Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Genealogy SHORTIE TIP: Dig DeepeRRRRR

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“History – it’s who we are; Genealogy – it’s who I am” sg



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Henry III

1236

Henry III marries Eleanor of Provence.
1526

Francis of France, held captive by Charles V for a year, signs the Treaty of Madrid, giving up most of his claims in France and Italy.
1797

Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrians at Rivoli in northern Italy.
1858

Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie escape unhurt after an Italian assassin throws a bomb at their carriage as they travel to the Paris Opera.
1864

Confederate President Jefferson Davis writes to General Joseph E. Johnson, observing that troops may need to be sent to Alabama or Mississippi.
1911

The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company.
1915

The French abandon five miles of trenches to the Germans near Soissons.
1916

British authorities seize German attaché Franz von Papen's financial records confirming espionage activities in the U.S.
1917

A Provisional Parliament is established in Poland.
1920

Berlin is placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rush the Reichstag; 42 are dead and 105 are wounded.
1942

President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.
1943

Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles DeGaulle meet at Casablanca to discuss the direction of the war.
1943

Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.
1969

A blast on the U.S. carrier Enterprise in the Pacific results in 24 dead and 85 injured.
1980

The United Nations votes 104-18 to deplore the Soviet aggression in Afghanistan.
2000

UN tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to prison for up to 25 years; they were charged with killing some 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village in 1993.
2004

The Republic of Georgia restores the "five cross flag" as its national flag after some 500 years of disuse.
2005

Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
2010

Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda terrorist group.
2011

Zine El Abinine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime.

William Whipple

1730

William Whipple, signatory of Declaration of Independence.
1741

Benedict Arnold, American colonial General turned traitor.
1875

Dr. Albert Schweitzer, French theologian who set up a native hospital in French Equatorial Africa in 1913.
1919

Andy Rooney, American humorist, author and television personality (60 Minutes).
1940

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and Georgia state senator.
1944

Nina Totenberg, journalist; legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio.
1947

Taylor Branch, author, historian; best known for his America in the King Years trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
1948

T Bone Burnett (Joseph Henry Burnett), musician, songwriter, Grammy-winning producer (O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack).
1952

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist, author; won Pulitzer Prize for her series on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration.
1968

LL Cool J (James Todd Smith), influential rapper ("I'm Bad"); actor (NCIS: Los Angeles TV series).

intransigent

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-TRAN-si-jent)

MEANING:
adjective: Unwilling to compromise, especially from an extreme position.
noun: One who refuses to compromise.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Spanish/French, from Latin in- (not) + transigere (to settle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw), which is also the fount of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador. Earliest documented use: 1879.

USAGE:
"Both remain intransigent in their respective positions without any real effort to negotiate in a democratic spirit."
People Expect Democratic Practice from Two Top Parties; Financial Express (Bangladesh); Dec 26, 2013.

Quote for the Day
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)



Today’s Recipe
Soups for Cold Winter Days


Recipe by
"My body craves this soup whenever I have a cold, but its good anytime. Due to the garlic, however, it might be a good idea to be sure that everyone around you eats it, too!"

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 quarts water
4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
1/2 head cabbage, cored and coarsely
chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed
tomatoes, drained and diced
Directions:
1.
In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes.
2.
Stir in water, bouillon, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then stir in cabbage. Simmer until cabbage wilts, about 10 minutes.
3.
Stir in tomatoes. Return to a boil, then simmer 15 to 30 minutes, stirring often.


ENJOY!


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