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Fun Facts for Monday, April 20, 2015
The 110 day of the year
255 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- Cleaning For A Reason Week
- Consumer Awareness Week
- Money Smart Week
- National Park Week
- Administrative Professionals Week
- Bedbug Awareness Week
- National Karaoke Week
- National Pet ID Week
- National Princess Week
- National Playground Safety Week
- National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
- National Look Alike Day
- Chinese Language Day
- Boston Marathon (Link)
- National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day (Link)
- Lima Bean Respect Day (Link)
ON THIS DATE...
1777: New York adopts state constitution
1792: France declared war on Austria, marking the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
1836: The Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress.
1841: Edgar Allen Poe’s story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story
1861: Lee resigns from U.S. Army
1871: Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan.
1916: Wrigley Field opened in Chicago.
1934: Shirley Temple made her movie debut in "Stand Up and Cheer."
1940: RCA publicly demonstrated its new and powerful electron microscope.
1945: Allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart in World War II.
1969: Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada.
1971: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.
1999: The Columbine High School massacre took place in Littleton, Colorado. Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher and wounded 26 others before taking their own lives (Link).
2008: Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Indy race
2010: Massive oil spill begins in Gulf of Mexico
Hot Springs (Source)
April 20, 1832, President Andrew Jackson signed legislation to create Hot Springs Reservation, Arkansas—now Hot Springs National Park. Although Jackson signed this legislation, Congress failed to pass laws to protect the land and control development on the site. As a result, people continued to settle and start businesses on the land. When the National Park Service was established in 1916, Hot Springs became an official national park, just three days after Yellowstone.
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day (Source)
The term ‘upside down cake’ wasn’t used very much before the middle of the 19th century, but the style of baking probably dates back much further, probably to the Middle Ages. The classic American ‘Pineapple Upside Down Cake’ dates to sometime after 1903, when Jim Dole invented canned pineapple.
WORD OF THE DAY
1. displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
2. an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance
"Julie held up her mother's necklace to the light and marveled at its iridescent beauty"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
God knows when even a sparrow falls to the ground
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father" (Matt 10:29).
WORD FROM THE WORD
The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. —Luke 19:10
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"