Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 12, is to follow the Half Plate Rule, which is a simpler way to eat healthy, if you don't want to count calories. Find out more about the Half Plate Rule, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits!
This Day in History
1609 - Bermuda becomes an English colony
1642 - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low
1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again
1928 – In California, near Santa Clarita, the St. Francis Dam fails and the resulting floods kill over 600 people (2nd greatest loss of life disaster in the US)
1938 - Nazi Germany invades Austria
1945 - New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1947 - US President Harry Truman introduces his Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the United States' first female attorney general
1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests
2003 - Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion using a Ponzi Scheme, the largest financial fraud in US History
This Day in Music
1969 - Simon & Garfunkel win Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson at the Grammy Awards
1969 - Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix at the Grammy Awards
1983 - U2's album War, hits #1 in the UK and spends 147 weeks on the charts. The album featured the singles New Years Day and Two Hearts Beat As One
1983 - Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart hits #1 in the UK (hits #1 also in the US, Canada, and Australia)
2001 - Judy Garland's Over The Rainbow was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America
2007 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City are Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Ronettes and Van Halen
This Day in Sports
1966 - Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 career wins)
1967 - Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
1978 - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1983 - Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
1984 - British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
1985 - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
1986 - Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
1987 - David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
1995 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (Canada)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
zombie out (verb)
1. (informal) Become like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and unresponsive.
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