Erma Bombeck, an American humorist was born on this day in 1927, and passed away on April 22, 1996. She wrote a newspaper column from the mid 1960's until the late 1990 that described suburban home life and motherhood, which was published in over 900 newspapers, and read by 30 million people. She also wrote 15 books with most of them becoming bestsellers.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 21, is an Easy Chicken Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc
1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
1857 - US issues flying eagle cents
1874 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut (one page with 50 names!)
1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
This is a picture of my daughter in law, Marlene Storz, standing in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. during a trip her and my son, Ryan took in Nov. 2009. The Washington Monument was dedicated on this day in 1885!
Photo Credit: Ryan Storz
More happenings on this day:
1887 - Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
1902 - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
1915 - World's Fair in San Francisco opens
1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
1931 - Alka Seltzer is introduced
1948 – NASCAR is incorporated
1972 - Richard Nixon becomes the 1st US president to visit China
1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
This Day in Music
1972 - Climax' Precious and Few is certified gold
1975 - John Lennon releases Rock 'n' Roll album
1979 - The Dire Straits album is certified gold
1979 - Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? is certified gold
1990 - Paul McCartney receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy's.
2008 - Crystal Gayle is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
2011 - Lady Gaga performs the first of two shows at Madison Square Garden that will make up the footage of her HBO concert special in May.
Flash back to Junior High for Climax' Precious and Few that was certified gold in 1972! Loved this song...his fringed white shirt, not so much!!
1931 - Chicago White Sox & New York Giants play 1st exhibition night game
1952 - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
1968 - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
1976 – The inaugural Winter Paralympic Games opened in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
1983 - Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 seconds
1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi of the US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
jump the shark (verb)
1. (idiomatic, of a television program or other narrative) To undergo a storyline development which heralds a fundamental and generally disappointing change in direction. 2. (more generally) To experience a decline in quality, appeal, popularity, etc.