Good 37º drizzling rain morning.
Be careful out there today....... full moon!!!
Yesterday a break in the pouring rain.... we did have some and ended up with 1/4".
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Interesting about fingerprinting...
There is substantial proof that fingerprinting was invented in China. In 221-206 BC, Chinese records from the Qin Dynasty provide details of fingerprints being used to investigate criminal cases involving burglaries. Next, in 650 AD, 600 years before Marco Polo visited “Cathay”, Chinese historian Kia Kung-Yen wrote of fingerprinting. He talked about it being used as an older method of preparing contracts. The law book of Yung-Hwui of the same period also listed that the husband in a divorce decree had to sign the document using his fingerprints.
In 1100 AD, Chinese novelist Shi-Naingan wrote in his book, "The Story of the River Bank", “He compelled them to ink their fingers to record their fingerprints.”
Centuries and decades after the actions of the Chinese, a law student who is now unknown published his doctoral thesis in 1823 where he described fingerprint types. He classified them into nine major groups. But author and Czech experimental physiologist Johannes Purkinje later gave them no identification value. His efforts were very important since he is considered to be the first in the 19th century who recognized the uniqueness of fingerprints.
Many historians now credit Sir William Herschal with being the first person to definitely use fingerprints for identification purposes. While working for the East India Company in Bengal, India, Herschal had natives place their palm and fingerprints on contracts and receipts.
- Nothing warms you up like a flavorful casserole. Nothing shows you care like a comforting hearty casserole!
- Pasta and Ground Beef Casserole from Mr. Food
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, cut in half
- 1/2 pound elbows pasta, cooked according to package directions
- 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
Historically this date....
1954 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
1968 – Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
1968 – A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
1999 – War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kilograms (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
And births this date include...
1926 – Steve Reeves, American actor (d. 2000)
37 - 31
The Patriots played the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday and won 37-31. Earlier the New Orleans Saints played the LA Rams and the Rams won 26-23. So now, in Super Bowl 53 the Patriots will play the Rams.
The Rams were the St. Louis Rams back when they played the Patriots for the first time in a Super Bowl in 2002.
Super Bowl XXXVI
|February 2, 2002
17 - 20
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Federal Holiday schools/banks/post offices closed Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
This blew me away, I didn't know about Squirrel Appreciation Day when I wrote about squirrels on yesterday's blog! Should have saved that story for today!
And it's also...............