1964 – Douglas MacArthur, American General (b. 1880)
1992 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (b. 1918)
1994 – Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nirvana) (b. 1967)
2008 – Charlton Heston, American actor (b. 1923)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1614 - American Indian Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan, marries English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
Quote of the Day
Colin Powell, was born on this day in 1937. He is a retired four-star General in the United States Army and a politician. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, serving under President George W. Bush.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Food terminology is a must when you are purchasing food to be an effective, healthy shopper! There are some standard food terms that are helpful to understand. Certified Naturally Grown, Certified Organic, Food Alliance Certified and Salmon Safe will be discussed on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website. (link above goes to her site)
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
456 - St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
1722 - Easter Island is discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen.
1768 - The first U.S. Chamber of Commerce is formed in New York City.
1792 - US President George Washington veto's a bill for the first time ever.
1806 - Apple Cider is patented by Isaac Quintard.
1936 - An F5 tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi kills an estimated 233.
1879 - The War of the Pacific is started when Chili declares war on Bolivia and Peru.
1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister.
1956 - Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
1964 - London Underground runs their 1st driverless trains.
1971 - Fran Phipps is the 1st woman to reach the North Pole.
1988 - The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world opens in Japan.
This Day in Music
1803 - Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D, is performed for the first time.
1954 - Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1963 - The Beatles receive their 1st silver disc for "Please Please Me".
1971 - Chicago plays at Carnegie Hall
1978 - Duran Duran plays their first live event in Birmingham, England
1998 - The Spice Girls perform their first live UK concert in Glasgow, Scotland
2008 - The band Toto breaks up after their final concert
Duran Duran - Hungry like a Wolf
This Day in Sports
1904 - The first international rugby league match is played in Wigan, England.
1927 - New records are set in the 100 and 200 meter free style, by Johnny Weissmuller.
1967 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds.
1968 - Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego is opened. The stadium was renamed Qualcomm Stadium in 1997.
1984 - Wilt Chamberlain's career scoring record of 31,419 points, is broken by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 31,421 points.
1987 - Wayne Gretzky wins his 7th NHL scoring title
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The quality of the embodiment of reptile characteristics.
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