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Thursday, December 22, 2005

This is the shortest day of the year, folks, it only gets better...........

winter solstice The word winter comes from an old Germanic word that means "time of water" and refers to the rain and snow - as well as low temperatures - of the season in middle and high latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is commonly regarded as extending from the winter solstice (the year's... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

1937 - Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was shown in Los Angeles; it was the first full-length animated talking picture. In 1937, Walt Disney premiered the animated cartoon feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Even though it was based on the Grimm brothers' tale, Disney... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

On this day in history, December 20........................................

Fact of the Day: New Orleans In 1803, on this day, the city of New Orleans flew the American flag for the first time. This act signaled a transfer of ownership as the Louisiana Territory was handed over to the United States, which had purchased it from France. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 19, 2005

On this day in 1843, a Christmas tradition was born........................

Fact of the Day: A Christmas Carol On this day in 1843, a Christmas tradition was born. Tiny Tim and Bob Crachit came to life when Charles Dickens published the tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge's Christmas epiphany A Christmas Carol. The story was partially based on Dickens' personal experience and it... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

December 18, 2005. On this day in.........................................

1915 - President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith Bolling Galt at her Washington home. Dictionary.com Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

December 17, 2005, my daughter's, my sister's birthday

On this date in.................................................... 1969 - An estimated 50 million TV viewers watched singer Tiny Tim marry his fiancee, Miss Vicky, on NBC 's " Tonight Show." dictionary.com Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

CNN Map Marks France's Flashpoints: "you took your life as lovers often do"

I cannot rejoice in the conflagration enveloping France at this time. Yes, we all were anti-French everything following their refusal to support us in the run-up to the Iraq War. But I stated then as I do today, we have been in marriage counseling with France for fifty years, and nothing has... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

U.S.History -- World War 2. Easy Question...............................

The war in Europe was raging, the Battle for Britain was raging, The United States was gearing up for war. Hitler had Europe in a stranglehold. Suddenly, he shifted strategies and attacked Russia, Today's question: Why? Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

U.S. History -- World War 2 in Europe -- EZ Question..................

What is the word in German that means "living space"? It was Hitler's excuse for attacking Austria and Poland. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 8, 2005

U.S. History WW2 Pacific Answer & New Question: WW2 Europe

Question: 1. Was the bombing of Hiroshima the single-greatest loss of life in the 2nd World War? 2. Was it necessary? posted by kingmi at 7:43 PM Comments (1) ( permalink ) Answer -- Hiroshima was not the worst single-day loss of life in military history. The Tokyo fire raid on the night of March... Sign in to see full entry.

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