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beladona Memorial Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders... Navigation Calendar
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rd day of the 47 th week, the 19 th day of the 11 th month, the 323 rd day of 2019 [with only 35 shopping days until Christmas], and: American Made Matters Day "Have a Bad Day" Day Equal Opportunity Day Gettysburg Address Day International Men's Day National Blow Bagpipes Day National Camp Day National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day National Entrepreneurs' Day Parents Day (Tuesday of National Education Week) Play Monopoly Day Rocky and Bullwinkle Day – in 1959 "Rocky & His Friends" debuted on ABC Women's Entrepreneurship Day World Philosophy Day World Toilet Day ON THIS DAY IN ... 1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage 1620 - The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast 1621 - Rabbi Isaiah ben Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel 1805 - Lewis and Clark expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west 1835 - A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved 1861 - Julia Ward Howe committed " Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper 1861 - The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts 1863 - US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; " Four score and seven years ago..." 1872 - E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals 1881 - A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. 1893 - the first newspaper color supplement (NY World) 1894 - the first mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap) 1895 - American inventor Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil 1911 - NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy 1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers 1947 - a 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar 1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1962 - Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons -- 57 years later, Russia is contemplating putting them back again 1965 - Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created 1969 - Apollo 12's Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon 1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1971 - Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens 1987 - France performs nuclear test 1995 - CNET launches www.shareware.com /> 1996 - Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space 1997 - STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit 1998 - Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sells at auction for $71.5 million 2017 - Oumuamua first detected by scientists, 400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system first and of possible alien origin I remember the annual ritual of Education Week very well. Once a year, parents were invited to sit in the back of our classrooms and observe a “typical” day of their kids’ educations. The days, of course, were anything BUT typical. Everyone put on their very best performance for the company. Teachers dressed nicely and had lesson plans designed to be interesting and interactive, speaking to their students in deliberately honeyed tones. Students were also dressed nicely and everyone was on their best behavior, excessively polite to each other and the teacher, raising hands to give answers instead of ignoring questions. The lunch room was immaculate and the food aromas from the steam table smelled enticing as the cafeteria ladies primly ladled food out. There was usually an assembly scheduled for the afternoon. Every single thing about the day was scrubbed, sanitized, and staged. I hated it – both when I was a student and then when I was a parent.
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