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Smile of the Day For June 5, 2022: The Greatest Swimmer of All Time

On this Day: On June 5, 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set a 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record. Biography Johann Peter Weißmüller was born on June…

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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),…

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Smile of the Day for May 30, 2022: The 1st Indianapolis 500

On May 30, 1911 the 1st Indianapolis 500 was held.  Ray Harroun driving a Marmon Wasp for Nordyke & Marmon Company comes out of retirement, and wins the inaugural event; his average speed: 74.602 mph (120.060 km/h). The Indianapolis 500, also formally known as the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, or simply the Indy 500, is an annual automobile race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in Speedway, Indiana, United States, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis. The event is traditionally held over Memorial Day weekend, usually the last weekend of May.

Smile of the Day For May 29, 2022: Automatic Pop Up Toaster

On May 29, 1919 Charles Strite filed a patent for the automatic pop-up toaster. In pop-up or automatic toasters, a single vertical piece of bread is dropped into a slot on the top of the toaster. A lever on the side of the toaster is pressed down, lowering the bread into the toaster and activating the heating elements. The length of the toasting cycle (and therefore the degree of toasting) is adjustable via a lever, knob, or series of pushbuttons, and when an internal device determines that the toasting cycle is complete, the toaster turns off and the toast pops up out of the slots.