Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Genealogy Humor




Genealogy tip for the day: Pinterest – Genealogy Humor

Today is April Fool’s Day and although I’m not trying to fool anyone, I thought I’d share with you some Genealogy jokes – from Pinterest.  I hope they bring a smile to your face at least. If you click on any picture, it will open up in a new page and will be easier to see or read.












 


 






























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Oliver Pollock



April 1
1572

The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel.
1778

Oliver Pollock, creates the dollar sign.
1863

The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.
1865

At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
1868

The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va.
1905

Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone.
1918

England's Royal Air Force is formed.
1920

Germany's Workers Party changes its name to the Nationalist Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazis).
1924

Adolf Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for the "Beer Hall Putsch."
1928

China's Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.
1929

The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx.
1939

The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco's government.
1942

The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.
1945

1946

A miner's strike in the U.S. idles 400,000 workers.
1948

The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege.
1951

United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.
1954

The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.
1968

The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus, the reopening of a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.
1970

The U.S. Army charges Captain Ernest Medina for his role in the My Lai massacre.
1982

The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.
Born on April 1
1578

William Harvey, English physician and biologist.
1815

Otto Von Bismarck, chancellor of Germany.
1868

Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (Cyrano de Bergerac).
1883

Lon Chaney, film actor.
1883

William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.
1895

Alberta Hunter, blues singer.
1919

Joseph E. Murray, transplant physician.
1929

Milan Kundera, Czech writer (The Farewell Party, The Unbearable Lightness of Being).

 
Panama Canal Locks

basilic

PRONUNCIATION:
(buh-SIL-ik, -ZIL-)

MEANING:
adjective: Kingly; royal.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin basilicus, from Greek basilikos (royal). Earliest documented use: 1727.

NOTES:
Many things are named after this kingly word: plants, animals, architecture, and more. Basil, the aromatic herb of the mint family, is named so because it was used in royal preparations for medicine, bath, etc. A large vein of the upper arm is called the basilic vein due to its supposed importance. The basilisk lizard (and the legendary reptile) are named for their crown-like crest. In ancient Rome, a basilica was a large public court building and the word began to be applied to churches of the same form.

USAGE:
"The fair Prince Filiberto solemnly approached the Pope. ... 'Are You quite good now?' the boy continued, with great black basilic eyes."
Frederick Rolfe; Hadrian the VII; 1904.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. -Abraham Maslow, psychologist (1908-1970)



Today’s Recipe
April – Tomato Month



Ingredients
2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium tomatoes, each cut into 4 1/4-inch-thick slices (reserve any extra for another use)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 8-oz. ball fresh mozzarella, cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick slices
16 fresh basil leaves

Preparation
1. In a small bowl, stir together olives and oil.
2. Place a slice of tomato on each of 4 small plates; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Top each with a slice of mozzarella, then a basil leaf. Repeat layering one more time. Top each stack with a slice of tomato and garnish with basil leaves.
3. Drizzle olive dressing over each stack. Serve immediately.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Serves: 4 (serving size: 3 slices tomato, 2 slices cheese, 4 basil leaves, 2 tsp. olive dressing)
Nutritional Information
Calories per serving:
256
Fat per serving:
22g
Saturated fat per serving:
9g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:
0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:
0.0g
Protein per serving:
10g
Carbohydrates per serving:
4g
Fiber per serving:
1g
Cholesterol per serving:
46mg
Iron per serving:
0.0mg
Sodium per serving:
393mg
Calcium per serving:
17mg






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