|National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day!|
(well, you know what I mean)
The 114 day of the year
251 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- National Park Week
- Administrative Professionals Week
- Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
- Bedbug Awareness Week
- Coin Week
- International Whistlers Week
- National Infertility Awareness Week
- National Karaoke Week
- National Princess Week
- National Pet ID Week
- Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
- National Playground Safety Week
- National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
- Safe Kids Week
- Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
- Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
- World Meningitis Day
- National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day
ON THIS DATE...
1184 BC: Traditional date of the fall of Troy.
1704: The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
1800: The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
1833: A patent was granted for first soda fountain
1888: the Eastman Kodak Company was formed.
1898: Spain declared war on the United States, rejecting the U.S. ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1901: the first game in baseball's new American League was played between Chicago and Cleveland with Chicago winning the game on home turf. Four games were scheduled to open the league that day. The three other games were rained out.
1913: The Woolworth Building opened in New York.
1934: Laurens Hammond patentend his pipeless organ.
1944: the United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
1953: British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth the Second.
1954: "Billboard" magazine signaled a change in music with a headline reading "Teenagers Demand Music With a Beat -- Spur Rhythm and Blues."
1961: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax struck out 18 batters in a game, becoming the first major league pitcher to do so twice.
1963: Boston Celtics great, Bob Cousy, retired from the NBA. He went on to coach Boston College to a record of 117 wins and 38 losses.
1969: Paul McCartney announced to the media there was no truth to the rumor regarding his death.
1974: legendary actor, comedian Bud Abbott died at the age of 78. He and Lou Costello teamed up to form one of the most popular comic duos of all-time.
1974: the NFL awarded its 27th franchise to Tampa Bay, Florida.
1990: The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.
1991: Freddie Stowers, a black World War One corporal, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He became the first black to win the highest medal for valor.
1992: singer David Bowie married supermodel Iman in Switzerland.
1995: a package bomb linked to the Unabomber exploded inside the offices of a group lobbying for the wood products industry in Sacramento, California. The explosion killed one person.
1997: opening arguments began in the trial of Oklahoma City federal building bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
2001: as part of their 35th birthday celebration, The Bee Gees released their album, "This is Where I Came In."
2003: Madonna made her TV sitcom debut on the NBC comedy "Will and Grace."
2003: in an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, country music trio the Dixie Chicks said they were living in fear after group member Natalie Maines set off a firestorm of controversy by telling a London concert audience she was ashamed that President Bush was from the group's home state of Texas. While Maines admitted that her words were disrespectful, she would not apologize for questioning the Bush administration's decision to launch a war against Iraq.
2005: in an almost three-hour Mass in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict the 16th was officially installed on the papal throne, becoming the 265th supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. In a message to the world, Benedict welcomed Christians and non-Christians. During the Mass, he was given the symbols of papal authority -- a white woolen stole and a gold ring bearing the papal coat of arms.
2005: Snuppy becomes world's first cloned dog.
Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster (Taken from Link)
With the Iran Hostage Crisis stretching into its sixth month and all diplomatic appeals to the Iranian government ending in failure, President Jimmy Carter ordered the military mission as a last ditch attempt to save the hostages. During the operation, three of eight helicopters failed, crippling the crucial airborne plans. The mission was then canceled at the staging area in Iran, but during the withdrawal one of the retreating helicopters collided with one of six C-130 transport planes, killing eight soldiers and injuring five. The next day, a somber Jimmy Carter gave a press conference in which he took full responsibility for the tragedy. The hostages were not released for another 270 days.
Pigs in a blanket (Link)
The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.
April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day.
Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.
They are typically small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are usually served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre or are accompanied by other dishes in the ‘main course’ section of a meal.
In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon.
Pigs in a blanket are usually different from sausage rolls, which are a larger, more filling item served for breakfast and lunch in parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and, more rarely, the United States and Canada.
WORD OF THE DAY
[dis-uh-rey] Verb or Noun
to put out of array or order; throw into disorder.
"Due to the recent move, Jody's apartment was in a state of disarray"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
Pharoah of Egypt became angry with his cupbearer and chief baker
Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.
After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own (Gen 40:1-5)
WORD FROM THE WORD
[The Lord’s] compassions fail not. They are new every morning. —Lamentations 3:22-23
Read today's "Our Daily Bread"