Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ABCs: Alliteration, Babies and popCorn . . .

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Alliteration

Using the first letter of your middle name: Write as many words as possible in 1 minute, that start with that letter, that describe you.

Able
Artistic
Affable
Angry
Abnormal
Absorbed
Addicted
Addlepated
Abrupt
Absurd
Agitated
Admiring
Adviser


January 19

Penguin Awareness Day


1937: Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles, California, to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours and 28 minutes, setting a new transcontinental flight speed record.

1943: Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was born in Ottawa where the Dutch royal family had sought refuge after the German occupation of Holland. In honour of her birth the flag of the Netherlands became the first foreign flag to fly from Ottawa’s Peace Tower.

1953: Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) gives birth to little Ricky. More viewers tuned in to watch that blessed event than the following day's inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1966: Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, becomes prime minister of India.

Dolly Parton, singer (1946)

Paul C├ęzanne, painter (1839)

Robert E. Lee, Confederate general (1807)

James Watt, inventor (1736). Scottish engineer and inventor who developed a separate condensing vessel for the steam engine. The watt and the kilowatt of power are named in his honour.

Janis Joplin, singer (1943)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809)

Popcorn Day

Feast day of Saint Henry of Uppsala, patron saint of Finland.





January 19, 1943 - Royalty - Princess Margriet born to Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands in a room in the Ottawa Civic Hospital declared to be Dutch territory. The Dutch royal family live in Ottawa as exiles during World War II; Juliana will become Queen of the Netherlands in 1948. Ottawa, Ontario.  http://canadachannel.ca/todayincanadianhistory/index.php/January_19