1901 - Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (High Noon) (d. 1961)
1909 - Edwin Land, American scientist and inventor who co-founded the Polaroid Corp. (d. 1991)
1922 - Darren McGavin, American actor and director (A Christmas Story, Murphy Brown) (d. 2006)
1923 - Anne Baxter, American actress (Marcus Welby, All About Eve) (d. 1985)
1976 - Michael P. Murphy, American lietenant, Medal of Honor recipient. Killed in action on June 28, 2005
1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1941)
2000 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Highly decorated American Navy Captain during World War II, actor, and producer (b. 1909)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1914 - Woodrow Wilson's (28th U.S. President) daughter Eleanor marries in The White House.
1958 - Actor Tyrone Power (The Mark of Zorro) marries Debbie Ann Minardos
2005 - Country singer Billy Dean weds Stephanie Paisley
Quote of the Day
Above, is part of a quote by English Poet, Robert Browning, who was born on this day in 1812.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today, May 7th is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. We didn't have a recipe for that, but we do have a recipe for Moroccan Harira Soup that can be made with Lamb.
Kerry lived in Morocco for 8 years and here is what she had to say about the soup - "Harira is the traditional tomato soup of Morocco that is full of garbanzo beans and lentils. It is simply the best soup that I have ever eaten, although I had to acquire the taste of cilantro! Moroccans make it all year long, but especially during Ramadan to break the fast. You can get the recipe from Kerry's, Healthy Diet Habits website at the link above!
This Day in History
1429 - The English Siege of Orleans, is broken by Joan of Arc and the French army and is the turning point in the Hundred Years' War
1697 - Stockholm's royal castle dating back to the medieval times is destroyed by fire and was ultimately replaced in the 18th century.
1718 - The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
1789 - The 1st U.S. Presidential inaugural ball is held in New York City for George Washington
1840 - A tornado known as The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people
1942 - Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1954 - The U.S., Great Britain, & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1975 - U.S. President Ford declares and end to the Vietnam Era
2000 - Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia
2007 - Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great, south of Jerusalem
2013 - 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attach in Nigeria
This Day in Music
1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria
1941 - Glenn Miller records Chattanooga Choo Choo
1966 - Monday Monday, from the Mamas & Papas hits #1
1970 - Long & Winding Road from the Beatles is released in the U.S.
1978 - If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman hits #1
1998 - Steve Perry leaves Journey and is replaced with Steve Augeri
2006 - Snow Patrol's album Eyes Open hits #1 on the UK album chart
Chasing Cars from Snow Patrol was on their Eye's Open album!
Love Love Love Snow Patrol!!
This Day in Sports
1925 - Glenn Wright, a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates makes an unassisted triple play
1951 - The International committee allows Russia to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games
1956 - New York Giant's Bill White, hits a home run in his 1st at bat
1986 - Patrick Morrow of Canada, becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem.
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