Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 23, 2017

Greetings! It's that time again - Thursday 13 time!

Thursday 13 is an easy meme with no topic except for the one you choose. Simply make a list of 13 things and post it on Thursday. Topics folks use include books, photos, runaway thoughts, collections, lists of whatever you are interested in. If you need suggestions, see the ideas at the top.

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It's a great way to make friends!
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Today's Fact

On March 23, 1919, Benito Mussolini, a WWI vet, denounced socialism and merged two organizations to create his own ideological movement, the Fasci Italiani di Combattimento, which became the National Fascist Party. He called himself "Il Duce" (the leader),  and went on to join Germany's Hitler as an Axis power in World War II.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 16, 2017

Hello, hello! Welcome to Thursday 13! We hope you enjoy playing and joining in. It's a great way to make friends.

To play, make a list of 13 things on Thursday. That's it. We like your book lists, your photos, your eclectic thoughts, your collections - whatever.

If you need assistance with ideas, check the page at the top of the blog for a list of possible projects. Sign up with Mr. Linky after Today's Fact and other players will come around and visit.
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Today's Fact

On March 16, 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, of Massachusetts, published his second novel, The Scarlet Letter. The tale of adultery and redemption in Puritan America became an immediate bestseller.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 9, 2017

Welcome to Thursday 13 once again! We're the easy meme where all you do is make up a list of 13 things on Thursday.

You can write about anything - collections, favorite stuff, list the names of your relatives, 13 different types of earthworms (I just made that up, I don't know how many types of earthworms there are), or whatever strikes your fancy. We are interested in everything and all of it! (Check out the "Need a Topic Idea" page at the top if you need help.)

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Today's Fact

On March 9, 1862, two steam-powered, iron-clad warships, the USS Monitor, manned by Union forces from the United States, and the CSS Virginia, manned by forces from the Confederate States of America, fired on each other for four hours in the waters near Hampton Roads, Virginia. The world's first engagement of iron-fortified battleships ended in a draw.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2, 2017

Greetings and welcome to Thursday 13! Did March come in like a lamb or a lion for you?

Thursday 13 is an easy meme where all you do is make a list of 13 things on a Thursday. People write about books, photos, collections, - you can share your grocery list if you want! We like it all.

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Today's Fact

On March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10 launched on a journey to Jupiter and other outer planets, then onward into the far reaches of our galaxy. Pioneer 10's last signal was received in 2003; in 2007, NASA declared the probe inactive and incapable of sending signals due to decaying power sources.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 23, 2017

Greetings, and welcome to Thursday 13!

Make up a list of 13 things and post it on your blog on Thursday. That's it! Easy peasy.

Some ideas for you: favorite things, collections, quotes, how to do something, whatever is on your mind, books, photos, single words, etc.

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Today's Fact

On February 23, 1455, The Gutenberg Bible was produced using Johannes Gutenberg's invention, the moveable type printing press. Forty-eight copies of the original pressing have survived to the 21st century. They are immensely valuable collectibles.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 16, 2017

Welcome to Thursday 13! Here were are in the middle of February already. Where is 2017 going?

Congratulations to co-host Colleen, who is having a book of poetry published! Way to go!

This meme is easy: make a list of 13 things on Thursdays. Topics can be anything you like. (If you want to leave a list of suggested topics in the comments, I will see if I can make up a page of suggestions for folks who have trouble thinking of something - CountryDew.)

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Today's Fact

On February 16, 1966, The Beach Boys began recording Good Vibrations, which is considered the group's  greatest and most blissfully complex song, thanks mainly to the work of their frontman, Brian Wilson.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 9, 2017

Welcome to Thursday 13!

This is an easy meme - just make a list of 13 things on Thursdays! Topic is your choice.

Sign up after Today's Fact to join in. See you 'round the circle, mates!
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Today's Fact

On February 9, 1950, the Red Scare began as Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy offered a speech to Congress warning of "enemies from within." He brandished a list of 205 "known communists" that he obtained from the State Department. The speech and subsequent investigations propelled McCarthy to infamy and ruined the lives and careers of many.
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