Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fighting Back, Be It Ever So Humble, -and- Animal Kingdom

In the News Today
  • Fighting Back - Pharmacist fires handgun at would-be robber
  • Be It Ever So Humble - Hyde Park mansion on sale for $500 million
  • Animal Kingdom - Cat saves owner's life

    Technology in the News Today
  • Hands On: Nikon D600 Full-Frame Digital SLR
  • DARPA's Robotic "AlphaDog" Could Give Soldiers' Gear a Lift
  • Nvidia Releases GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 Mainstream Video Cards

    Born on this Day in History: September 13, 1916 - Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served as a fighter pilot in WWII. Dahl's first book, The Gremlins, was written for Walt Disney. His children's book James and the Giant Peach was a popular success, as was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl was married to actress Patricia Neal. He died in 1990.

    On this Day in History: September 13, 1814 - Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem, originally titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of "The Star-Spangled Banner": "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."

    Scripture of the Day
    Video of the Day
    Walmart People - Click to enlarge