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  1. Baby pushed] buttons an]d now I get st=3range things when I -type, as you v'can see. I hit ba'cvkspa'cve an]d an]d -touv'ch pa]d v'cont=3rol shows up. How ]do I r=fixf?
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  3. 6/27/17

    1844 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill. 1898 Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip. 1922 The Newbery Medal for children’s literature was first awarded. 1950 President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War. 1954 The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow. 1969 Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement. 2003 The national do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day. ***********************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA**************************************** 1985..............The legendary Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., was decertified, the victim of the Interstate Highway System. The story of the U.S. Interstate by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco What could be more emblematic of America than the open road? From Jack Kerouac to Thelma and Louise, an unbroken expanse of land with a solitary road calls forth images of romantic waywardness and infinite grandeur. The United States' intricate system of highways links Portland to Pensacola, Pacific Coast to Atlantic, and cities and rural towns in between. In the beginning of the 20th century, a national, uninterrupted system of highways was merely a pipe dream. A National Road was built in 1815 that ran between Maryland and St. Louis, and facilitated immigration to the central United States. This road, however, fell into disrepair. First Attempt The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1938 was the first serious attempt to develop a national roadway system. Under the auspices of the Bureau of Public Roads, the goal of this act was to study the feasibility of a toll-financed system of three east-west and three north-south superhighways. From this study, officials found out this system could not be self-supporting. They advocated for a 26,700-mile network instead. Interstate System Takes Shape Congress passed further legislation in the form of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944. The act chartered a "National System of Interstate Highways" and expanded the network to 40,000 miles. Soon state highway agencies and the Department of Defense planned nationwide routes. No specific funds were authorized for construction, however, making progress slow. Eisenhower Makes It a Reality Dwight Eisenhower had long realized the importance of highways, even before he became president in 1953. In 1919 as a young lieutenant colonel in the army he had accompanied the first transcontinental military motor convoy from Washington, DC, to San Francisco. Like most American motorists, the soldiers traveled on dirt roads and crumbling bridges; it took about two months for them to cross the country. And years later, during World War II, he observed the advantages of the German autobahn network, which made for safe and efficient mobility. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1954 set aside $175 million for the construction of an interstate highway system. However, even more money was needed for the system that Eisenhower envisioned, and he continued to press for funds. Two years later, the expanded Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 authorized a budget of $25 billion, of which the federal share was to be 90%. A Standard Design The legislation of 1956 also provided for an extended netowrk of 66,000 km (41,012 mi) and nationwide design standards, including: a minimum of two lanes in each direction lanes that were 12 ft in width a ten-foot right paved shoulder design speeds of 50–70 mph Further legislation over the years continued to expand the total length of the system, which now stretches for more than 75,198 km (46,726 mi). In 1990, in recognition of President Eisenhower's pivitol role in building the national system of interstate highways, President George Bush signed legislation officially renaming it the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Naming the Highways The procedure for naming the highways is systematic. Major routes are designated by single- or two-digit numbers. If a route runs north-south, it is given an odd number, and if route a runs east-west, an even number. For north-south routes, numbering conventions begin in the west. Thus I-5 runs north and south along the West Coast, while I-95 runs north and south along the East Coast. For east-west routes, numbers begin in the south. Major routes usually traverse cities and are the shortest and most direct line of travel. Connecting interstate routes that travel around a city carry three-digit numbers.
  4. 6/27/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 27th June, 1986 AD Sun Sign Cancer Height 1.74 m Born in Santa Ana, California, United States father Joe Bell mother Robin Dodson siblings Travis Bell, Kellie Bell, Robert Bell, Joey Bell education Orange County School of the Arts Drake Bell is an American actor and musician. He made his acting debut in the early 1990s at the age of five. Recognizing his interest in acting and music, his father encouraged him from a young age. She starred in his first TV commercial when he was just five years old. He also started learning music from the age of 12. He got some minor roles in a number of TV shows and movies. Drake’s career got a major boost in the year 2004, when he got a lead role in the Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake and Josh’ show which was named after him. The show was a success and made him a favourite among children and teenagers. Drake also continued his interest in music and released albums which were available globally. Some of his music albums were rated high on Billboard’s music lists. Interestingly, some of his music albums were more popular in Mexico than in the USA. Trivia Other than just acting in TV shows and movies, Drake also lends his voice to characters in animated movies. He lent his voice to the main character in the Disney XD’s animated TV series ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’. He is popularly known by his nickname, The Drakester, amongst the kids.
  5. 6/25/17

    1788 Virginia became the 10th state in the Union. 1950 Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War. 1951 The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC. 1991 Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia, beginning the Yugoslavian civil war. 1997 Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau died. 2009 Michael Jackson, lifelong musician, pop singer, and superstar, dies at age 50. ******************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************* 1876...........................Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana. Custer fought in the Civil War at the first battle of Bull Run , distinguished himself as a member of General McClellan's staff in the Peninsular campaign, and was made a brigadier general of volunteers in June, 1863. The youngest general in the Union army, Custer ably led a cavalry brigade in the Gettysburg campaign. He fought in Virginia in the great cavalry battle at Yellow Tavern and in General Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign. Made a divisional commander in Oct., 1864, he defeated (Oct. 9) Gen. Thomas L. Rosser at Woodstock. After dispersing the remnants of Gen. Jubal A. Early's command at Waynesboro on Mar. 2, 1865, he was in the advance in pursuit of Lee's army beyond Richmond. Custer received the Confederate flag of truce, was present at the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and was promoted major general of volunteers. His record (he had also been brevetted a major general in the regular army), considering his youth, was one of the most spectacular of the war.
  6. 6/25/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 25th June, 1956 AD Sun Sign Cancer Height 1.93 m Born in New York City father Pierre Bourdain mother Gladys Spouses/Partners Nancy Putkoski (m.1980–2000), Ottavia Busia (m.2007–present) Net worth $16 million as of Sep 21, 2016 education Englewood School for Boys, Vassar College, Culinary Institute of America Known to most Americans as the author of the bestseller, ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’, Anthony Bourdain is more than a famous chef-cum-author. He became a household name with the success of the book which led to offers to host television programs. In the travel and food show ‘A Cook’s Tour’, aired on Food Network, he traveled to several exotic locations all over the world in search of the perfect meal. The popularity of this show, in turn, resulted in the ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ show on the Discovery Traveling and Living Channel. He has also served as a judge on the cookery competition reality show, ‘Top Chef’ on several seasons, once judging the episode on exotic ingredients like alligator, abaloe and eel. The world famous chef is nothing like other celebrity chefs who are well-dressed, cheerful and polite - on the contrary, he is blunt and liberal in his usage of offensive language. He is a big time drinker and smoker and unabashedly candid about his past addiction to cocaine, heroin and cannabis. The bold cook has also courted controversy by openly criticizing celebrity chefs like Paula Deen, Sandra Lee and Alice Waters. He is also notorious for his negative comments on vegetarianism and veganism. Trivia He was once addicted to heroin, cocaine and LSD. He appeared in a cameo in one episode of ‘The Simpsons’ in 2011. He is said to have eaten a whole cobra once.
  7. 6/24/17

    1509 Henry VIII was crowned king of England. 1647 Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body. 1675 King Philip's War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement. 1908 The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J. 1947 Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as "saucers skipping across the water," hence the term "flying saucers" was born. 1948 The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year. 2011 New York passes a law to allow same-sex marriage, becoming the largest state that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. 2012 Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, died at a Galapagos National Park, making the subspecies extinct. ****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA*********************************** 1997.........................The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies. Roswell rŏz´wĕl [key], city (1990 pop. 44,654), seat of Chaves co., SE N.Mex., near the Pecos River settled 1869 as a trading post, inc. 1903. It is the trade, marketing, and rail center of an irrigated farm area. Foods and beverages, fireworks, clothing, pipes, concrete, and motor vehicles are manufactured. The city grew rapidly after the discovery (1891) of artesian wells, with the coming (1894) of the railroad, and with the later discovery of oil. Since the late 1940s the area has become a magnet for believers in UFOs, who maintain that extraterrestrials crashed there and the U.S. government covered it up the presence nearby of a secret Air Force test site undoubtedly fueled the rumors. A 1997 Air Force report attempted to show that the sightings had earthly causes. Nearby are Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln National Forest, and the ranch of John S. Chisum , the 19th-century cattleman.
  8. 6/24/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 24th June, 1895 AD Sun Sign Cancer Born in Manassa father Hiram Dempsey mother Mary Celia siblings Bernie Dempsey, Johnny Dempsey Spouses/Partners Deanna Piatelli (m. 1943–1983), Hannah Williams (m. 1933–1943), Estelle Taylor (m. 1925–1930), Maxine Gates (m. 1916–1919) children Barbara Dempsey, Joan Hannah Dempsey, Barbara Dempsey religion Mormon Died on 31 May 1983 AD place of death New York City City, States, Provinces & Districts Colorado The great boxing icon Jack Dempsey who held the World Heavyweight Championship title from 1919 to 1926 was a boxer famous for his aggression, powerful punches, and amazing speed. Counted amongst the Top 100 Greatest Punchers for all time, Dempsey is one of the most popular boxers ever in history. This boxing champion was born as William Harrison Dempsey and discovered his talent for fighting as a youngster. During his initial years he used to box under the pseudonym ‘Kid Blackie’ before adopting the name ‘Jack Dempsey’ as a tribute to his idol, the 19th century boxing champion Jack “Nonpareli” Dempsey. He started boxing as a means to earn money as a teenager. Confident of his powerful build and strength, he challenged people to fight him at saloons. He won most of these fights and decided to train as a boxer. Soon he gained the reputation for being a powerful puncher who could knock out his opponents within seconds. His moment of crowing glory occurred when he beat the boxing giant Jess Willard to win the heavyweight title—this victory earned him the epithet ‘Manassa Mauler’, a name which inspired fear in the minds of his opponents for years to come. He was inducted into the Boxing hall of Fame in 1951. Trivia This boxing champion was also known as 'The Manassa Mauler'
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    My Halloween costume....Hershey bar.