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Fun Facts and Daily Trivia
Tuesday August 4, 2015
Tuesday August 4, 2015
The 216 day of the year
149 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- International Clown Week
- National Scrabble Week
- Simplify Your Life Week
- World Breastfeeding Week
- Exercise With Your Child Week
- National Farmers' Market Week
- National Fraud Awareness Week
- Old Fiddler's Week
- Sturgis Rally Week
- National Hobo Week
- Coast Guard Day
- National Chocolate Chip Day
- Single Working Women's Day
- Social Security Day
- National Night Out
ON THIS DATE...
1693: Champagne was invented by Dom Perignon.
1735: freedom of the press in the U.S. was established when John Peter Zenger of the "New York Weekly Journal" was acquitted of a charge of seditious libel brought by the royal governor of New York (Read More).
1753: George Washington became a Master Mason on this day.
1790: The Revenue Cutter service, the forerunner of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, was organized.
1821: "The Saturday Evening Post" was published as a weekly for the first time.
1892: Andrew Borden and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial.
1927: 2XAG Radio, later named WGY, in Schenectady, New York, began experimental operations from a 100-thousand watt transmitter. The Federal Communications Commission later regulated the power of A-M radio stations to not exceed 50-thousand watts.
1940: Crime Doctor introduced a new kind of radio hero to audiences. The CBS radio program presented Dr. Benjamin Ordway, the show’s main character, who was a victim of amnesia. He once was a criminal, but got hit on the head, and suddenly began to work as a crime fighter.
1944: Nazi police discovered Anne Frank and her family, hiding in secret quarters above her father’s factory in Amsterdam, Holland.
1966: only one day after South Africa banned Beatle records from airing in response to John Lennon's remark that the group was now more popular than Jesus Christ, many U.S. radio stations placed a ban on the music.
1970: the Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested in Los Angeles for public drunkenness. He fell asleep on a woman's front porch.
1982: Joel Youngblood became the first Major League Baseball player to play and get two hits for two different teams in the same day. During an afternoon game he drove in the winning run for the New York Mets. Once the game was complete, he was traded to the Montreal Expos and played in a night game in Philadelphia. He singled in the fourth inning.
1983: New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield was arrested by Toronto Police for "causing unnecessary suffering to an animal." During pregame warm ups, Winfield threw a baseball and accidentally killed a sea gull (read more).
1984: eight winners of the Ohio Lotto shared the largest lottery jackpot to that time. The group split 24-point-six million dollars.
1987: a stamp honoring author William Faulkner went on sale in Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner used to be postmaster of the city's post office 1924.
1993: two police officers were convicted of violating Rodney King's civil rights. Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail.
2001: James Bond star Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith exchanged wedding vows in Ireland.
2002: "The Anna Nicole Show" premiered on the E!
2009: North Korea freed American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee after 140 days in custody. Following a visit from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il pardoned the women who were sentenced to hard labor for allegedly entering the country illegally.
2009: Paula Abdul announced via Twitter, that she would not be returning to the ninth season of the Fox reality singing competition "American Idol." Abdul was one of the show's original judges. In the weeks leading up to the announcement, her reps said the singer was unable to reach an agreement regarding her contract with the judge.
2010: a California judge overturned California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative which banned same-sex marriage in the state. The initiative was passed by voters 2008.
2011: President Barack Obama hosted a star-studded party at the White House to celebrate his 50th birthday. Guests included Stevie Wonder, Charles Barkley, Tom Hanks, Chris Rock, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others.
2011: comedienne Roseanne Barr announced she would be running for President of the United States as a Green Tea Party candidate. Barr made the announcement during her appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
2012: swimmer Michael Phelps won gold in the final event of his Olympic career. Phelps, along with American teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian, captured the gold medal in the 4-by-100 meter medley relay with a time of 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds. Phelps extended his Olympic record with the 18th gold medal of his career and 22nd overall. Japan finish almost two seconds back to take home the silver and Australia earned the bronze.
Anne Frank's hiding place discovered (Taken from Link)
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. They occupied the small space with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man, and were aided by Christian friends, who brought them food and supplies. Anne spent much of her time in the "secret annex" working on her diary. The diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo that discovered the hiding place, but Anne and nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps.
Champagne (Taken from Link)
There is about 90 pounds per square inch of pressure in a bottle of Champagne. That's more than triple the pressure in an automobile tire. A Champagne cork reaches a velocity of about 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour) if popped out of the bottle.
WORD OF THE DAY
rim·ple [rim-puhl] Show IPA
1. a wrinkle.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rim·pled, rim·pling.
2. to wrinkle; crumple; crease.
"Stacy refused to wear the blouse because it had a huge rimple in it"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
The "day of the Lord" is a concept seen throughout the Old and New Testaments. It carries both positive and negative assertions. The people of God in the days of the prophet Amos longed for the day of the Lord, and yet, God implied that it would be a negative experience.
"Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord. For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you? It will be darkness and not light; As when a man flees from a lion, and a bear meets him or goes home, leans his hand against the wall, and a snake bites him. Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light, even gloom with no brightness in it?" (Amos 5:18-20).
WORD FROM THE WORD
A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood. Proverbs 26:21
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"