Page 3 of 62

Smile of the Day June 11, 2022: Cook Islands Annexed and Proclaimed Part of New Zealand

On June 11, 1901, the Cook Island were included within the boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand, having been previously annexed as British Territory in 1900. The Cook Islands contain 15 islands in the group spread over a vast area in the South Pacific. The majority of islands are low coral atolls in the Northern Group, with Rarotonga, a volcanic island in the Southern Group, as the main administration and government centre.

Smile of the Day Friday June 10, 2022: Mars’ Rovers

On June 10, 2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. A Mars rover is a motor vehicle designed to travel on the surface of Mars. Rovers have several advantages over stationary landers: they examine more territory, they can be directed to interesting features, they can place themselves in sunny positions to weather winter months, and they can advance the knowledge of how to perform very remote robotic vehicle control. They serve a different purpose than orbital spacecraft like Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. A more recent development is the Mars helicopter.

Smile of the Day Thursday June 9, 2022: Harvard: The Oldest Corporation in the Americas

On June 9, 1650 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, was established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas, predating the Hudson's Bay Company by 20 years. The President and Fellows of Harvard College (also called the Harvard Corporation or just the Corporation) is the smaller and more powerful of Harvard University's two governing boards, the other being its Board of Overseers. Together, the two boards exercise institutional roles more commonly consolidated into a board of trustees.

Smile of the Day Wednesday June 8, 2022: The Little Old Lady from Pasadena

On June 8, 1964 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, was released. The song was about the original Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Kathryn Elizabeth Minner.Kathryn Elizabeth Minner (January 3, 1892 – May 26, 1969), sometimes credited as Katherine Minner, was an American character actress who specialized in playing "little old ladies" in movies, on various television shows, and in a series of television commercials for Southern California Dodge dealers.

Smile of the Day for Tuesday June 7, 2022: The British Museum is Founded

On June 7, 1753 the British Museum was founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II (opens in 1759). The British Museum is a public museum dedicated to human history, art and culture located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection of eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. The British Museum was the first public national museum in the world.

Smile of the Day For June 4, 2022:  ‘Secret speech’ by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev Criticizing Joseph Stalin is Made Public

On this Day: On June 4,1956, a '1956 'Secret speech' by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticizing Joseph Stalin was made public. Khrushchev’s secret speech, (February 25, 1956),…

Continue reading → Smile of the Day For June 4, 2022:  ‘Secret speech’ by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev Criticizing Joseph Stalin is Made Public