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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.

Today in History
May 28

585 BC   A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside of Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.
1805   Napoleon is crowned in Milan, Italy.
1830   Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.
1863   The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina.
1859   The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.
1871   The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.
1900   Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.
1940   Belgium surrenders to Germany.
1953   Melody, the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers.
1961   Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded.
Born on May 28
1759   William Pitt the Younger, prime minister of England (1783-1801).
1738   Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotine, French inventor of the execution device which bears his name.
1779   Thomas Moore, Irish poet.
1807   Jean Agassiz, naturalist and educator.
1818   P.G.T. Beauregard, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
1888   Jim Thorpe, American athlete.
1908   Ian Fleming, British novelist, created the character James Bond.
1910   T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist and singer.
1912   Patrick White, Australian writer (The Tree of Man, The Eye of the Storm).
1916   Walker Percy, writer (The Moviegoer, Love in the Ruins).
1918   Herb Shriner, radio humorist.
1919   May Swenson, poet.
1932   Stephen Birmingham, novelist and biographer.
1936   Fred Chappell, poet and novelist.
1940   Maeve Binchy, Irish writer (Circle of Friends, The Copper Beach).

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.c1m9F6e2.dpuf

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word: palaver (vorbe, vorbe!) (Si uite-asa s-a lasat seara si noi tot stam de palavre!)


palaver

Definition: (noun) Talk intended to charm or beguile.
Synonyms: blandishment, cajolery
Usage: Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose—but what could I do? Discuss.

today’s holiday: Polar Bear Swim Day (2015)


Polar Bear Swim Day (2015)

Since 1920, a group of hardy swimmers has celebrated New Year’s Day by plunging into the frigid waters of Vancouver’s English Bay. The custom has spread to the US, where chapters of the American Polar Bear Club have established themselves in a number of states known for their cold winter weather. In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, more than 300 daring swimmers brave the ice floes of Lake Michigan to take their New Year’s Day swim. The Sheboygan event has gradually expanded into a day-long festival, with a brat-fry, a costume contest, and live entertainment. More… Discuss

Polar Bear Swim New Years Day 2014 / Salt Spring Island, Canada

” Pastorales de Noël ” La vierge et l’enfant d’André JOLIVET Par Elles Trio: make music part of your life series -_- Happy Christmas from EUZICASA


” Pastorales de Noël ” La vierge et l’enfant d’André JOLIVET


Madrigal – Mos Craciun cu plete dalbe & Buna dimineata la Mos Ajun

Leonard Bernstein – Mozart Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) 1967: Great compositions/performances


Leonard Bernstein – Mozart Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) 1967

this pressed: A medical student develops an illness she has been studying – The Washington Post


A patient’s worst nightmare

The first two years of medical school, the preclinical years, teach students about disease in the abstract, as testable material. We detach ourselves from reality as we memorize a constellation of symptoms and treatments presented from a podium or a textbook. I have been guilty of occasionally forgetting that what I am studying may be a patient’s worst nightmare.

“We ask patients to take on risks in order to heal,” Cherie Fathy writes, “but we should never forget how overwhelming it is to hear those risks or to play those odds.” (Courtesy of Cherie Fathy)

As students on the wards, we see mere snapshots of our patients’ illnesses. We are there as patients receive a diagnosis in the clinic or a treatment in the hospital. What we don’t see is a patient at home deciding whether that lump is even worth checking on or a mother dreading when to tell her children what she has, or how to even begin telling them.

via A medical student develops an illness she has been studying – The Washington Post.

Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21: great compositions/performances


Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

today’s holiday: Opening of the Underground Caves Day


Opening of the Underground Caves Day

The end of World War II is marked annually by the people of Butaritari Island (northern islands of the independent republic of Kiribati). Each year, they open the caves that were built to shelter them during the war. Accompanied by a celebration, the event takes place on the anniversary of the day the caves initially were opened after the war ended in 1945. The event’s main activities take place in Ukiangang village on Butaritari Island, featuring singing, dancing, feasting, and indoor and outdoor games. More… Discuss

people and places: The Moana Hotel


The Moana Hotel

The Moana Hotel, also known as the “First Lady of Waikiki,” is a famous historic hotel on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Built at the urging of a wealthy Honolulu landowner, the Moana was the first hotel in Waikiki and its opening in 1901 marked the beginning of tourism there. Over the years, it has hosted numerous luminaries on its beachfront grounds. Today, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What unsolved murder mystery is associated with the Moana? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: African World Festival


African World Festival

The African World Festival is a cultural festival held annually on the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the African World Festival includes entertainment, arts, education, and cultural exhibits. Traditional African dancers and drummers perform, and musicians entertain audiences with various styles of African-influenced music. The African Family Village offers arts, crafts, games, spoken word performances, and music for families with children. More… Discuss

Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail


Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail

Let this story be a lesson to any would-be contraband smugglers—do not try to toss a football filled with heroin, marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and chargers over a prison fence unless you are certain you have the arm for it. A young man in Michigan is now behind bars and facing contraband charges after allegedly attempting this feat and failing, his football landing short between two fences at a state prison rather than in the inmates’ exercise yard. Not only did the boneheaded criminal fail to make his delivery, but he also attempted it in full view of one of the prison’s guards and was quickly apprehended. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival


Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival

Religious leaders in Bavaria sent a group of 15 Franconians to Michigan‘s Saginaw Valley in 1845 to set up a mission for the Indians. The settlement, known as Frankenmuth, retained its Bavarian roots and soon attracted other German immigrants. The Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival, held in June each year to celebrate the town’s German heritage, features a dance tent resembling a German biergarten with German dance bands and beverages, as well as farm tours, arts and crafts displays, a parade featuring the festival’s Bavarian Princess, and well-known entertainers of German origin. More… Discuss

Credinta, poetic thought by George-B


Credinta, poetic thought by George-B

Credinta nu-i oarba:
Ea are un ochi ascuns, inautrul fiintei
de vede tot ce va sa fie…
E doar un suspin, fara alinare,
Sau poate un respir putin prea scurt,
ce parca cere mai mult,
un cascat, un pic de aer mai mult…

credinta nu-i oarba:
precum un magnet nevazut,
un instinct indrumator,
un memento in DNA, cine stie cat de batran…
credinta nu-i oarba.

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Koch Brothers Exposed: The Chilling New Documentary Republicans Don’t Want You to See


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Koch Brothers Exposed: The Chilling New Documentary Republicans Don’t Want You to See

Published on May 21, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – There is a chilling new documentary about the billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, that some Republicans do not want you to see. On Monday, Republican Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan tried to block an event at the Capitol unveiling the film, “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition.” Miller claimed the documentary could violate House rules and “cross the line into partisan politics.” She unsuccessfully argued that showing the documentary was an inappropriate use of taxpayer-funded facilities. On Tuesday evening, the film event proceeded as planned. The updated documentary shows how the Koch brothers have used their vast fortunes to oppose government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security as well as obstruct efforts to raise the minimum wage, tackle climate change and expand voting rights. We are joined by the film’s director, Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films.

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FABULOUS COMPOSERS/COMPOSITIONS: 2013-03-10 Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonic Orchestra – Civic Family Experience II



0:00 An Outdoor OvertureAaron Copland
10:02 Bloom – Steven Bryant; 
19:08 – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.43, Finale – Jean Sibelius.

Music performed by the Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Thompson, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan, on March 10, 2013.

 

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DOES FACEBOOK BREED DISCONTENT?


Does Facebook Breed Discontent?

Facebook connects people all around the globe, but this may not be a good thing. It appears that, in helping us keep up with what is going on in the lives of friends and family, Facebook also stirs up negative feelings about our own lots in life. Researchers found that the more young people use Facebook, the lower their sense of well-being and satisfaction with life becomes. However, there is also a growing body of research showing that Facebook positively affects its users. The conflicting findings serve as a reminder that social networking technology is still relatively new and its effects are not yet fully understood. More… Discuss