ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1422, Henry the 6th became King of England at the age of just 9 months.
In 1513, Balboa set sail to discover the Pacific Ocean.
Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in 1875. Burroughs was the guy who created Tarzan.
On this date in 1890, a baseball triple-header was played between teams from Boston and Pittsburgh.
In 1932, the mayor of New York resigned because of corruption charges.
On this date in 1953, Dupont invented Teflon.
Gloria Estefan is 52. Dr. Phil turns 59, and Lily Tomlin turns the big 7-0 today! She became famous as an operator on the TV show "Laugh In."
THIS MONTH IS
Better Breakfast Month -- looks as if mom was dead on when she said breakfast was the most important meal of the day. But recent research shows there's more going on than just filling your growling tummy. The morning foods that make your mouth water also provide a taste of the kind of person you really are.
- Cereal -- Whether you eat it hot or cold, you have a meticulous eye for detail and strong sense of priority. You're a hard-charger who reaches most any goal you set. Friends, family and co-workers all admire your intelligence and leadership ability. But you don't have to continually keep your nose to the grindstone. It's OK to kick up your heels and have fun once in awhile.
- Muffins -- You're a contemplative sort, who enjoys a comforting meal while you read the morning newspaper. You're relaxed and happy on your own -- a bit of a loner who doesn't need others to feel complete. But you are devoted to both your loved ones and your small circle of pals. As long as they don't crowd you when you require some time on your own, you're a dedicated member of your family and your community.
- Bacon & Eggs -- You like a big meal to fuel you through the morning, and your appetite for life is ravenous. Gregarious and outgoing, you never met a stranger you didn't like, and you make friends wherever you go. This ability to draw others to you mans you have a large collection of friends and relatives clamoring for your attention, but somehow you always manage to make everyone within your group feel special.
- Leftovers -- You flaunt tradition whenever possible, so the thought of having "breakfast food" in the morning is out of the question. People love your wacky sense of humor, and your non-conformist attitude makes you a favorite with kids. You're a hard worker, but you're not the type person to punch a time clock either. You're happiest when you have a job that requires creativity and spontaneity.
- Nada, zilch, nothing -- Endlessy fascinated with the world and the people in it, you'd rather watch the morning news than shuffle to the kitchen for a bite. You're an enthusiastic person who's a team player, and your boss values your loyalty and support. You're the rock on which your family and friends depend. They know that regardless of the crisis, you'll always be available to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The hot rumor: Macaulay Culkin is the real father of Michael Jackson's youngest son, "Blanket."
- Larry Knechtel, the keyboardist for Bread, has died at age 69 from an apparent heart attack.
- A new British polls claims that Russians make the worst tourists with Germans right behind them!
- Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean is suing pageant officials for libel, slander and religious discrimination. Court records show Prejean sued California pageant executive director Keith Lewis and actress and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler.
- Carrie Underwood's third album will be called "Play On" and comes out November 3. That's the same day Andrea Bocelli will release his first holiday album, "My Christmas."
- CBS radio reporter Cami McCormick was injured in Afghanistan last week when an IED exploded underneath the vehicle she was riding in.
- Chris Brown says he doesn't remember beating Rihanna and claims he still loves her, the R&B singer told People and CNN's Larry King that his feelings haven't changed for Rihanna.
- John Krasinski of The Office and Emily Blunt (Michael Bluble's ex) are engaged.
- Farmers' Almanac is predicting a cold winter. The almanac's 2010 edition, which goes on sale Tuesday, says numbing cold will predominate in the country's midsection, from the Rocky Mountains in the West to the Appalachians in the East.
- The death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is being re-investigated by police after the surfacing of some new evidence. His body was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in 1969. Stay tuned!
- Jenna Hager is the newest correspondent reporter for "The Today Show." That would be former President Bush's married daughter.
- Mexico claims that the 12,937 people who showed up Saturday to dance Michael Jackson's "Thriller" set a new world record.
- DJ AM's people are saying that it's becoming more and more obvious that his death was not a suicide, but just the latest "accidental overdose."
- The widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, Victoria, is being encouraged to consider taking over his Senate seat.
Who makes more: Electrical engineering, economics or education majors? The engineers, according to PayScale.com, which collects data on salaries for a variety of professions. The firm has compiled data on the salaries of 1.2 million graduates who received a bachelor's degree from hundreds of universities and colleges.
Top 10 college majors with the highest starting salaries:
- Chemical engineering: $65,700
- Computer engineering: $61,700
- Electrical engineering: $60,200
- Aerospace engineering: $59,600
- Mechanical engineering: $58,900
- Industrial engineering: $57,100
- Computer science: $56,400
- Civil engineering: $55,100
- Construction management: $53,400
- Management information systems: $51,900
Top 10 college majors with the highest mid-career salaries:
- Aerospace engineering: $109,000
- Chemical engineering: $107,000
- Computer engineering: $105,000
- Electrical engineering: $102,000
- Economics: $101,000
- Physics: $98,800
- Mechanical engineering: $98,300
- Computer science: $97,400
- Industrial engineering: $95,000
- Environmental engineering: $94,500
Top 10 college majors with the lowest mid-career salaries:
- Social work: $41,600
- Elementary education: $42,400
- Theology: $51,500
- Music: $52,000
- Spanish: $52,600
- Horticulture: $53,400
- Education: $54,100
- Hospitality and tourism: $54,300
- Fine arts: $56,300
- Drama: $56,600
An optimistic outlook can lead to a longer, healthier life, say researchers. A team from the University of Pittsburgh tracked 100,000 women from the ages of 50 to 79, and found that upbeat women were less likely to get cancer or heart disease. But women who always expected the worst to happen tended to eat badly, smoke or become depressed, and they were more at risk of contracting life threatening illness. (Globe)
While few people enjoy a trip to the dentist, it's particularly bad for redheads, scientists have discovered. Carrot tops are twice as likely as blondes or brunettes to avoid the dentist because of fear related anxiety, says a report in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers believe its because the gene melanocortin-1 receptor, which causes red hair, may be present in redheads' brains, making them more susceptible to pain. (Globe)