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July 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Sometimes Me Think, “What is Friend” and then me say, “Friend is someone to share the last cookie with” Cookie Monster.
★~ Sugar Cookie Day:
Delightfully buttery and simplistically sweet. All you need to make a batch of sugar cookies is flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of lemonade, pack them in your picnic lunch, or enjoy them on your patio and they won’t get all gooey. If you want to dress them up, you can add a few sprinkles and take them anywhere.
Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year, or 300 cookies for each person annually. Are you keeping up?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1872 – The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, ME.
♥~ 1878 – The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe of Washington, MO.
♥~ 1893 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery. at Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side.
♥~ 1956 – Dick Clark made his debut as host of Bandstand on Philadelphia TV station WFIL. He took over from Bob Horn, who had been charged with driving while intoxicated during a highly-publicized police crackdown. In 1957 the program was retitled American Bandstand and aired across the U.S. and Canada on ABC-TV. Clark hosted the show for 37 years.
♥~ 1968 – The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX. The game produced only eight hits over nine innings and no runs were batted in. Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants scored the only run on a single in the first inning. He moved to second on an errant pick-off play, went to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a double play. The National League beat the American League 1-0.
♥~ 1972 – Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France,
♥~ 1977 – Undercover Angel, by songwriter (turned pop singer) Alan O’Day, reached the top spot on the Billboard chart. It was not the first visit to the top of the pop music world for O’Day, though the million-seller would be his last as a singer. He wrote Angie Baby, a number one hit for Helen Reddy and the #3 hit, Rock And Roll Heaven, for The Righteous Broth
♥~ 1995 – The Grateful Dead played its last live show — at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1764 – Ann Radcliffe English novelist famous for her Gothic novels (fiction works especially popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries). Among her works are The Romance of the Forest, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
♥~ 1901 – Dame Barbara Cartland, romance novelist featuring virginal heroines: Jigsaw, Etiquette Handbook, The Herb for Happiness, Lights, Laughter and a Lady, The Passionate Pilgrim, Search for a Wife, Woman – The Enigma; authored 723 books, sold over 1 billion copies worldwide [in 36 languages]; advocate of feminine virtues and commanding men
♥~ 1945 – Dean Koontz, sold the first short story he ever wrote and then got 75 rejections before selling his next story. Now, he’s one of the most highly paid authors in the world — the sixth highest, to be exact, tied in that place with John Grisham at 25 million dollars of earnings per year. (The top five, in order: J. K. Rowling, James Patterson, Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Danielle Steel). Koontz’s books have sold 400 million copies. Eleven hardcovers and more than a dozen paperbacks have been No. 1 New York Times best-sellers.
♥~ 1956 – Tom (Thomas Jeffrey) Hanks Academy Award-winning actor: Forrest Gump , Philadelphia ; Apollo 13, Sleepless in Seattle, Big, Joe Versus the Volcano, Splash, The Money Pit, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away
♥~ 1957 – Kelly McGillis actress: Witness, The Accused, Top Gun
★~ Good to Know: I think you’ll find these videos amusing.
(now if only the dog food lived up to the clever advertising. One of the top recalled dog foods.)
Feeling much better today. I must have just fizzled after the 4 day holiday. I might set up a sprinkler for my pups today and see what kind of response I get, if it doesn’t rain. Did you like the video’s? I loved the cat one.
Seems a little sad that we only have one holiday to celebrate today, so be sure to give Sugar Cookie Day your best effort!
Wishing you a terrific Tuesday!
Odd Loves Company!