EQUAL TIME FOR FELINES (she shared her dog, Rooster, with us before)
thanks for sharing your bib and white bikini cat with us, Patty
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Insistent solicitation and entreaty.|
|Usage:||And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and so it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched fate.|
Idiom of the Day
A task requiring extreme intelligence, skill, or competence, usually used in a negative or rhetorical manner to indicate the opposite.
Shakespeare's Othello Performed for the First Time (1604)
|First performed at London's Whitehall Palace, Shakespeare's Othello—a timeless story of jealousy, betrayal, and racism—is still studied and debated today. The play is likely an adaptation of a short story by Italian writer Cinthio called "Un Capitano Moro" and may have been inspired by certain events of the day—such as the arrival of a Moorish delegation in London in 1600.|
Grantland Rice (1880)
|Born in Tennessee, Rice began his career as a reporter with the Nashville News in 1901 before moving to New York. There, he became known as the "Dean of American Sportswriters." For decades, he was in charge of selecting the All-American football team for Collier's magazine. In his widely syndicated column, "The Sportlight," Rice coined some of sports' most memorable phrases.|
All Saints' Day
In Roman Catholic, Anglican, and many Protestant churches, the first day of November is a celebration of all the Christian saints—particularly those who have no special feast days of their own. Also known as All-Hallomas or All Hallows' Day, the idea for this holy day goes back to the fourth century, when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints.
Corals eat plastic because we've made it tasty, study suggestsOcean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full of trash. Turtles swallow it because, the thinking goes, they mistake the floating waste for jellyfish.
Corals eat plastic because we've made it tasty, study suggests
1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
1800 - U.S. President John Adams became the first president to live in the White House when he moved in.
1848 - The first medical school for women, founded by Samuel Gregory, opened in Boston, MA. The Boston Female Medical School later merged with Boston University School of Medicine.
1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY.
1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph.
1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."
1940 - "One Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first movie for Abbott and Costello.
1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.
1968 - The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and NC-17 went into effect.
1994 - The Amazon.com domain name was registered.