did you know


Did you know…

… that today is Typing Speed Record Day? On this day in 1918, Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter. Can you imagine what her speed would’ve been if she’d had access to an electric one?!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“One tree can start a forest. One smile can begin a friendship. One hand can lift a soul. One word can frame the goal. One candle can wipe out darkness. One laugh can conquer gloom. One touch can show you care. One life can make the difference. Be that one today.”

— Author Unknown

Did you know…. and today’s inspirational quote


Did you know…

… that today is First Passenger Train Day? On this day in 1825, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train. The engine, later called Locomotion, took 450 people 25 miles from Darlington to Stockton at 15 miles per hour. The railway age had begun and George Stephenson was its guiding spirit!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

Did you know


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Mary Wollenstone Shelley (1797)? Shelley was an English novelist and short story writer best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Fannie Farmer Cooking School Day? On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Listen to Some Beautiful Sounds Day? In 1862, French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was born in St. Germaine-en-Laye, France. He composed “Clair de Lune” and many other wonderful songs. Celebrate by… listening to some beautiful sounds!

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Listen to Some Beautiful Sounds Day? In 1862, French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was born in St. Germaine-en-Laye, France. He composed “Clair de Lune” and many other wonderful songs. Celebrate by… listening to some beautiful sounds!.. that today is Listen to Some Beautiful Sounds Day? In 1862, French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was born in St. Germaine-en-Laye, France. He composed “Clair de Lune” and many other wonderful songs. Celebrate by… listening to some beautiful sounds!

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Robert De Niro? On this day in 1943, Robert De Niro, considered one of the greatest actors in modern movie history, was born in New York City. De Niro’s many memorable performances include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II, and the Meet the Parents series.