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Archive for May, 2012
American and Barbecue in Fort Myers
8951 Daniels Parkway Fort Myers, FL
Desserts/Ice Cream in Cape Coral
1830 NE Pine Island Rd.
May 28 – June 1
Tuesday May 29, 2012
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Brooks Executive Suites
9990 Coconut Road
Free talk on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an educational program in which participants learn evidence-based techniques for reducing stress. MBSR is taught at medical institutions such as Duke, Vanderbilt, & MIT, & is proven to offer significant benefits for health & well-being. MBSR is especially useful for chronic conditions exacerbated by stress.
Tuesday May 29, 2012
7:30pm to 11:30pm
301 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL
Come and dance to one of South Florida’s best dance bands – Their music spans From Doo Wop to Disco to Motown to R&B to Good Old Rock n’ Roll-Cover: $10 includes one complimentary drink of domestic beer, house wine or well drinks – Special offer: the cover charge is refundable with a $20 minimum food purchase.
Thursday May 31, 2012
Blue Moon Fish Co.
4405 West Tradewinds Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Announcing the 2012 Summer Wine Series- An opportunity monthly to taste a variety of Award-winning wines from around the World – Join us on a magical journey around the globe at 6pm on the last Thursday of each month through October – Travel with us to Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States – You don’t need a passport, but you do need reservations! Only $25 per person- Bon Voyage! Call 954-267-9888 or www.BlueMoonFishCo.com – (Also check our website for our exclusive dinners with select wine makers-4 expertly prepared courses paired with selected wines and hosted by Award-winning wine makers!)
June 1, 2012 (Friday)
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
The Lion King, a Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical, is based on the 1994 animated film by Walt Disney of the same name. Directed by Julie Taymor and produced by Disney Theatrical, actors are portrayed in animal costumes along side various giant, hollow puppets.
May 28, 1961- Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches. On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson’s article “The Forgotten Prisoners” on its front page, launching the Appeal for Amnesty 1961–a campaign calling for the release of all people imprisoned in various parts of the world because of the peaceful expression of their beliefs.
May 29, 1953- Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit. At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s future.
May 30, 1431- Joan of Arc martyred. In May 1430, the Burgundians laid siege to Compiegne, and Joan stole into the town under the cover of darkness to aid in its defense. On May 23, while leading a sortie against the Burgundians, she was captured. The Burgundians sold her to the English, and in March 1431 she went on trial before ecclesiastical authorities in Rouen on charges of heresy. Her most serious crime, according to the tribunal, was her rejection of church authority in favor of direct inspiration from God. After refusing to submit to the church, her sentence was read on May 24: She was to be turned over to secular authorities and executed. Reacting with horror to the pronouncement, Joan agreed to recant and was condemned instead to perpetual imprisonment.
Ordered to put on women’s clothes, she obeyed, but a few days later the judges went to her cell and found her dressed again in male attire. Questioned, she told them that St. Catherine and St. Margaret had reproached her for giving in to the church against their will. She was found to be a relapsed heretic and on May 29 ordered handed over to secular officials. On May 30, Joan, 19 years old, was burned at the stake at the Place du Vieux-Marche in Rouen. Before the pyre was lit, she instructed a priest to hold high a crucifix for her to see and to shout out prayers loud enough to be heard above the roar of the flames.
May 31, 1859 - Big Ben goes into operation in London. The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859.
June 1, 1980 – CNN launches. On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to change the notion that news could only be reported at fixed times throughout the day. At the time of CNN’s launch, TV news was dominated by three major networks–ABC, CBS and NBC–and their nightly 30-minute broadcasts. Initially available in less than two million U.S. homes, today CNN is seen in more than 89 million American households and over 160 million homes internationally.
For more information visit www.history.com.