its debut.
1961 - Radio listeners in New York, California, and Illinois were introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting. A year later the FCC made this a standard.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.
2008 - The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.
2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Top 10 facts about June
10. June was the 39th most popular name for a baby girl in 1925 in English-speaking countries but it dropped out of the top thousand in 1986. As a boy’s name, it peaked in 697th place in 1922.
June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
Canal Days 2017
Fairport Canal Days has a no pet policy. Thank you.
One of the most popular arts festivals in New York State, Fairport Canal Days sets sail June 3rd and 4th, with an opening chicken BBQ and concert on the evening of June 2nd. Join us and enjoy over 200 artisans, many fine food vendors, and great live music. It's family friendly, fantastic fun.
- Chicken BBQ – Friday June 2, 4:30 to 9:00 pm
- Canal Days Artisans, Vendors, and Entertainment – Saturday June 3, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
further information: Home - Fairport Canal Days
Gemma Bellincioni ( August 18, 1864 – April 23, 1950) was an Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century.
One of two monkey selfies taken by Celebes crested macaques using equipment belonging to the British nature photographer David Slater. In mid-2014, the images' hosting on Wikimedia Commons was at the centre of a dispute over whether copyright could be held on artworks made by non-human animals. Slater argued that, as he had "engineered" the shot, he held copyright, while Wikimedia considered the photographs public domain on the grounds that they were made by an animal rather than a person. In December 2014, the United States Copyright Office stated that works by a non-human are not subject to US copyright, a view reaffirmed by a US federal judge in 2016.
DIVING IN THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, SEABIRD WISE
Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic. They fish by diving into the sea, they can do it from a height of 30 meters with a speed of 80 km/hour, and pursuing their preys underwater. The island of Noss, in Shetland Islands, is one of the most important nesting point, with over 7000 breeding pairs.
Helen Lemmens-Sherrington 1834-1906, English Opera Singer.
Angelica Catalani, an Italian opera singer, whose soprano voice was one of the greatest bravura singers of all times. (1780 - 1849)
Adelina Patti 1843-1919, Spanish Opera Singer.
George Perren 1826-1909, English Opera Singer.
Hilde Güden (1917-1988) was a Austrian soprano singer.
Caroline von Gomperz-Bettelheim (June 1, 1845 - December 13, 1925, Vienna) was a Hungarian-Austrian court singer and member of the Royal Opera, Vienna.
Johanna Maria Lind (October 6, 1820 – November 2, 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale".
Nani Alapai, a Hawaiian soprano singer. Postcard. September 17, 1910.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... FATHER'S DAY
Johanna Gadski (1872 - 1932), German opera singer, soprano
Blue Tit Art Jigsaw Puzzle
Mary Garden (1874 - 1967), Scottish soprano
Folke Jonsson (1904-1981) was a Swedish opera singer. At Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden in 1939.
Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy (December 7, 1801 – May 25, 1862) was an opera singer, actor and, primarily, a playwright.
Bianca Bianchi (Bertha Schwarz, 1855—1947) was a German and Austrian opera singer (soprano).
Maria Callas (1923-1977) was a famous soprano and opera singer. Portrait painted by Oleg Karuvits