Wednesday, February 20, 2013
What have you got planned for the day?
Welcome to Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013! Here are some interesting things to talk about that happened today. 1. On this date in 1792, President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department. 2. Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake had its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on Feb. 20, 1877. 3. Famous Birthdays: American socialite Gloria Vanderbilt is 89; Actor Sidney Poitier is 86; U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is 71; socialite Ivana Trump is 64; model Cindy Crawford is 47 and Barbadian singer Rihanna is 26. 4. The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 39 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be …
Monday, February 4, 2013
What will you do/see/think about today?
Welcome to Monday, Feb. 4, 2013! Here are some interesting facts about today: 1. On this day in 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College. He served two terms and left office of his own accord, an act that compelled Britain's King George to call Washington the greatest man in the world. 2. Got an addiction to "liking" things? On Feb. 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. 3. Famous birthdays: Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 66, American musician Alice Cooper is 65 and Mexican-American boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 40. 4. The weather today will be cloudy with a high of 36, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be snowy (60 percent chance) …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Impress co-workers with your uncanny mind for trivia by reading this article!
Welcome to Jan. 8, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today: Have a great day!
Monday, August 27, 2012
The iconic work of art will be on display through Sept. 3.
The iconic Arnold Friberg painting “Prayer at Valley Forge” will leave the Mount Vernon Estate after Labor Day weekend. Considered by many to be the artist's most famous work, the painting has been on display at the estate since 2008. Friberg spent two years creating the lifelike painting depicting General Washington praying in the snow while the Continental Army winters at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania during 1777 and 1778. His extensive research included personally experiencing winter at Valley Forge. He created the painting in 1975, in time to commemorate the United States’ bicentennial celebration. Visitors can see "Prayer at Valley Forge" through September 3 in the lobby of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mt. …