Smile of the Day: Sunday June 26, 2022: Hong Kong

On June 26, 1843 Hong Kong was proclaimed a British Crown Colony. Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (abbr. Hong Kong SAR or HKSAR), is a city and special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. With 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Hong Kong is also a major global financial centre and one of the most developed cities in the world.

Smile of the Day Saturday June 25, 2022: Igor Stravinski’s “The Firebird”

On June 25, 1910 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird", written for the Ballets Russes, premiered at the Opéra de Paris, Paris. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE (17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor, later of French (from 1934) and American (from 1945) citizenship. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century and a pivotal figure in modernist music.

Smile of the Day Friday June 24, 2022: Eton College

On June 24, 1441 Eton College was founded in England by Henry VI. Eton College is a public school in Eton, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by Henry VI under the name Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore, intended as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) school. Eton is particularly well-known for its history, wealth, and notable alumni, called Old Etonians.

Smile of the Day June 15, 2022: IBM was Incorporated

On June 15, 1911 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (which later changed its name to IBM) was incorporated. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 171 countries. The company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, by trust businessman Charles Ranlett Flint, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924. IBM is incorporated in New York.

Smile of the Day June 14, 2022: The Bunsen Burner

On June 14, 1847 Robert Bunsen invented the Bunsen burner. A Bunsen burner, named after Robert Bunsen, is a kind of ambient air gas burner used as laboratory equipment; it produces a single open gas flame, and is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. The gas can be natural gas (which is mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane, or a mixture. Combustion temperature achieved depends in part on the adiabatic flame temperature of the chosen fuel mixture.