The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its last meeting of the year on Wednesday, 7:30pm December 18th 2013.
The East Bronx History Forum meets to discuss Bronx History and held its first meeting on June 16, 2005. December will be the Forum’s 86th meeting. All meetings are free and open to the public at The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, located at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY.
Following a fact finding trip with over twelve hours of travel, I returned to City Island at 12/12 @ 12:12P.
These delicious holiday drinks will keep all your guests jolly during this entire season.
Follow this easy recipe from The Soto Gals for special holiday cheer!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS... http://www.ulive.com/video/four-holiday-entertaining-tips Those Gorgeous Soto Gals. ( My Daughters )
New Yorkers are in for another blast of cold wintry weather as the first snow storm is expected to soon drop around 3 inches of the white stuff here and throughout the Northeast.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT @ 6 AM TUESDAY.
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND WESTERN LONG ISLAND.
* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.
* VISIBILITIES...OCCASIONALLY BELOW 1/2 MILE IN BRIEF BANDS OF
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW.
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon
How many of you remember where you were when John was killed and how many of you take time to think about your own life?
The Beatles concept of revolution had many meanings, or polysemous vinyl records take 33 1/3 revolutions to spin per minute. Imagine this, it’s been 33 years since John was shot and killed on the night of December 8 1980. John and Yoko were arriving at their NYC Dakota apartment and he was shot and killed.
It's a Happy Holidaze greetings from our Washington leadership. Congress' Christnas shopping list for this year has a little bit of everything that's important to US: Billions of Budget Dollar$, Farm Policy, Federal Reserve Chair. Jobless Benefits, Immigration Reform, Defense Spending and America's Next Federal Reserve chairman.
But do not expect this Do-Nothing Congress to accomplish any these tasks before 2014. US House and Senate members are deeply divided and the system is nearly broken.
This Week in History, Dec 8 - Dec 14
Dec 08, 1980
John Lennon shot. Beatles leader John Lennon, a former member of the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon, bleeding profusely, was rushed to the hospital but died en route. Chapman had received an autograph from Lennon earlier in the day and voluntarily remained at the scene of the shooting until he was arrested by police. For a week, hundreds of bereaved fans kept a vigil outside the Dakota--Lennon's apartment building--and demonstrations of mourning were held around the world.
Dec 09, 1992
U.S Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia. On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became the capital of an independent Somalia in 1960. Less than 10 years later, a military group led by Major General Muhammad Siad Barre seized power and declared Somalia a socialist state. A drought in the mid-1970s combined with an unsuccessful rebellion by ethnic Somalis in a neighboring province of Ethiopia to deprive many of food and shelter. By 1981, close to 2 million of the country's inhabitants were homeless. Though a peace accord was signed with Ethiopia in 1988, fighting increased between rival clans within Somalia, and in January 1991 Barre was forced to flee the capital. Over the next 23 months, Somalia's civil war killed some 50,000 people; another 300,000 died of starvation as United Nations peacekeeping forces struggled in vain to restore order and provide relief amid the chaos of war.
Dec 10, 1901
First Nobel Prizes awarded. The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high explosives. In his will, Nobel directed that the bulk of his vast fortune be placed in a fund in which the interest would be "annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind." Although Nobel offered no public reason for his creation of the prizes, it is widely believed that he did so out of moral regret over the increasingly lethal uses of his inventions in war.
Dec 11, 1936
Edward VIII abdicates. After ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. He chose to abdicate after the British government, public, and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. On the evening of December 11, he gave a radio address in which he explained, "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of king, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love." On December 12, his younger brother, the duke of York, was proclaimed King George VI.
Dec 12, 1980
Da Vinci notebook sells for over 5 million. On this day in 1980, American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. The manuscript, written around 1508, was one of some 30 similar books da Vinci produced during his lifetime on a variety of subjects. It contained 72 loose pages featuring some 300 notes and detailed drawings, all relating to the common theme of water and how it moved. Experts have said that da Vinci drew on it to paint the background of his masterwork, the Mona Lisa. The text, written in brown ink and chalk, read from right to left, an example of da Vinci's favored mirror-writing technique. The painter Giuseppi Ghezzi discovered the notebook in 1690 in a chest of papers belonging to Guglielmo della Porto, a 16th-century Milanese sculptor who had studied Leonardo's work. In 1717, Thomas Coke, the first earl of Leicester, bought the manuscript and installed it among his impressive collection of art at his family estate in England.
Dec 13, 2000
Al Gore concedes presidential election. Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000. In a televised speech from his ceremonial office next to the White House, Gore said that while he was deeply disappointed and sharply disagreed with the Supreme Court verdict that ended his campaign, ''partisan rancor must now be put aside.'' he said "I accept the finality of the outcome, which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College'' he said. "And tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.'' Gore had won the national popular vote by more than 500,000 votes, but narrowly lost Florida, giving the Electoral College to Bush 271 to 266.
On December 7, 1941 US battleships were attacked at Pearl Harbor. It was 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, when a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu.
A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Today, 50 Pearl Harbor survivors joined thousands more at the 72nd anniversary ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack.
The Town of Cuba lies upon the west border of Allegany County, south of the center and was first organized from the Town of Friendship on February 4, 1822. It was formerly known as township 3, range 2 of the Holland Land Purchase. On November 11, 1850, the incorporated Village of Cuba, situated wholly within the township, was organized.