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Fun Facts for Friday, October 24, 2014
The 297 day of the year
68 days left in the year
THIS WEEK IS
- Bullying Bystanders Unite Week
- International Infection Prevention Week
- National Character Counts Week
- National Chemistry Week
- National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
- National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
- National Massage Therapy Week
- National Respiratory Care Week
- National Save For Retirement Week
- Pastoral Care Week
- Food Day
- National Pharmacy Buyer Day
- Wear It Pink Day
- United Nations Day
- World Polio Day
- World Development Information Day
- National Bologna Day
- Good and Plenty Day
ON THIS DATE...
1836: Alonzo D. Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match. We thought it only appropriate to remind you to “close cover before striking” today.
1861: The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Abraham Lincoln. This put the Pony Express out of business.
1897: The first comic strip appeared in the Sunday color supplement of the "New York Journal," called the "Yellow Kid."
1901: daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She emerged from the 175-foot fall without any injuries.
1929: This day became known as Black Thursday after Wall Street investors panicked and ordered their stock brokers to sell, sell, sell! Nearly 13 million shares traded hands and stock prices plummeted. Many stocks recovered late in the afternoon, but the stage had been set for the October 29th stock market crash -- and the beginning of the Great Depression.
1931: the George Washington Bridge opened for traffic. The bridge connects New York and New Jersey.
1939: Nylon stockings went on sale, in Wilmington, Delaware.
1940: The 40-hour work week went into effect in the U.S., under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945: the United Nations was formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter.
1962: the United States' blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis began.
1963: the Beatles began their first tour outside Great Britain.
1972: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson died at the age of 53. He broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 and was also the first African-American elected to the Hall of Fame.
1982: EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida: “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”
1984: tennis great Steffi Graf played in her first professional match.
1989: popular television evangelist Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500 thousand following his conviction on 24 counts of fraud. He was released after serving only five years.
1989: actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was sentenced to 72 hours in jail, 120 hours of community service and $13 thousand in fines for slapping a police officer.
2005: civil rights icon Rosa Parks passed away in her sleep at her apartment in Detroit, Michigan. Parks became a pioneer of the modern civil rights movement when, in 1955, she was arrested after she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her arrest triggered a year-long bus boycott led by a then-relatively-unknown civil rights activist by the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2008: the third installment of the popular Disney Channel movie "High School Musical" opened in theaters on this date. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" grossed 42-million-dollars at the North American box office to debut at number one.
2009: President Obama signed a proclamation to declare the H1N1 virus a national emergency.
Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive a fall over Niagra Falls in a barrel (Taken from Link)
Annie Edson Taylor was a teacher who struggled financially after her husband was killed in the Civil War. Believing she’d be able to earn fame and fortune, Taylor decided to have herself placed in a padded pickle barrel and released into Niagara Falls. She survived, though she did not garner wealth from the event.
Good and Plenty (Taken from Link)
Good and Plenty candy was first produced by the Quaker City Confection Company in Philadelphia in 1893 and is the oldest branded candy in the United States. Choo Choo Charlie, the engineer who fueled his train with Good & Plenty, first appeared in advertisements in 1950
WORD FOR THE DAY
Mediate [v. mee-dee-eyt; adj. mee-dee-it] verb, me·di·at·ed, me·di·at·ing, adjective
1. to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.
2. to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc.
"After the twins spent 10 minutes of fighting over whose toy it was, mom knew it was time for her to mediate"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
At times, Israel is referred to metaphorically as "the vine"
"The vineyard of the Lord Almighty is the nation of Israel, and the people of Judah are the vines he delighted in" (Isaiah 5:7)
"I had planted you like a choice vine of sound and reliable stock. How then did you turn against me into a corrupt, wild vine?" (Jer 2:21)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener" (John 15:1)
WORD FROM THE WORD
Speak evil of no one, . . . be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. —Titus 32
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"