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On this day in History:
1790 - The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1942 - Bing Crosby recorded "Adeste Fideles" and "Silent Night."
1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record when four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.
1961 - Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered.
2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.
Quote of the Day:
"Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not."
Use Marshmallows to Keep Brown Sugar Soft
A clever way to re-purpose an everyday item.Original purpose: Topping hot chocolate.
Aha! use: Keeping brown sugar soft. Toss a couple inside the bag or a canister to prevent the sweet stuff from turning rock-hard.