Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
1735 - Isaac Low, American businessman who founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, American politician and 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
1852 - Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman who founded the F.W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)
1866 - Butch Cassidy, American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
1946 - Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
1950 - Ron Perlman, American actor (Vincent - Beauty and the Beast)
1951 - Peabo Bryson, American R&B soul singer-songwriter
1970 - Ricky Schroder, American actor and director
1972 - Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter (Staind)
2001 - Robert Moon, an American postal inspector who created the ZIP code system (b. 1917)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2002 - Actor Benjamin Bratt, weds actress-model Talisa Soto in San Francisco, CA
Quote of the Day
Today, April 13, is Thomas Jefferson Day
Thomas Jefferson had lots of great rules to live by:
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself
Never spend money before you have it
Never buy anything you do not want, because it is cheap
Pride costs us more than thirst, hunger, and cold
We seldom repent for having eaten too little
Nothing is troublesome that one does by his own volition
How much pain never occurred evils cost us
Take things all the time by their smooth handle
Think as you please, and let others as well, to prevent any disputes
When annoyed count 10 before you speak; if very annoyed count 100
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
National Bake Week is April 1-7, 2019, so our Recipe of the Day is a Lightened Strawberry Bread made by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits!
This Day in History
1204 - Crusaders occupy Constantinople and temporarily end the Byzantine Empire
1598 - The Edict of Nantes, is issued by Henry IV of France and allows freedom of religion to French Huguenots
1796 - First elephant in the United States arrives from India
1849 - Hungary becomes a republic
1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, CA
1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces during the American Civil War
1870 - The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Arts is founded
1902 - The first JC Penney is opened by James C. Penney in Kemmerer, Wyoming
1934 - 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
1941 - A Pact of Neutrality between the U.S.S.R. and Japan is signed
1945 - During World War II, Vienna, Austria is captured by the Soviet and Bulgarian forces
1953 - CIA Director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA
1960 - France becomes the 4th nuclear weapon Nation
1960 - The US launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system
1976 - The $2 bill is re-introduced as a Federal Reserve Note as part of the US Bicentennial celebration
1992 - The Great Chicago flood devastates central Chicago, including the underground tunnels
2012 - North Korea has a long range rocket test which fails
2017 - The US drops the largest ever non-nuclear weapon in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan
The history of the Jefferson Memorial which was dedicated in Washington D.C. in 1943, on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.
This Day in Music
1742 - Handel's "Messiah" is performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin, Ireland
1965 - The Beatles record "Help"
Aaron Lewis, of Staind was born this day on 1972 - Above is his song, "It's Been Awhile"
This Day in Sports
1926 - Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout at age 41
1940 - The first man to pole vault 15 feet is Cornelious Warmerdam
1954 - Hank Aaron's 1st game for the Milwaukee Braves
1975 - Jack Nicklaus wins the 39th Golf Masters Championship by shooting a 276
1986 - The Spanish Grand Prix winner is decided by 0.014 of a second
1997 - Tiger Woods wins the 61st Golf Masters Championship at age 21(youngest winner) by shooting a 270
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.(informal) 2. A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive.
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