Janet Angelina Guzman

Daily Almanac for Monday, March 13, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is named after Greek sky deity Uranus (Caelus), who in Greek mythology is the father of Cronus (Saturn), a grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter) and great-grandfather of Ares (Mars). Uranus has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System. The planet is similar in composition to Neptune, […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, March 12, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Anschluss (German: [ˈʔanʃlʊs] (listen), or Anschluß,[1][a] lit. ’joining’ or ‘connection’), also known as the Anschluß Österreichs (pronunciation (help·info), English: Annexation of Austria), was the annexation of the Federal State of Austria into the German Reich on 13 March 1938. The idea of an Anschluss (a united Austria and Germany that would form a “Greater Germany“)[b] began after the unification of Germany excluded Austria […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, March 11, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Florida panther is a North American cougar (P. c. couguar) population in South Florida. It lives in pinelands, tropical hardwood hammocks, and mixed freshwater swamp forests. It is known under a number of common names including Costa Rican puma, Florida cougar, and Florida puma. Males can weigh up to 73 kg (161 lb) and live within […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, March 10, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Mildred Elizabeth Gillars (néeSisk; November 29, 1900 – June 25, 1988) was an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate Axispropaganda during World War II. Following her capture in post-war Berlin, she became the first woman to be convicted of treason against the United States. In March 1949, she was sentenced to […]

Daily Almanac for Wednesday, March 8, 2023: International Women’s Day; Ladies we Love and Appreciate You!

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. Spurred on by the universal female suffrage movement, IWD originated from labor movements in North America and […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, March 7, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Kathryn Ann Bigelow (/ˈbɪɡəˌloʊ/; born November 27, 1951) is an American filmmaker. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Detroit (2017). For directing The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award […]

Purim Begins Today, March 6 (at sundown)

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Purim (/ˈpʊərɪm/; Hebrew: פּוּרִים Pūrīm, lit. ’lots‘; see Name below) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people of Persia from being anhilated according to an evil decree instituted by Haman, an official of the Achaemenid Empire as recounted in the Book of Esther (usually dated to the 5th century BCE). Haman was the royal vizier to Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes […]

Daily Almanac for Monday, March 6, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is known by Cleveland basketball fans as “Mr. Cavalier”. He was part of the Notre Dame team which defeated […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, March 2, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Redbury New York (formerly, the Women’s Hotel, Martha Washington Hotel, Hotel Thirty Thirty, Hotel Lola, and King & Grove New York) is a historic hotel at 29 East 29th Street, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built from 1901 to 1903, and was designed by Robert W. […]

Daily Almanac for Wednesday, March 1, 2023: Welcome to March!

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise eleven undergraduate and graduate schools, including the Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. The school’s main campus, on a hill […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, February 23, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255/AVD–9/APD-35) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Gunners Mate First Class Osmond Ingram, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor. Osmond Ingram decommissioned at Philadelphia 8 January 1946, was struck from the Navy List 21 January 1946, and was sold for scrapping […]

Today is Ash Wednesday!

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and marks the first day of Lent (the six weeks of penitence before Easter). Ash Wednesday is observed by Catholics in the Roman Rite, Lutherans, Moravians, Anglicans, Methodists, Nazarenes, as well as by some churches in the Reformed tradition (including certain Congregationalist, Continental Reformed, and Presbyterian churches). Ash Wednesday […]

Daily Almanac for Monday, February 20, 2023

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро, tr. Lebedinoye ozero, IPA: [lʲɪbʲɪˈdʲinəjə ˈozʲɪrə] listen (help·info)), Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time. The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk […]