Monday, April 9, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Sunday, April 8, 2007

bottle of water (16.9 fl.oz.)
chocolate covered donut
can of pepsi lime (12 fl.oz.)
2 chicken/cheese/mustard sandwiches
can of pepsi (12 fl.oz.)
sm bottle of water (1/2 pint)
2 snicker bar cookies
1/4 pack of cigarettes

Saturday, April 7, 2007

lg coffee
bag of cheez-it crackers (net wt. 1.1 oz.)
bag of gold fish crackers (net wt. 1.3 oz.)
2 pretzels (plain)
raspberry cereal bar
2 snickers cookies
oatmeal/raisin cereal bar (net wt. 1.23 oz.)
bottle of water (20 fl.oz.)
turkey/cheese sandwich
chicken/cheese sandwich
bag of potato chips (net wt. 1.2 oz.)
bag of fritos (net wt. 1 oz.)
1/2 pack of cigarettes

Word Of The Day

abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:

1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

1. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
2. Arranged alphabetically.
3. Rudimentary; elementary.

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Today In History:

April 9

1833 - Peterborough, NH opened the first municipally supported public library.

1872 - S.R. Percy of New York City received a patent for dried milk.

1905 - The first aerial ferry bridge went into operation -- in Duluth, Minnesota.

1912 - The Boston Red Sox defeated Harvard 2-0 on this, the day that Fenway Park was opened for the first time. Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice, Roger Clemens, and Babe Ruth played ball at Fenway and faced the ‘Green Monster’, the huge wall in left field. Until the Humane Society ordered him to stop, Ted Williams used to take rifle shots at the many pigeons that flew around the stadium. In 1954, a ball thrown to stop a player from making a double out of a single, hit a pigeon in flight. Allegedly, the bird fell to the ground, got up and then flew away to safer territory. The ball deflected right to the second baseman, who put the tag on the runner.

1928 - Mae West made her glamorous debut on Broadway in the classic production of Diamond Lil.

1940 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra, along with singer Helen O’Connell, recorded Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga for Decca Records.

1947 - Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers announced the purchase of the baseball contract that would bring slugger Jackie Roosevelt Robinson to the Dodgers from Montreal.

1950 - Bob Hope hosted a Star-Spangled Review on NBC-TV. Hope became the highest-paid performer for a single show on TV. The Star-Spangled Review was a musical special.

1953 - Cincinnati baseball officials said that the National League team wanted to be known as the Redlegs and not the Reds. This was understandable, with the McCarthy Hearings bringing to light the alleged infiltration of Communist reds in the United States in government, politics and entertainment.

1962 - President John F. Kennedy opened the Washington Senators’ baseball season by throwing out the first ball at the new D.C. Stadium (later to be known as Robert F. Kennedy Stadium [RFK]). The original Senators had left Washington for Minnesota in 1961. As part of the agreement to allow the Senators to move, an expansion team had to be granted to DC. The expansion Washington Senators moved to Texas and became the Rangers. The owner who moved the expansion team to Texas was Bob Short, a businessman from Minnesota. Short once ran for the Senate in Minnesota.

1965 - TIME magazine featured a cover with the entire Peanuts gang on this day. It was a good day for Charlie Brown.

1965 - Major-league baseball played its first indoor game. President Lyndon B. Johnson attended the opening of the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The indoor stadium was termed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.

1973 - Tommy Aaron became the second native son from Georgia to win the Masters golf title at Augusta. The first Georgian to accomplish the feat was Claude Harmon in 1948.

1977 - The Swedish pop group Abba made its debut at number one on the American pop charts, as Dancing Queen became the most popular record in the U.S.

1985 - Tom Seaver broke a major-league baseball record (held by Walter Johnson) as he started his 15th opening-day game. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. With the win, ‘Tom Terrific’ extended his opening day record to 7-1. He had thrown openers for the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox.

1988 - Singer Brook Benton died in New York of bacterial meningitis. He was 56. We remember Benton for many hits. Among them: It’s Just a Matter of Time, So Many Ways, Endlessly, Rainy Night in Georgia, and Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) (w/Dinah Washington).

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