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Today is - World Sauntering Day
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|240 BC||Eratosthenes estimates the circumference of Earth using two sticks.|
|1778||General George Washington‘s troops finally leave Valley Forge after a winter of training.|
|1821||The Ottomans defeat the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani.|
|1846||The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey.|
|1861||Virginians, in what will soon be West Virginia, elect Francis Pierpont as their provisional governor.|
|1862||Lincoln outlines his Emancipation Proclamation. News of the document reaches the South.|
|1864||The USS Kearsarge sinks the CSS Alabama off of Cherbourg, France.|
|1867||Mexican Emperor Maximilian is executed.|
|1885||The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City from France.|
|1903||The young school teacher, Benito Mussolini, is placed under investigation by police in Bern, Switzerland.|
|1919||Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish National Congress at Ankara and denounces the Treaty of Versailles.|
|1933||France grants Leon Trotsky political asylum.|
|1934||The National Archives and Records Administration is established.|
|1937||The town of Bilbao, Spain, falls to the Nationalist forces.|
|1942||Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington D.C. to discuss the invasion of North Africa with President Franklin Roosevelt.|
|1944||U.S. Navy carrier-based planes shatter the remaining Japanese carrier forces in the Battle of the Marianas.|
|1951||President Harry S. Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends Selective Service until July 1, 1955 and lowers the draft age to 18.|
|1958||Nine entertainers refuse to answer a congressional committee’s questions on communism.|
|1961||Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain.|
|1963||Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman in space.|
|1965||Air Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky becomes South Vietnam’s youngest premier at age 34.|
|1968||Over 50,000 people march on Washington, D.C. to support the Poor People’s Campaign.|
|1973||The Case-Church Amendment prevents further U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.|
|1987||The U.S. Supreme Court voids the Louisiana law requiring schools to teach creationism.|
|1995||The Richmond Virginia Planning Commission approves plans to place a memorial statue of tennis professional Arthur Ashe.|
A maze of islets intersected by strikingly attractive canals covers a third of the marais, known as the wet marsh. Duckweed often covers the surface of the water which is how the place got its sobriquet. The place oozes peace. If you want tranquility, here you have it. Yet it was not always so.Marais Poitevin was engineered to be more stable and habitable in the 11th century, and is picture-perfect today. See lots of those pictures at Kuriositas.
Many paths were cleared across the land during the Roman period and it was settled by the Picton tribe who also gave their name to the nearby city of Poitiers. Later centuries would see raids by the Vikings, which forced the local population deeper in to the wildest areas of the marsh where they subsisted, living the life of hunter-gatherers in to medieval times. Yet almost each year their huts would be flooded by rising waters.
Never Use the Same Password on Different AccountsThat's just the beginning of the list of tips for safeguarding your credit card accounts you'll find at SheBudgets.
Upon waking up a few weeks ago to see that someone decided to take it upon themselves to break into my PayPal account and transfer $3000 from my bank account to PayPal, I was furious. Thankfully, they didn’t realize there is a processing period and I was able to fix the issue before the funds were deposited and anyone was able to steal them. But I had to change all my passwords to just about everything, because I always used the same password for all accounts (oh, don’t judge me. I have four kids. I need easy to remember stuff). My husband was horrified when I told him my passwords were all the same, and I’m pretty sure he momentarily wondered why he married such an idiot.
If you’re looking for a chili dog in the ATL, the call of Varsity’s signature "What’ll ya have?" is too hard to resist. When it opened in 1928, Varsity was a small hot dog stand located near Georgia Tech University, perfect for college kids to pop in for a cheap bite. Today, it’s a sprawling restaurant that can accommodate 800 people inside and 600 cars, and the carhops still don paper caps while delivering Frosted Orange milkshakes and slaw dogs to the masses.Check out the list of the 50 best drive-in restaurants at Mental Floss and let us know your opinion on any you've patronized.
I was in one of the worst schools in the nation... one day a little 6 year old girl told me that she and her sisters were being sold to men every night for as long as they could remember. I think something broke inside me that day. When I went to the principal to discuss a course of action (calling police, DFACS, etc.) she said she wanted me to keep my mouth shut. She was tired of her school "looking bad".Another heartbreaking story:
Edit: because so many people are asking, I immediately called the police and DFACS. The principal was later arrested on drug charges. But I had already quit at that point.
I had a 6-year old pull a knife on me while screaming "I will kill you". This was the culmination of a lot of various incidents with the same kid. What was most infuriating was the parents claiming they had the sweetest little boy and that we (the school) must be liars for saying otherwise. Eventually he was transferred to a special school after we filed a report on the various incidents.You can read all the rest of the stories here.