Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

From BBC : Venezuela seizes supermarket chain


Venezuela seizes supermarket chain http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31178692

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Bosnia probes jihadist flags village


Bosnia probes jihadist flags village http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31162446

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Turkey in summit snub to Israel


Turkey in summit snub to Israel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31170724

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— The Cult Cat


 

$32,000 raised for man who walks 21 miles to work everyday


CHOPPED LAMB WITH ONIONS AND SHEEP BUTTER – Neacsu Marius


CHOPPED LAMB WITH ONIONS AND SHEEP BUTTER

BACH – MASS IN B-MINOR – KARL RICHTER (Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem)


BACH – MASS IN B-MINOR – KARL RICHTER (Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem)

Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114 , great compositions


Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114

Schubert – “String Quartet in E Major, Op. post. 125 Nr. 1, D-87 (November 1813 ?)- Amadeus String Quartet , great compositions/performances


Schubert –  “String Quartet in E Major, Op. post. 125 Nr. 1, D-87

(November 1813 ?)- Amadeus String Quartet 

Rubinstein Brahms capriccio in b minor, op. 76 no2 (1973)


Rubinstein Brahms capriccio in b minor,  op. 76 no2  (1973)

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

February 6

1626   Huguenot rebels and the French sign the Peace of La Rochelle.
1778   France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.
1788   Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.
1862   The Battle of Fort Henry, Tenn., begins the Mississippi Valley campaign.
1891   The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, Calif.
1899   The Spanish-American War ends.
1900   President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft commissioner to report on the Philippines.
1904   Japan’s foreign minister severs all ties with Russia, citing delaying tactics in negotiations over Manchuria.
1916   Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State’s right to claim indemnity.
1922   The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with signature of final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.
1926   Mussolini warns Germany to stop agitation in Tyrol.
1929   Germany accepts Kellogg-Briand pact.
1933   Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich begins press censorship.
1936   Adolf Hitler opens the Fourth Winter Olympics.
1941   The RAF clears the way as British take Benghazi, trapping thousands of Italians.
1944   Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.
1945   MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.
1963   The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.
1964   Cuba blocks the water supply to Guantanamo Naval Base in rebuke of the United State’s seizure of four Cuban fishing boats.
1964   Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel.
1965   Seven U.S. GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.
1968   Charles de Gaulle opens the 19th Winter Olympics in France.
1975   President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million in aid to Cambodia.
1977   Queen Elizabeth marks her Silver Jubilee.
1982   Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama.
Born on February 6
1756   Aaron Burr, 3rd U.S. Vice President.
1895   George Herman “Babe” Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. The first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.
1911   Ronald Reagan, film actor and 40th U.S. President (1981-1989).
1913   Mary Douglas Leakey, archaeologist and paleoanthropologist.
1932   Francois Truffaut, French film director (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player).
1933   Walter E. Fountroy, politician and civil rights leader.
1940   Tom Brokaw, NBC News anchorman.
1945   Bob Marley, reggae musician.

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picture of the day: Samuel F.B. Morse and Telegraphy



Samuel F.B. Morse and Telegraphy
American portrait artist Samuel F.B. Morse developed the technology for electrical telegraphy in the 1830s, the first instantaneous form of communication. Using a key to hold open an electrical circuit for longer or shorter periods, an operator would tap out a message in a code composed of dots and dashes. Public demonstrations of the equipment were made in February 1838, but it was necessary for Morse to secure financial backing to build the first telegraph line to carry the signal over distance. In 1843, Congress appropriated the funds for a 37-mile line between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. After underground telegraph wires proved unsuccessful, Morse switched to pole wires and, on May 24, 1844, before a crowd of dignitaries in the chambers of the Supreme Court, Morse tapped out the message, ‘What hath God wrought?’ to an associate waiting in Baltimore.

Image: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Friday, February 6th, 2015 :St. Paul Miki


quotation: Louisa May Alcott


Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) Discuss

today’s holiday: Waitangi Day (2015)


Waitangi Day (2015)

A national public holiday in New Zealand, February 6 commemorates the signing of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, in which the Maori natives agreed to coexist peacefully with the European settlers. It was not observed as a public holiday outside the North Island until it became New Zealand Day in 1973. It was observed as such until 1976, when it again became known as Waitangi Day. Waitangi is located on the Bay of Islands at the northern end of the North Island, and the day on which the treaty was signed is observed there by the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Maoris each year. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Babe Ruth (1895)


Babe Ruth (1895)

George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth, was arguably the greatest player in the history of baseball. His ability to hit home runs helped turn the game into the American national pastime in the 1920s and 30s, and two of his records stood for more than 30 years. In 1936, Babe Ruth became the second player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. What is the origin of his nickname, “Babe”? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Singapore Established as a Trading Post (1819)


Singapore Established as a Trading Post (1819)

A trading center as early as the 14th century, Singapore was later part of Johor, a region of the southern Malay Peninsula. In 1819, the island of Singapore was ceded to the British East India Company, and the city was founded the same year by Sir Thomas Raffles. Under Raffles’ direction, Singapore developed a vital role in the lucrative China trade. Today, the city is one of the world’s biggest ports. The earliest known settlement on the island of Singapore was referred to by what name? More… Discuss

Bioluminescence


Bioluminescence

Fireflies light up due to bioluminescence: the ability of living organisms to convert chemical energy to light energy. Bioluminescence is also exhibited by some fungi, mollusks, and worms, and bioluminescent fish are common in the ocean’s depths, likely because the light aids in species recognition in the darkness. Other animals use luminescence in courtship and mating, to divert predators, or to attract prey. Why is most marine bioluminescence in the blue and green part of the spectrum? More… Discuss

apropos


apropos

Definition: (adjective) Being at once opportune and to the point.
Synonyms: relevant, timely
Usage: His book about safe investment, published right before the stock market crash, was more apropos than he expected. Discuss.

USA TODAY: Vaccines: Facts vs. myths


From USA TODAY

Vaccines: Facts vs. myths

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USA TODAY: Yemen’s Shiite rebels announce they are taking over country


From USA TODAY

Yemen’s Shiite rebels announce they are taking over country

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USA TODAY: Brian Williams not alone in false memories


From USA TODAY

Brian Williams not alone in false memories

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USA TODAY: Detroit ‘walking man’ James Robertson gets a new car


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Detroit ‘walking man’ James Robertson gets a new car

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From BBC : Dozens of bodies uncovered in Mexico


Dozens of bodies uncovered in Mexico http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31169312

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From NPR News


Jordan Strikes At ISIS; Obama Said To Be Preparing To Request War Powers http://n.pr/16oqlP8

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From NPR News


Listeners To NPR: Why Don’t We Track Planes Like We Do Ships? http://n.pr/1BXNj8K

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From France 24


‘Do your duty’ in Africa, Hollande tells world powers

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From France 24


How do you say ‘austerity’ in German? You don’t

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From VOA : California Measles Outbreak Roils Vaccination Disputes


http://www.voanews.com/A/2629789.html

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From VOA : WHO: MERS Virus Still a Concern


http://www.voanews.com/A/2630936.html

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From VOA : Window for Containing Ebola Outbreak Seen Narrowing


http://www.voanews.com/A/2630929.html

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From VOA : Measles in US Becomes Medical, Scientific, Political Issue


http://www.voanews.com/A/2630506.html

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From CNN : Fresh Jordan airstrikes on ISIS


Fresh Jordan airstrikes on ISIS
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/06/world/isis-jordan/index.html

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From CNN : ISIS putting price tags on children


ISIS putting price tags on children
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/06/world/isis-children-torture/index.html

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From BBC : Afcon semi-final was a ‘war zone’


Afcon semi-final was a ‘war zone’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/31158944

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From BBC : Jordan’s IS raids ‘just the start’


Jordan’s IS raids ‘just the start’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31158919

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From BBC : UK jihadist Imran Khawaja jailed


UK jihadist Imran Khawaja jailed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31166062

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From BBC : Pope backs smacking ‘with dignity’


Pope backs smacking ‘with dignity’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31163219

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