Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

From BBC : Heart of Earth’s inner core revealed


Heart of Earth’s inner core revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31322817

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From CNN : Young Native Americans embrace their culture


Young Native Americans embrace their culture
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/03/living/cnnphotos-red-road-native-americans/index.html

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From CNN : 60 antique luxury cars found in France


60 antique luxury cars found in France
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tv/2015/02/05/dnt-vause-france-classic-cars-found.cnn.html

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From CNN : Making a ‘squat’ a home


Making a ‘squat’ a home
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/08/living/cnnphotos-a-place-called-home/index.html

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From BBC : Why onions can cause more than tears


Why onions can cause more than tears http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31301920

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From BBC : Indonesia’s new appetite for execution


Indonesia’s new appetite for execution http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31124858

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From BBC : Day in pictures: 9 February 2015


Day in pictures: 9 February 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-31293566

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From BBC : Anonymous takes IS accounts offline


Anonymous takes IS accounts offline http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31313610

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From BBC : Migrants die of cold off Italy


Migrants die of cold off Italy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31316535

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From BBC : Boko Haram ‘kidnaps bus passengers’


Boko Haram ‘kidnaps bus passengers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31313590

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From BBC : Samsung warns about ‘listening’ TV


Samsung warns about ‘listening’ TV http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31296188

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Words of wisdom.


The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
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Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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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 9

1567   Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
1799   The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
1825   The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
1861   Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1864   Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
1904   Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.
1909   France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
1916   Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
1922   The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
1942   Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
1943   The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
1946   Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.
1951   Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
1953   The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
1964   The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.
1978   Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.
1994   Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.
Born on February 9
1773   William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. President and the first to die in office.
1814   Samuel Tilden, philanthropist.
1819   Lydia E. Pinkham, patent-medicine maker and entrepeneur.
1846   William Maybach, German engineer, designed the first Mercedes automobile.
1871   Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist.
1874   Amy Lowell, poet.
1880   James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman’s Daughter, The Crock of Gold).
1909   Dean Rusk, Secretary of State under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
1923   Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow).
1944   Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).

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today’s image: George Armstrong Custer Marries Libbie Bacon




George Armstrong Custer Marries Libbie Bacon

After a courtship that began at a party on Thanksgiving Day 1862, Brevet General George Armstrong Custer and Miss Elizabeth Bacon, both of Monroe, Michigan, married on February 9, 1864. Until Custer died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn a dozen years later, Libbie followed him to postings throughout the West whenever possible. Libbie never remarried, even though she outlived her husband by 50 years, preferring to keep his memory alive by lecturing and writing books about their life together on the Plains. Elizabeth Custer lived comfortably in New York City until her death on April 8, 1933, at the age of 91.

Image: Library of Congress

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Mikhail Glinka – A Life for the Tsar – III. Waltz


Mikhail GlinkaA Life for the Tsar – III. Waltz

JOHANNES BRAHMS- Serenade Nº2 A, Op. 16


JOHANNES BRAHMS.- Serenade Nº2 A, Op. 16

CÉSAR FRANCK: Symphonic Variations


CÉSAR FRANCK: Symphonic Variations

Giuseppe Verdi – Macbeth – Ballabili (Dances from Act III)


Giuseppe Verdi – Macbeth – Ballabili (Dances from Act III)

today’s holiday: Hurling the Silver Ball (2015)


Hurling the Silver Ball (2015)

St. Ia (or Eia or Ives) is the patron saint of St. Ives, Cornwall. St. Ives celebrates Feast Monday on the Monday after the Feast of St. Ia (February 3), by playing an ancient game known as hurling, using a ball made of cork encased in silver. The mayor begins the game by tossing the ball against the side of the parish church. The game stops promptly at 12 noon, and whoever has the ball in his or her possession at that time receives a cash prize or a medal. The festivities continue in the afternoon with more sporting events and a municipal ball in the evening. More… Discuss

quotation: Homer about friends


The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Gerhard Richter (1932)


Gerhard Richter (1932)

Richter is considered one of the foremost German artists of the post-World War II period, indeed one of the foremost artists in the world, and the prices his works fetch at auction reflect this distinction. Unwilling to settle on any one medium or approach, Richter paints, photographs, draws, and sculpts and has varied his style from austere photorealism to satirical pop to minimalism to pure abstraction. This fluidity is interpreted by some as a reaction to the early training he received where? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: William G. Morgan Invents Volleyball (1895)


William G. Morgan Invents Volleyball (1895)

William G. Morgan invented volleyball in Holyoke, Massachusetts, just four years after basketball was invented in the neighboring town of Springfield. Morgan, a physical education director, created “Mintonette” for older athletes who wanted to play indoor sports but deemed basketball too rough. The name volleyball came from the nature of the game: “volleying” a ball back and forth over a net. Players can also “spike” the ball and drive it downward into the opponents’ court. What is a “pancake”? More… Discuss

The Hollywood Walk of Fame


The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, that features more than 2,000 pink stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry. Each star contains a bronze emblem representing one of five categories for which an honoree can receive a star—such as a camera denoting achievement in film. Who received the walk’s first star? More… Discuss

Hollywood walk of fame/ Los Angeles 1/2/2010

Health: Hearing Loss Hinders Hospice Care


Hearing Loss Hinders Hospice Care

A new report on end-of-life care reveals that hearing loss is one of the most commonly overlooked medical concerns for hospice patients—and one of the most upsetting, as it can leave patients feeling isolated and alone. Eighty percent of Americans over age 85 having hearing impairments, but many of them do not have hearing aids because the devices can cost up to $3,500 each and are often not covered by health plans. Experts urge physicians and caregivers with hearing impaired patients to use small amplifying devices or work with charities that loan out hearing aids. More… Discuss

word: amatory


amatory

Definition: (adjective) Of, relating to, or expressive of love, especially sexual love.
Synonyms: amorous, romantic
Usage: She showed her friends the stack of old love letters and read the

USA TODAY: NASA video shows the ‘dark side’ of the moon


From USA TODAY

NASA video shows the ‘dark side’ of the moon

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USA TODAY: Pilots recall Brian Williams incident


From USA TODAY

Pilots recall Brian Williams incident

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USA TODAY: Where’s the Obama library going?


From USA TODAY

Where’s the Obama library going?

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From NPR News


Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer http://n.pr/1xlJyui

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From CNN : The Miss Universe winner is …


The Miss Universe winner is …
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/26/entertainment/feat-miss-universe-winner/index.html

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From CNN : Grammys 2015: 6 standout moments


Grammys 2015: 6 standout moments
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/09/entertainment/feat-grammys-2015-wrap-sam-smith-kanye/index.html

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From CNN : Grammys 2015: The winners list


Grammys 2015: The winners list
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/08/entertainment/grammys-2015-winners-list-thr/index.html

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Abide with me Hymn, Henry Francis Lyte


Abide With Me Hymn – Gods Country

From CNN : Strike kills ISIS member, ex-Gitmo detainee


Strike kills ISIS member, ex-Gitmo detainee
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/09/world/afghanistan-violence/index.html

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From France 24


Iraq to launch major ground offensive against IS group

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Argentine experts question Mexico missing students probe

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Putin heads to Egypt to build ties with Sisi government

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‘Boyhood’ scoops top prize at British film awards

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From France 24


‘Boyhood’ scoops top prize at British film awards

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From France 24 :


Masked gunmen fire at police in French city of Marseille

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From BBC : Drone ‘kills Afghan IS commander’


Drone ‘kills Afghan IS commander’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31290147

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Words of wisdom.


There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
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Words of wisdom.


Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
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