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#7 is retired & 1984 enters.

On June 8 in:

-1949 George Orwell's 1984 is published;

-1786 Commerically made ice-cream is first advertised;

-1969 Mickey Mantle, #7 retires; and

-Any year! It is World Ocean Day.

Walt Disney World and the Marriage of Figaro

1786, in Vienna,Austria, Mozart's opera, the Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time;


1915, The RMS, Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202 and final crossing of the North Atlantic.  Six days later, the sip is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany;


1933, the Humanist Manifest I is published;


1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States;


1940, the  Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war; and in


1707, the Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kindgom of Great Britain. 




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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

Kids cook

Summer Fresh Pasta

This is terrific for a summer lunch.What you will need:12 0z. pasta, any shape1/2 cup pine nuts (optional - they are crazy expensive - but oh so good)...

New DVD5

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on the network AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Twin Forks - Twin Forks

Each track has its own feel and rhythm. Really unique sound. Very nice blend of rhythm with some incredible guitar playing. It's easy to get lost into...

Science fair

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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