Don't be afraid to Dream!! Work towards the direction of your dreams! Dream BIG! My sister Kerry is always telling me that I dream too big, and to dream smaller. Why not dream big? There is no harm to it, and I feel like why limit the possibilities!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Since this day is National Spaghetti Day, here is a great Healthy Spaghetti Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
1717 - Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance.
1762 - Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
1847 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the US government.
1896 - Utah is admitted as the 45th US State.
1958 - Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit, and burns up.
1974 - US President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee.
1982 - Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco closed for the 3rd time due to a storm.
1989 - US F-14s Tomcats shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters during an air to air confrontation.
2004 - Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars.
2010 - The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened in Dubai. 160 floors and 2,717 feet tall.
2018 - A passenger train in Free State, South Africa collides with a truck. The accident kills 20 and injures 260.
And of course, because there is a New Tallest Building in the World, it should be no surprise that the day after the opening, two base jumpers set a World Record by jumping from the top! Wow!! This is a must watch!
This Day in Music
1936 - Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade which
ranks songs based on sales and airplay. The first #1: "Stop! Look!
Listen!" by Joe Venuti & his Orchestra.
1960 - Marty Robbins' El Paso hits #1
1964 - Bobby Vinton's There! I've Said It Again hits #1
1967 - The Beatles recorded Penny Lane.
1970 - The Beatles recorded Let It Be.
1975 - Elton John's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds hits #1
Our Dad was born in El Paso, Texas in 1929, and grew up there. We lived there for a year growing up while our Dad did his first tour in Vietnam, so my song pick of the day is Marty Robbins' El Paso!
This Day in Sports
1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
brown study (noun) 1. (dated) A melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
Wishing You a Great Day!
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