Today's Quote of the Day is from Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie Books. Her father (Pa), and her sister Mary, were both born on this day. I loved her books, and the Little House on the Prairie TV Series - I'm pretty sure I watched every episode at least once, if not more!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Healthy Sprouted Bean Salad Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits, using a blend of sprouted green lentils, sprouted
adzuki, and sprouted mung beans. Add whatever fresh vegetables you like (recipe uses cucumbers and tomatoes), and Kerry's recommended seasonings, and it makes a great vegetarian dish, or Meatless Monday dish.
This Day in History
1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a pamphlet that gave the American colonists reasons for pursuing freedom from British rule. It became an immediate success.
1861 - During the American Civil War, Florida secedes from the Union.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1901 - Oil is discovered in Texas
1920 - League of Nations is established
1932 - Mickey Mouse comics is syndicated
1946 - The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London with Fifty-one nations represented.
1949 - RCA introduces the 45 RPM record
1951 - 1st jet passenger trip made
1980 - The last broadcast of the Rockford Files on NBC
1984 - The United States and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years
2013 - Several bomb blasts in Pakistan kills more than 100 people and injures 270
This Day in Music
1953 - Perry Como's Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes hits #1
1956 - Elvis records Heartbreak Hotel
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
1968 - Aretha Franklin's Chain Of Fools is Certified Gold.
1975 - Al Green's album Al Green Explores Your Mind is Certified Gold
1976 - C.W. McCall's Convoy hits #1
1985 - Chris Isaak releases his first album, Silvertone.
1997 - James Brown receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This video is a great duet with Aretha Franklin (the Queen of Soul), and Mariah Carey singing Aretha's song, Chain of Fools. They sing amazing together!
This Day in Sports
1980 - Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 minutes,
& a total of 5 goals in the 1st period. He never again plays in the National Hockey League.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
open book (noun)
1. Something of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted. 2.A person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
Solo Build It, or SBI, is the awesome E-Business software that we are using for this site!