Clarence Nash, the voice of Disney's, Donald Duck for almost 50 years, in over 120 shorts and films passed away on this day in 1985. He also voiced Daisy Duck and Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie as well as some other voices.
I could really relate to this quote - I'm more of a night owl, and hated to wake up to an alarm clock. That was the best thing about retiring early, and working at home, was throwing out the alarm clock, and sleeping when I felt like it.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 20, is a Lightened Blueberry Breakfast Cake, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the US Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1872 - The toothpick was patented
1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens In New York City
1873 – The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California
1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
1931 – The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the State of California.
1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.
1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
1942 – Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1944 - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1956 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy becomes a permanent Service Academy
1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
This Day in Music
1960 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first show
1971 - The soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar hit #1 on the US album chart
1978- Abba's Take a Chance on Me hit #1 on the UK singles chart
1988 - Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky hits #1 on the UK singles chart
1991 - Bob Dylan was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual Grammy' Awards
2009 - The White Stripes play the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien in New York City.
This Day in Sports
1877 - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
1953 - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business
1963 - SF Giants Willie Mays signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
1988 - Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1997 - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
take a flyer (verb)
1. (idiomatic) To make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.
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