Thought for the Day
A little bird sat on a telegraph wire,
and said to his mates; I declare,
If wireless telegraph comes into vogue,
We’ll have to sit on the air.
Word for today: telegraph
\tel-i-graf, -grahf\ noun
- One of the earliest forms of electronic communication at a distance of coded signals sent by electric transmission over wire.
- An apparatus, system, or process for transmitting messages or signals to a distant place, especially by means of an electric device.
Examples sentences with telegraph;
- He sent a telegraph saying he would be late.
- She never received the message because the telegraph lines were down.
- Before cell phones, faxes, and email there was the telegraph.
History Today: September 29
- 1960 – “My Three Sons” premiers in U.S. homes on ABC-TV
- 1962 : A new report by the department of Labor Statistics shows that the average weekly take home pay of a factory worker with three dependents is now $94.87
- 1962 – Canada launches its first orbiting satellite, Alouette 1,
- 1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured
by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car, code-named Panther, is introduced for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.
Happy Birthday: September 29
- 1810 – Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)
- 1907 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
- 1931 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
- 1932 – Mehmood, Indian actor (d. 2004)
- 1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
- 1939 – Dan Crary, American bluegrass guitarist
Birthday Spotlight: Jean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty (born: September 29, 1942) French jazz violinist and jazz composer. Ponty has performed and recorded with many greats like Frank Zappa, Stéphane Grappelli, Elton John, Béla Fleck and many more. The video is Jean-Luc Ponty playing “Memory Canyon” with Al Di Meola (guitar), and Stanley Clarke (bass).
Holidays and observances:
- International Coffee Day – is an annual event to celebrate the enjoyment of coffee. This day is also used to promotes fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of coffee growers.
- St. Michael’s Day
- International Inventors day
- World Heart Day – created in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death
Did You Know?
- In 2001 Brazil produced a coffee scented postage stamp to promote its coffee.
- One of the worlds most expensive coffees (Kopi Luwak) comes from Indonesia and sells for $100 or more per pound. The beans are gathered after they have been eaten and passed through the digestive system of a small animal called an Asian Palm Civet.
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