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  • #845927

    CatWScotia
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    Just avoid green wallpaper – you should be safe! I think it was arsenic that was in the colouring, and then anybody who was in the room and breathed now and again would inhale the stuff.

    Of course – it’s not impossible that the decorator had been given special instructions . . .

    😯

    #845962

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-12-16 – More fun for History Buffs:

    1861 The Civil War begins

    Crime

    1633 Galileo is convicted of heresy

    General Interest

    1864 The Fort Pillow Massacre
    1945 President Roosevelt dies
    1961 First man in space
    1981 First launching of the space shuttle

    Hollywood
    1914 First movie “palace” opens
    movie palace

    Music
    1954 Bill Haley and the Comets record “Rock Around The Clock”

    #846009

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-13-16:
    Purrday Artist of the Day

    Born today in 1886 artist Nicolae Tonitza.
    purrday artist
    🙂

    #846051

    Jeankit
    Participant

    April 14 – Today in History:
    Civil War
    1865
    President Lincoln is shot »

    John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln »

    General Interest
    1912
    RMS Titanic hits iceberg »

    Hollywood
    1969
    Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie for Best Actress Oscar »
    streisand hepburn tie oscar
    Literary
    1818
    Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language is printed »
    Webster Dictionary
    Music
    1935
    Country legend Loretta Lynn is born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky »

    #846088

    Jeankit
    Participant

    It’s Friday 04-15-16:
    General Interest
    1865
    President Lincoln dies »
    1912
    Titanic sinks »
    1998
    Pol Pot dies »
    2013
    Three people killed, hundreds injured in Boston Marathon bombing »
    boston marathon 2013
    Hollywood
    1990
    Greta Garbo dies »
    greta garbo
    Literary
    1940
    English author and politician Jeffrey Archer is born »

    Music
    1894
    Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee »
    bessie smith
    Old West
    1912
    Molly Brown avoids sinking with the Titanic »
    molly brown

    Presidential
    1865
    Lincoln is pronounced dead »

    Sports
    1947
    Jackie Robinson breaks major league color barrier »

    Vietnam War
    1967
    Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco »

    #846192

    pussigato
    Participant

    American actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco in a spectacular ceremony on this day in 1956. Princess Grace née Kelly debuted on Broadway in 1949. She won her an Oscar in 1954 for her performance in The Country Girl. While filming To Catch a Thief (1955) in the French Riviera, Kelly met Prince Rainier of Monaco. It wasn’t love at first sight for Kelly, but the prince initiated a long correspondence, which led to their marriage in 1956. Afterward, she became Princess Grace of Monaco and retired from acting. She had three children and occasionally narrated documentaries.

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    #846227

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today 4-19 in History:

    General Interest
    1861
    First blood in the Civil War »
    1943
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins »
    rock of remembrance
    Rock of Remembrance
    warsaw uprising plaque
    :/ NEVER AGAIN!
    1993
    Branch Davidian compound burns »
    1995
    Truck bomb explodes in Oklahoma City »

    Hollywood
    2002
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding released »
    BFGreekWedding
    Blast from the Past! 😉
    Literary
    1824
    Lord Byron dies in Greece »

    Music
    1975
    The Captain and Tennille bring wedded bliss to the pop charts with their first hit record »

    Old West
    1876
    Wyatt Earp dropped from Wichita police force »

    Presidential
    1809
    Jefferson sells servant to Madison »

    Sports
    1897
    First Boston Marathon run »

    Vietnam War
    1967
    Air Force pilot cited for bravery »
    1971
    Vietnam Veterans Against the War demonstrate »

    World War I
    1919
    Discussion of Italian claims begins at Paris peace conference »

    World War II
    1943
    Warsaw ghetto uprising put down »
    UPRISING PLQ

    DESCRIPTION
    Help History to Remember – Never to be Repeated!

    #846262

    pussigato
    Participant

    Today will be a happy laid back toking good time in Denver!

    In Denver with over a year of legal recreational marijuana sales under its belt, 4/20 — the calendar equivalent to 4:20 p.m., the time pot smokers would historically toke up — does speak for itself.

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    Dude, what the…

    #846265

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Hmm….Hi…High – gettin’ high in CO.
    Sorry, not my thing but whatever works for ya! 😉

    Today 4-20-16 in History:
    1689
    Siege of Londonderry begins »
    1871
    Ku Klux Act passed by Congress »
    1902
    Curies isolate radium »
    1999
    Columbine High School massacre »

    Hollywood
    1926
    New sound process for films announced »
    sound for movies
    Literary
    1841
    First detective story is published »

    Music
    1923
    “Mambo King” Tito Puente is born »
    Mambo King
    Old West
    1914
    Militia slaughters strikers at Ludlow, Colorado »

    Presidential
    1898
    McKinley asks for declaration of war with Spain »

    Sports
    1986
    Jordan scores 63 points in playoff game »

    Vietnam War
    1970
    Nixon announces more troop withdrawals »
    1971
    “Fragging” on the rise in U.S. units »

    World War I
    1917
    Nivelle Offensive ends in failure »

    World War II
    1945
    Operation Corncob is launched while Hitler celebrates his birthday »

    #846266

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    “Oh to be in Denver, now that April’s here” … *Sniffs deeply*
    I only ever inhaled, really-really!
    Yet each morning I arise wondering if today be the day that PM Justin follows thru on election campaign promise to legalize the weed. *Sigh*
    A little virtual gift for lucky you, PG! *wink*
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    #846308

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-21 TODAY IN HISTORY:
    ROME WAS FOUNDED
    According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Actually, the Romulus and Remus myth originated sometime in the fourth century B.C., and the exact date of Rome’s founding was set by the Roman scholar Marcus Terentius Varro in the first century B.C.
    ____________
    PRINCE PASSED
    PRINCE DIED AGE 58
    Today’s History in Making: Iconic Music Legend Prince has died at age 57.

    #846309

    pussigato
    Participant

    I am shocked that Prince passed away. He’s a tremendous influence in the music world and I will miss him.

    #846311

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Prince died? Noooooo! Icon for sure. 🙁

    #846358

    Jeankit
    Participant

    This Week’s Purrdays!
    4-20
    “Do I dream predominantly about fashion? No. I dream much more about cats.”

    Happy Birthday model and magazine “creative director” Grace Coddington. Coddington is seventy-five today.

    fashion model bday

    4-22
    Born today in 1878 actress Kitty Gordon.
    kitty gordon

    #846498

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-25-16:
    Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1920 artist Paul Wonner.

    Below: Wonner painting “Room with Curved Window, Cat and Bird” (2000).

    artist of day

    #846546

    Jeankit
    Participant

    04-26:
    1954
    Polio vaccine trials begin

    Polio Vaccine
    On this day in 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8 million children, begin at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the now-standard double-blind method, whereby neither the patient nor attending doctor knew if the inoculation was the vaccine or a placebo.

    General Interest
    1937
    Nazis test Luftwaffe on Guernica »
    1986
    Nuclear disaster at Chernobyl »

    Hollywood
    1986
    Maria Shriver marries Arnold Schwarzenegger »

    Literary
    1888
    Anita Loos is born »

    Music
    1977
    Studio 54 opens »
    2013
    Country music star George Jones dies »

    Old West
    1798
    James Beckwourth is born »

    Sports
    1918
    Olympic track star Fanny Blankers-Koen is born »

    #846557

    Jeankit
    Participant

    ” …my kitten at home is the only flying cat in the world.”

    Born today in 1868 aviator John Bevins Moisant.
    Below: In 1910 Moisant flew the first flight with a passenger across the English Channel. On board the plane were Albert Fileux, his mechanic, and his cat, Mademoiselle Fifi.
    JB Moisant & kitten
    Happy Purrday Today!

    #846595

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today in History 4/27:
    On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

    creation of universe

    1963 High school freshman Little Peggy March earns a #1 hit with “I Will Follow Him”

    🙂

    #846621

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    “You know, if I didn’t have these 37 cats and three dogs, I think I would have been compulsive.”
    Born today in 1937 actress Sandy Dennis.
    😀

    Sandy Dennis

    smooch

    pawsome sandy & kit

    #846821

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to Pawsome Pete Seeger:
    “So, are you going to practice today?” asks my inner mom.
    “Well, sure. But I’ve got one more phone call to make. The dishes are dirty. I have to feed the cat.”

    Born today in 1919 singer, musician and activist Pete Seeger.

    Pete Seeger

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