Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Of or relating to a drug or other agent that has a tranquilizing effect.|
|Usage:||Valium has an ataractic effect that is useful in treating tension and anxiety.|
Idiom of the Day
— An expression of romantic love for another, especially when said unexpectedly and/or for the first time. Usually used in the phrase "drop the L-bomb."
Last Manned Lunar Landing (1972)
With the Apollo program drawing to a close, the astronauts of Apollo 17 knew that it would be some time before anyone returned to the Moon. Hours after the mission's launch, the astronauts snapped the famous "Blue Marble" photograph of a fully illuminated Earth. Days later, they landed on the Moon. On their three moonwalks, they explored miles of the Taurus-Littrow region, collected rock samples, and set up equipment for remote data collection.
Kamehameha V (1830)
After Kamehameha V succeeded his brother as king of Hawaii in 1863, he tried to restore the old tribal ways. He proclaimed a new constitution that restored power to the monarch, weakened the legislature, and restricted suffrage. He even refused to allow the sale of alcohol. Under his reign, the influence of American missionaries waned rapidly. On his 42nd birthday, he died without an heir, bringing the Kamehameha dynasty to an end.
This Dinosaur Fossil Was So Bizarre, Scientists Thought It Was FakeA reconstruction of Halszkaraptor escuilliei reveals the oddball sported a swan-like neck and flippers.
This Dinosaur Fossil Was So Bizarre, Scientists Thought It Was Fake
1769 - Edward Beran of London patented venetian blinds.
1803 - Composer Louis-Hector Berlioz was born.
1816 - Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th American state.
1844 - Dr. Horace Wells became the first person to have a tooth extracted after receiving an anesthetic for the dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, was the anesthetic.
1872 - Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became America's first black governor when he took office as acting governor of Louisiana.
1882 - Boston's Bijou Theater had its first performance. It was the first American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity.
1936 - Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson. He became the Duke of Windsor.
1943 - The City Center of Music and Drama was dedicated in New York by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Saw Kodo, a Japanese drumming troupe, there some years ago. Stirring performance!
1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the U.N. General Assembly. The fund provides relief to children in countries devastated by war.
1951 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) announced his retirement from major league baseball. DiMaggio only played for the Yankees during his 13-year career.
1981 - Muhammad Ali fought his last fight. He lost his 61st fight to Trevor Berbick.
1987 - Charlie Chaplin's trademark cane and bowler hat were sold at Christie's for £82,500.
2001 - Ted Turner purchased 12,000 acres in Nebraska for Bison ranches.
Peoples Gas Holiday Market 2017
Nov 17 - Dec 23, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PAMarket Square|23 Market Square
Come winter, the Market Square is transformed into a charming European-inspired holiday market complete with festive lights and wooden chalets! Guests can shop for themselves or for their loved ones, all while enjoying live performances and light shows! There's a lot of fun to be had at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, so much so that even Santa himself makes an appearance!
further information: Peoples Gas Holiday Market | Peoples Natural Gas
Toronto Christmas Market 2017
Nov 16 - Dec 23, 2017 | Toronto, ONDistillery Historic District
further information: Toronto Christmas Market | Rediscover the Magic & Romance of Christmas
Dec 5-17, 2017 | Miami, FLMana Downtown|145 E Flanger St
PRIZM is the producer of a cutting-edge cultural platform that is multidisciplinary in scope. Our goal is to expand the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets. Our mission is to promote the work of artists from Africa and global African Diaspora, who reflect global trends in contemporary art. Workshops and special events are organized throughout the year to advance critical dialogue and sharpen the lens through which we view and understand contemporary art.
further information: PRIZM Art Fair
Meripilus giganteus is a polypore fungus in the family Meripilaceae. It causes a white rot in various types of broadleaved trees, particularly beech. This bracket fungus is often found in large clumps at the base of trees, although fruiting bodies are sometimes found some distance from the trunk, parasitizing the roots. M. giganteus has a circumboreal distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, and is widely distributed in Europe. In the field, it is recognizable by the large, multi-capped fruiting body, as well as its pore surface that quickly darkens black when bruised or injured.
The award winning 'Ribbon' wedding chapel in Japan is Breathtaking
Designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects, the chapel sits on a hill overlooking the Seto Inland Sea
knit, Christmas ornament
This DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays
Ornate Door Iron Jigsaw Puzzle
Use string art to draw a tree.
All you need is some string and a few nails to make a lovely minimalist tree decoration.
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