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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ State of Delaware ~ Chili Dog Bubble Bake ~ National Zipper Day

 


Good 41º clear morning. 
 
Yesterday we had totally clear sky and a slight breeze. We topped at 89º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing
 

 
 
Interesting
United State of Delaware....
 

Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.
 
Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania. The border was drawn at the time of the original land grants to William Penn from King Charles II and the Duke of York.
 
Delaware is the only state without any National Park System units such as national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials, and monuments.
 
The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.


 
The Blue Hen chicken is the official state bird. The hens were noted for their fighting ability. Delaware is sometimes referred to as the Blue Hen State.
 

 
In 1785 Oliver Evans of Newport invented the automatic flour-milling machinery that revolutionized the industry.


In total area Delaware ranks 49th in the nation. It contains 1,982 square miles. It is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles in width.
 
The 87-foot Fenwick Island Lighthouse was painted in 1880 for a total cost of about $5.00.

To read more about the lighthouse, go here:
 
 
The Du Pont Laboratories first produced nylon at its plant in Seaford. This earned the town the distinction of being the Nylon Capital of the World.
 

 
 
 
From Mr. Food



 

Hot dogs are a classic American summertime food. If you're looking for a fresh, off-the-bun way to eat them, our Chili Dog Bubble Bake makes a delicious and fun alternative! Hot dogs and casseroles are always a crowd pleaser, so when you make a chili dog casserole that's this good, the right thing to do is bring it to that next get-together, even if you want to keep it all to yourself! Not that we can blame you.

 

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans ready-to-heat chili
  • 8 hot dogs, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, each biscuit cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine chili, hot dog pieces, and onion in baking dish; mix well. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, toss biscuit pieces with butter until evenly coated. Arrange biscuit pieces over cheese.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and casserole is heated through.

 

 
 
Historically this date....
1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.


1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.


1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.


1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.


1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.


1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.


2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.




 


And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)
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1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
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1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
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1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
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1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress
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1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Zipper Day commemorates April 29, 1913, when the patent for the modern zipper was issued. The day celebrates something that we often do not think about and may automatically take for granted.
The first attempt at creating the zipper came from the inventor of the sewing machine. In 1851, Elias Howe received a patent for the “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.” However, Howe never marketed his invention and missed the recognition he may have received.
Forty-two years later, Whitcomb Judson began selling the “Clasp Locker.” Very similar to Elias Howe’s patent, this device served as a more complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener. Judson started the Universal Fastener Company where he manufactured his new device and debuted it at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. There he met with very little success. Because Judson put his invention before the public for sale, he earned credit as its creator.
In 1906, the Universal Fastener Company also hired Gideon Sundback, a Swedish-American electrical engineer. He was highly skilled and known for his devotion to the company. On April 29, 1913, he was granted a patent for the modern zipper, known then as the “Separable Fastener.” He submitted modifications to his invention in 1917. Today we wear designs quite similar to the ones Sundback created in his patent. While he may have called them a separable fastener, we know them as zippers.
By 1923, B.F. Goodrich popularized the word zipper as it applied to use in the boots and pouches it made. The company even copyrighted the name for a time.

 

NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY HISTORY

The day commemorates the date in 1913 when the zipper was patented by Gideon Sundback on April 29, 1913.