Charles M. Schulz, the American comics author of Peanuts, who was
born in 1922, died on February 12, 2000. I grew up reading the Peanuts
comics, and watching the Peanuts TV specials. Over the nearly 50 years that Peanuts was published, Schulz drew more than 18,000 strips. At its height, Peanuts was published daily in 2,600 papers in 75 countries, in 21 languages.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 12, is a Healthy Banana Cake, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February being Bake for Family Fun Month.
This Day in History
1793 - 1st US fugitive slave law passed which requires the return of escaped slaves
1851 – Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
1855 – Michigan State University is established.
1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1914 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place
1921 - Winston Churchill becomes British, minister of Colonies
1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins.
1938 - German troops entered Austria
1949 - Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
1987 - Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages
1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2004 – The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
This Day in Music
1955 - The McGuire Sisters' Sincerely hits #1
1960 - Pat Boone's album Pat's Great Hits is certified gold
1961 - The Miracles' Shop Around is certified gold
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel's Homeward Bound is released
1972 - Al Green's Let's Stay Together hits #1
1972 - Roundabout by Yes, is released
1973 -Elton John's album Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player is certified gold
1977 - Barbra Streisand's soundtrack album A Star Is Born hits #1
1994 - Celine Dion's, The Power of Love Hits #1 on the US singles chart (Her first US #1)
1995 - Van Halen, scored their first US #1 album with Balance.
1997 - David Bowie is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, outside the Hollywood Galaxy Theatre
2000 - Mariah Carey's Thank God I Found You hits #1
2009 - Art Garfunkel makes a surprise appearance at a Paul Simon concert for a three song set in New York's recently refurbished Beacon Theater.
In my top 10 favorite songs of all time, you will find Al Green's, Lets Stay Together that hit #1 on this day, back in 1972.
This Day in Sports
1876 - Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
1879 - The 1st artificial ice rink in North America is built in Madison Square Garden, NYC
1949 - Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
1964 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 1964 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1982 - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, tieing NHL record
1991 - North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
1994 - 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
1995 - Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Exhibiting irritation or impatience; curt; irascible.
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