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FYI January 01, 2017

 

On this day:

45 BC – The Julian calendar takes effect as the civil calendar of the Roman Empire, establishing January 1 as the new date of the new year.

 

1772 – The first traveler’s cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London, England.

 

1773 – The hymn that became known as “Amazing Grace”, then titled “1 Chronicles 17:16–17” is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, England.

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1847 – The world’s first “Mercy” Hospital is founded in Pittsburgh by the Sisters of Mercy; the name will go on to grace over 30 major hospitals throughout the world.

 

1863 – American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.

 

Born on this day:

1884 – Chikuhei Nakajima, Japanese lieutenant, engineer, and politician, founded Nakajima Aircraft Company (d. 1949)

 

1888 – John Garand, Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand rifle (d. 1974)

 

1900 – Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1990)

 

1918 – Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

 

1943 – Tony Knowles, American soldier and politician, 7th Governor of Alaska

 

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Phoenix-Based Comic Con Now Makes People Pay To Be Volunteers [Updated]

 

Stephanie Queen Year Recipe!

 

 

Videos December 31, 2016

Excellent!  Thank you Lt. Col. Ed Lynch .

 

 

 

 

 

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Videos December 30, 2016

Stef Schrader: Watching Grown Men Eat It On Barbie Jeeps Never Gets Old

 

 

 

FYI December 30, 2016

Bacon Day

 

NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Baking Soda day is observed annually each year on December 30th.
According to Almanac.com, here are a few of the many uses for baking soda:
Add baking soda to your bath water to relieve sunburned or itchy skin.
Make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to a burn or an insect bite for relief.
Clean your refrigerator with a solution of one teaspoon baking soda to one quart of warm water.
Pour a cup of baking soda into the opening of your clogged drain and then add a cup of hot vinegar. After a few minutes, flush the drain with a quart of boiling water.
To remove perspiration stains, make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rub paste into the stain, let it sit for an hour and then launder as usual.
If you crave sweets, rinse your mouth with one-teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of warm water. Don’t swallow the mixture; spit it out. Your craving should disappear instantly.
Add a pinch of baking soda to boiled syrup to prevent it from crystallizing.
To remove pesticides, dirt, and wax from fresh fruits and vegetables, wash them in a large bowl of cool water to which you’ve added two to three tablespoons of baking soda.
Soak toothbrushes in baking soda and warm water overnight to clean bristles.
Gasoline and oil odors can be removed by putting clothes in a trash bag with baking soda for a few days before washing them.
Lay down a barrier of baking soda under sink pipe openings and along basement windows to keep carpenter ants, silverfish, and roaches from invading. Roaches eat the baking soda, dehydrate, and die.
A light baking soda paste on a damp cloth will remove bugs and tar from cars without damaging the paint. Let the paste sit for a few minutes before wiping and rinsing clean.
To remove stains from your coffee and tea cups, wipe them with a damp sponge dipped in baking soda paste.
Keep your rubber gloves dry and smelling good by sprinkling baking soda inside them. They’ll slip on more easily too!
Sprinkling baking soda on your front steps will provide traction and melt the ice. Unlike rock salt, kitty litter, or sand, it won’t damage outdoor or indoor surfaces or shoes.
Boil two inches of water in a pan with a burned bottom, turn off the heat, then add half a cup of baking soda. Let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be easy to clean.
Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda on the bottom of your toaster oven to eliminate the burned smell from drippings and crumbs.
A paste of baking soda removes red sauce stains from plastic.

 

On this day:

1896 – Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5.

 

1922 – The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.

 

Born on this day:

1928 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

 

1934 – John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist and astronomer, co-developed the Hubble Space Telescope (d. 2005)

 

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

 

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2012)

 

1946 – Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and poet

 

1954 – Barry Greenstein, American poker player and philanthropist

 

 

 

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Casey Chan: A Look Back at the Movies and TV Shows of 2016 [NSFW]

 

Michael Nunez: What 2016 Would Look Like as a Horror Film

 

Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post: To reset the conversation about race, college course starts with a DNA test

 

Megan Reynolds: NY Chair Carl Paladino Told to ‘Resign Immediately’ Following Very Racist Comments About Obama

 

Aimée Lutkin: Tech Companies Are Courting the Same Handful Of Women to Be On Their Boards

 

Aimée Lutkin: This Couple Ruined Everyone’s Flight With Their Brawl

 

Megan Reynolds: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Faces Lawsuit for Causing Facial Irritation

FYI December 29, 2016

NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY
Pepper Pot is a thick stew of beef tripe, vegetables, pepper and other seasonings. The origins of the stew are steeped in legend, with one story attributing the dish to Christopher Ludwick, baker general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. According to this story, during the harsh winter of 1777–1778 farmers near Valley Forge sold food to the British rather than accepting the weak continental currency. The Continental Army survived on soup made of tripe, vegetables, and whatever else they could find.

 

On this day:

1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.

 

1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.

 

1939 – First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.

 

 

Born on this day:

1766 – Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)

 

1943 – Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)

 

1947 – Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)

 

1952 – Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer

 

 

 

 

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Ronnie Cohen, Reuters: After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell, study indicates

 

David Nield: 11 Amazon Prime Benefits You Might Not Know About

 

David Nield: What’s Better: Netflix or Amazon Prime Video?

 

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Videos December 26, 2016

 

Jay surprises a Veteran, U.S. Army Private First Class Stephanie Morris

 

 

Videos December 25, 2016

Special Promo:  Able to view this video for free until 12/27/2016.  After that, it is pay-for-view through Amazon Prime.

 

 

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