Will Social Security Benefits be available to you when you retire? That is a big question! Per an article written in 2010 by Steven C. Goss, Chief Actuary of the US Social Security Administration. "As a result of changes to Social Security enacted in 1983, benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until
2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted. At the point where the reserves are used up, continuing taxes are expected to be enough to pay 76 percent of scheduled benefits. Thus, the Congress will need to make changes to the scheduled benefits and revenue sources for the program in the future." You can read the entire article for more information.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
On March 6, instead of a Recipe of the Day, we are having a Food Tip of the Day! Today is National Frozen Food Day, and Kerry, from Healthy Diet Habits has lots of tips on Frozen Vegetables and Tips to Shop for them, or make your own.
This Day in History
1521 - Magellan discovers Guam
1788 – The First Fleet (11 ships leaving Britain for Australia), arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement
1808 - 1st college orchestra in the US is founded at Harvard
1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans (including Davy Crockett) at the Alamo, after a 13 day fight
1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves cannot be citizens
1886 - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, debuts in New York City
1899 – Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark
1912 – The Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco
1918 - US naval boat, Cyclops, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle
1944 - The US Air Force begins daylight bombing of Berlin
1950 - Silly Putty invented
1967 – Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States from Russia
1981 – Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time on the CBS Evening News after 19 years
1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
This Day in Music
1975 - Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti is certified gold
1975 - Average White Band's Pick Up The Pieces is certified gold
1993 - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle went to #1 with A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin
2000 - Eric Clapton
is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first
person inducted three times. He was inducted in as a member of the groups, The Yardbirds and Cream.
Above is Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle singing their duet, A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin that went to #1 on this day in 1993.
Below is Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, singing the same song together. I think they did a great job with the song!
This Day in Sports
1922 - Babe Ruth signs a contract with the New York Yankees for $52,000 a year, for 3 years
1972 - Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all time highest money maker
1976 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1983 – The first United States Football League game is played
1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Ireland) A mild minced oath; a euphemism for "by God".
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