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July 16, 2014
★~Today’s Quote: Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ―Dalai Lama
★~ Corn Fritter Day:
Traditional corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter—a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. These treats can be eaten alone, served as a side, or enjoyed with a topping like syrup, powdered sugar, or jam.
Although corn fritters originated in the South, many other cultures have come up with similar dishes. For example, in Asia “pakoras” are a popular snack. This dish is made with vegetables dipped in batter that are then deep-fried.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1935 – The first automatic parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, OK. You could drive up and park for only a nickel, in places where parking used to be free.
♥~ 1941 – Yankees slugger Joe di Maggio got three hits in four times at bat against the Cleveland Indians on July 16th, 1941, extending his record hitting streak to 56 games. The streak would end the next day in Cleveland.
♥~ 1950 – The largest crowd in sporting history — 199,854 — watched the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated Brazil.
♥~1969 – Ohio native Neil Armstrong would become the first man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft when it lifted off in a ball of fire from the Kennedy Space Center on this day in 1969.
♥~ 2003 – A drink sold at the Ritz Hotel in Paris was recognized as the most expensive commercially available cocktail in the world. Guinness World Records said “The Sidecar” cost $440.88 a glass. It contained Champagne Cognac that survived the 1870 siege of Paris and two World Wars and had been inside the hotel for over a hundred years. In the 1920s, the Sidecar sold for $1.73.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1907 – Barbara Stanwyck (Ruby Stevens): Nominated for Best Actress by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences four times out of her 82 films. Her Oscar nominations were for her roles as Stella Dallas in Stella Dallas (1937), Sugarpuss O’Shea in Ball of Fire (1941), Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944), and Leona Stevenson in Sorry Wrong Number (1948). Her first Emmy was in 1960-61 for her lead role in The Barbara Stanwyck Show. She received another Emmy for her Big Valley performances in 1965-66 and one for The Thorn Birds in 1983. Her popularity increased over the years as did her pay check. In 1944, Ms. Stanwyck was listed by the government as the highest paid woman in the U.S., at $400,000 per year.
♥~ 1911 – Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath) Academy Award-winning actress: Kitty Foyle ; dancer with Fred Astaire in many musicals; appeared in over 70 films in 60 years; died Apr 25, 1995
♥~ 1968 – Will Ferrell comedian, actor: Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Suburbans, The Ladies Man, The Andy Dick Show, The Ladies Man, Zoolander, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry:
El Morno friend Cynthia shared this picture with me yesterday. It made my day. . .
Did you get it?????
It’s a corn fritter type of day. It’s chilly in Chicago for July. . Yesterday was only 72 and the expected high today is 76. I love it. But I feel sorry for those that want to swim and tan and are wrapped up in a hoodie instead. I’m not sure what the day will bring. We are still busy working in the basement. Camp is tail wagging busy. Cousin Carla is arriving next week so we have to get ready for her visit. What are you up too?
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