The quote above is from Mr. Darcy, one of the characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice novel first published in 1813. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, and has sold over 20 million copies! It has also had several different movie's made from the story over the years.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day. The recipe of the day is a Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits - if you are making them today, just add 1 cup of Blueberries!
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
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This Day in History
1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1813 – Pride and Prejudice, is first published in the United Kingdom.
1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in the State of Illinois.
1855 – A locomotive, on the Panama Railway, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported as 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
1917 – Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
1934 – The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
1935 – Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1964 – An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
1984 - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled in Fuerth, West Germany
1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
1998 - Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million
This Day in Music
1956 – Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
1965 - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
1967 - Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
1985 : With the stars in town for the American Music Awards, We Are The World is recorded in Los Angeles, with cameras rolling for the video. Among those taking part: Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, The Jacksons, Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.
1990 - Paul Abdul started a 10-week run at #1 on the US album chart with 'Forever Your Girl'.
1991 - At the American Music Awards, Gloria Estefan
performs her new single "Coming Out of the Dark", live for the first time since a tour bus accident 10 months
earlier where she seriously injured her back. The song was inspired by her recovery.
1996 - Chris Isaak guest-stars in Friends episode, “The One After the Superbowl.” He plays Phoebe's date, Rob Donnen.
This was a cute video of Paula Abdul's song Opposites Attract on her debut album, Forever Your Girl. The album included four number one Hot 100 singles - "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", and "Opposites Attract."
I remember watching the American Music Awards in 1991, when Gloria
Estefan came out and sang for the first time since her tragic bus
accident. She was always one of my favorites!
This Day in Sports
1949 - NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
1984 - LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
1990 - Superbowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Superbowl. The MVP is Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
1996 - Diana Ross performs at the Superbowl XXX halftime show in Tempe, AZ