1947 - Henry Ford, American businessman who founded the Ford Motor Company (b. 1863)
2007 - Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C.) (b. 1931)
2012 - Mike Wallace, American journalist (60 Minutes) (b. 1918)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2003 - Russell Crowe, actor (Gladiator, Noah) weds singer Danielle Spencer at his cattle ranch in New South Wales, Australia. It looks like after having two sons, they separated in 2012.
Quote of the Day
Today, April 7, is the final day of GOLDEN RULE WEEK, April 1-7!
Awhile ago, I dared to express my opinion on a Political post on Facebook. (Many would say that was my first mistake!!!) A lady who was a complete stranger, and who had NOT posted her own opinions on the subject, took the time to pop in, and respond to my opinion with the following:
Leigh: You are an UGLY Person!
Unfortunately, this type of response is too often seen online these days, especially on a Political or Religious blog. The official term for this woman these days, would be a "CYBER BULLY". She was being mean and nasty, and attacked my physical appearance/personality, just because I had a different opinion than she did.
She never shared what her own opinion on the topic was, or why she objected so strongly to my opinion. I would have been happy to have a discussion with her. I would have bet money that she had just read the headline of the article which was designed to start a riot, and not read the article itself.
With the anonymity of social media, and the lack of respect that many have for others, if you post an opinion on a subject, odds are great that you might be targeted, by others with a different opinion! You will often be called a name like I was, depending on the subject, your intelligence might be insulted, and you stand a great chance of getting cussed at and ridiculed, and you might be called a racist, or sexist or whatever depending on the topic.
With some groups, forums or pages, the pages have admins who try to maintain behavior, and monitor for abuse, but many are just a free for all of disrespect and bad behavior.
It's OK to disagree with each other! That's normal, as we all have different backgrounds and experiences that shape our personal viewpoints and opinions.
It would be awesome, if especially online we try to remember that there is a human being at the other end of the keyboard, before we start typing. It is possible to have a conversation, and a difference of opinion, and still practice the Golden Rule!
"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you".
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April 7th is WORLD HEALTH DAY!! On Kerry's website, she has started a section called HEALTH WEIGHT PROBLEMS, and gives a sobering list of Health Weight Problems, and Health Statistics that are caused by being overweight, or obese!
The video below is a parody of 8675309/Jenny, produced by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media to promote healthy heart awareness. Know Your Numbers:
Blood Pressure - 120 / 80
BMI - 18.5 - 24.9
Lipids - < 200
This Day in History
451 - Attila the Hun plunders the town of Metz, in Northeast France
1141 - The first female ruler of England is Empress Matilda, who adopts the title "Lady of the English"
1348 - Charles University is founded in Prague, Czech Republic
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explores arrives at Cebu in the Philippines
1776 - Captain John Barry, and the USS Lexington captures the Edward
1788 - Marietta, Ohio is established as the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory
1798 - The Mississippi Territory is organized. It was later expanded in 1804, and then again in 1812.
1827 - John Walker, an English chemist, invents wooden matches
1906 - Mount Vesuvius erupts in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, and kills over 100 people.
1940 - Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to appear on a U.S. Postage Stamp.
1978 - President Carter cancels production of the neutron bomb
1980 - The US breaks relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, during the hostage crisis.
2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched
2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad, the capital of Iraq and two days later Saddam Hussein's regime falls.
2017 - A stolen truck slams into people at high speed in Stockholm, Sweden, killing four and injuring fifteen others.
This Day in Music
1724 - Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's, St. John Passion at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany
2007 - Kings of Leon's album Because of the Times, starts a two week run at #1 on the UK Album Chart
2007 - Tim McGraw, hits #1 on the US Album Chart, for his album "Let It Go". The album went on to have seven Top 20 hits!
2008 - On Classic Rock magazines' Best Live Acts of All Time Poll, Led Zeppelin was #1, The Who was #2, and AC/DC was #3.
One of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs was "Going to California".
This Day in Sports
1963 - Jack Nicklaus shoots a 286, and wins the 27th Golf Masters Championship
1986 - At Wrestlemania II, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (informal) An outstanding, extreme, or outrageous example of its kind.
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