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Fun Facts for Thursday, July 31, 2014
The 212 day of the year
153 days left to go
THIS WEEK IS
- Fancy Rat & Mouse Week
- Bratwurst Day (all the way through the weekend)
- National Chili Dog Day
- Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
- World Ranger Day
- Raspberry Cake Day
- Cotton Candy Day
- Jump For Jelly Beans Day
ON THIS DATE...
30 BC: Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide
781: The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji
1498: Christopher Columbus first sighted the island of Trinidad.
1777: Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, became a major-general in the Continental Army of the U.S.
1790: The first U.S. Patent Office opened and the first patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a method of making pearlash and potash.
1792: The first government building's cornerstone was laid: the Philadelphia Mint.
1845: The French Army introduced the saxophone to its military band. The instrument had been invented by Adolphe Sax of Belgium.
1928: Leo, the MGM Lion, first roared for the debut of the movie "White Shadows of the South Seas."
1930: Orson Welles starred as "The Shadow" in the show's radio debut. At first, the Shadow was the narrator for changing stories, but later became a character in his own adventures. He had the ability to cloud men's minds so they could not see him and he knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men.
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural Mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, was completed.
1922: The first water skis were demonstrated, by Ralph Samuelson.
1948: New York's International Airport was dedicated; it was later renamed John F. Kennedy Airport.
1961: The first tie in All-Star Game history was recorded as the second All-Star Game of the year (there were two a year back then) was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston’s Fenway Park
1964: Ranger 7, an unmanned U.S. lunar probe, took the first close-up images of the Moon.
1966: After John Lennon proclaims the Beatles to be "more popular than Jesus," residents of Alabama burn the band's records and other products.
1969: Moscow police reported that thieves had stolen telephone parts from thousands of phone booths to convert their acoustic guitars to electric.
1970: The complete New American Standard Version of the Bible was first published.
1971: David Scott and James Irwin became history’s first moon riders, taking their lunar dune buggy for a 2-hour drive on the surface of the moon.
1973: The ABA Virginia Squires traded Julius Earving to the New York Nets.
1984: Reporter Leeza Gibbons made her first appearance on TV’s "Entertainment Tonight."
1985: Prince was big at the box office with the autobiographical story of the Minneapolis rock star, Purple Rain. The flick grossed $7.7 million in its first three days of release on 917 movie screens. The album of the same name was the top LP in the U.S., as well.
1995: The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities/ABC in a deal placed at $19 billion.
1995: Selena's first English album, "Dreaming of You," debuted at No. 1 in Billboard four months after her death. Selena was the first Latin artist to debut at No. 1.
1996: Three brothers, a sister, and two cousins all drowned while trying to rescue a chicken and each other from a 60-foot-deep well in Nazlat Imara, Egypt. The chicken survived.
1996: Ottawa-born Alanis Morissette kicked off her first Canadian tour before 15,000 fans at GM Place in Vancouver.
1997: Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago announced that "the Teddy Bear Lady," a $15-thousand-a-year secretary who passed out teddy bears to children in the hospital, had left $18-million for research into children’s diseases. Gladys Holm, who never married and had no heirs, apparently had invested wisely in the stock market.
2001: A Tokyo exhibit featured sweet potato, squid, ox tongue, cactus, eel, crab, and octopus ice cream. The Mainichi Daily News called the unusual flavors "surprisingly tasty."
2002: A knife-wielding robber in the Philippines was beaten up by his victim, a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a black belt in taekwondo. Clarissa de Guzman of Manila said when the robber focused his attention on her jewelry and money, she kicked him in the head, then in the groin and all over.
More poplular than Jesus? (Taken from Link)
"More popular than Jesus" was a controversial remark made by musician John Lennon of the Beatles in 1966. Lennon said that Christianity was in decline and that the Beatles had become more popular than Jesus Christ. When the quote appeared in the American teen magazine Datebook, angry reactions flared up from Christian communities in August 1966. Lennon had originally made the remark in March 1966 during interviews with Maureen Cleave on the lifestyles of the four individual Beatles. When Lennon's words were first published, in the London Evening Standard in the United Kingdom, they had provoked no public reaction.
When Datebook quoted Lennon's comments five months later, vociferous protests broke out in the southern United States. The Beatles' records were publicly burned, press conferences were cancelled and threats were made. The protest spread to other countries including Mexico, South Africa and Spain; there were anti-Beatles demonstrations and their music was banned on radio stations.
Chili Dog (Taken from Link)
|Sorry, couldn't resist|
A Coney dog is a hot dog piled high with chili, onions and mustard. A Michigan dog is similar to a Coney, as is a Texas hot dog, which actually originated in Pennsylvania.
WORD OF THE DAY
In its various forms it can be used as a verb, adjective, noun
1. to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
2. to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.
"Cayden was uber excited about his birthday party and couldn't sleep, but ultimately, he knew that there was nothing he could do to precipitate it"
INTRIGUING BIBLE FACT
Barak would not go into battle without the help of the Prophetess Deborah.
"Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. 5 She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. 6 She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. 7 I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”8 Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.” 9 “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh" (Judges 4:4-9).
WORD FROM THE WORD
Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live. —Isaiah 55:3
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