Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author of the Little House on the Prairie books, died on this day in 1957, at the age of 90. She was born in 1867.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 10, is a Lentil Cabbage Stew from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. February is National Fiber Focus Month, and lentils and cabbage, are both a great source of fiber!
This Day in History
1535 - 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam Streets
1807 - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1855 - US citizenship laws amended to include all children of US parents born abroad are granted US citizenship
1861 – Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1870 – The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) is founded in New York City.
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram by the Postal Telegram Company in NYC
1933 - Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1935 - 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera, debut by MGM
1947 -World War II peace treaties signed
1956 -My Friend Flicka premieres on CBS TV
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which deals with succession to the Presidency is ratified
1989 - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
2009 – The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
This Day in Music
1945 - The Andrews Sisters's Rum & Coca Cola hits #1
1958 - Elvis Presley's Don't hits #1
1968 - Sly and the Family Stone's Dance to the Music enters the pop charts
1968 - The Paul Mauriat Orchestra's Love Is Blue hits #1
1971 - Carole King, Tapestry is released
1976 - Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.
1979 - Rod Stewart's Da Ya Think I'm Sexy hits #1
1979 - Rod Stewart's album Blondes Have More Fun hits #1
1979 - Dire Straits, Sultans Of Swing is released
1993 - On a special edition of the Oprah Winfrey show, Michael Jackson
gave his first TV interview for 14 years, live from his Neverland Valley
Ranch with 90 million viewers tuning in to watch.
2008 - At The Grammys, Amy Winehouse walks away with trophies for Record and Song of the Year (Rehab), as well as Best New Artist (and performs via satellite)
Above, is Amy Winehouse's video, Rehab. Unfortunately she died of alcohol poisoning, on July 23, 2011. She had an amazing voice!
This Day in Sports
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1920 - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1968 - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal in Grenoble, France
1975 - William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1982 - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands in Bromont, Quebec
1989 - Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1990 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1992 - Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
1995 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Of or pertaining to the suborder Serpentes; of, related to, or characteristic of a snake or serpent.
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