1864 Spotsylvania campaign in US Civil War ends after 10,920 killed or injured
1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space
685 Battle of Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts led by Brude MacBeli beat Northumbrians led by their king Ecgfrith in Scotland
1217 Second Battle of Lincoln fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1293 King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcalá
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people’s tribunal
1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
1966 19th Cannes Film Festival: “A Man and a Woman” directed by Claude Lelouch and “The Birds, the Bees and the Italians” directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
1967 BBC bans the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” because of drug references
1970 Beatles’ “Let it Be” movie premieres in UK
1896 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others
1961 Henzes opera “Elegy for Young Lovers,” premieres in Schwetzingen
1972 “Different Times” closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
1972 “Hard Job Being God” closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
1973 “2 Gentlemen of Verona” closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances
1979 “I Love My Wife” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits rock band Kiss
1734 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
1879 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
1900 Second modern Summer Olympics (Games of the II Olympiad) opens in Paris and continues for 5 months
1913 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
1920 Policemen raid the Cubs’ bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete’s foot
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Hygge / noun/ hyoo·guh
Danish speakers use the word “hygge” to represent a relaxed, laid-back, and comfortable vibe created by enjoying the simpler things in life. We use hygge to represent the feeling invoked by engaging in simple activities that relieve stress and provide opportunities for having pleasing conversations and making genuine connections with others. Hygge relates to comfort, well-being, coziness, and contentment, with a warm atmosphere filled with pleasant people.
In a Sentence
The woman felt an incredible sense of hygge upon entering the sacred temple.
Denmark is famous for spreading the love and hygge for visitors and countrymen.
Doing yoga within a group gives some people a pleasurable sense of hygge.
Although we most recognize “hygge” in the Danish language, the word actually entered the language as Norwegian. “Hygge” entered the language carrying the same meaning as ‘well-being.’ Danish adopted the word into their language system around the end of the 18th century. They’ve been using “hygge” to represent contentment, well-being, and the best of Denmark for residents and tourists since the late 1800s.