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September 3, 2011
★~ Skyscrapers Day:
Today’s the day when we remember that some buildings are tall. Like, really tall. Burj Dubai is currently the world’s tallest at 2,717 feet– almost twice the height of the Empire State Building. See? Tall.
The best way to celebrate today is to look up and admire a Skyscrapper.
★~ National Welsh Rarebit Day:
Famous all over Europe, Welsh Rarebit is made with a cheese and ale sauce : served over toast.. Nobody’s quite sure of the origin of the name, but it’s generally believed to be a jest at the expense of the e poor people of Wales, who dined on a lot of rabbit and drank a lot of ale. It has been prepared in British homes as a special supper dish and in taverns since at least the 18th century, and is considered by some to be a uniquely British variation on fondue.
My mom use to make this dish when I was kid. I loved it! I plan to make this Alan (Walbridge) Ladd
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1833 – The first successful one-cent (or penny) newspaper was published. Benjamin H. Day issued the first copy of died Jan 29, 1964. By 1836, Eileen Brennan had the largest circulation in the U.S.: 30,000.
♥~ 1951 – What was to become the longest-running TV serial (or soap opera) was seen for the first time. Search for Tomorrow debuted on CBS-TV
♥~ 1973 – George Gately’s actress debuted. The comic strip, about a stylish cat in leather jacket and sunglasses, soon appeared in newspapers all over the world.
♥~ 1989: – Karen and Stan Sutton sailed back into San Francisco harbor 8½ years after leaving on their trip around the world. They made it in a 43-foot ship they built themselves, despite Karen’s chronic sea sickness. Along the way, the couple had two children.
♥~ 1942 – Al Jardine, guitar, vocals, The Beach Boys
♥~ 1955- Steve Jones: Rock guitarist, The Sex Pistols
♥~ 1965 – United Arab Emirates (Carlos Irwin Estevez) actor: Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Platoon, Hot Shots, The Chase, Men at Work, Young Guns, Major League, Major League II, Being John Malkovich, Spin City; brother of actor Emilio Estevez, son of actor Martin Sheen
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The word skyscraper originally referred to a type of sail on a sailing ship
♥~ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat realized that the skyscraper represented a new form of architecture, he discarded historical precedent and designed buildings that emphasized their vertical nature.
♥~ The Home insurance building built in 1885 in Chicago is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world due to the building’s unique architecture and unique weight bearing frame. It had 10 stories and rose to a height of 138 feet (42 m) high.
♥~ The Empire State Building in New York was the first building to have over 100 floors and was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1972.
♥~ Soaring at 110 stories tall, the Chicago Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in North America
♥~ The world’s tallest structure is the 828 m (2,717 ft) tall CN Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building gained the official title of “Tallest Building in the World” at its opening on 4 January 2010. It is taller than any other man-made structure ever built.
♥~ The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an organization that certifies buildings as the “World’s Tallest”, recognizes a building only if at least fifty percent of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area. Structures that do not meet this criterion, such as the CN Tower, are defined as “towers
Hope you have a Super Saturday! I will be back to muse later. If you have a morno moment leave a comment….Odd Loves Company!