April 25

Saint Mark's Day. Apostle of Jesus and author of the Gospel of Mark. "St. George cries 'Goe!', St. Mark cries 'Hoe!'," said the English. The meaning: as St. George urges his steed on in the battle with the dragon, so St. Mark's Day marks the time farmers should be busy weeding and thinning their early crops.

112 Km P. H.? The Federal Highway Administration planned, 1977, to have all highway speed limit signs converted to the metric system by October 1, 1978.

Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” reached Number 1 on the pop music charts, 1956.

Advancing through Germany from opposite directions, U.S. and Russian troops met at Torgau, on the Elbe River, SW of Berlin, 1945.

Celebrated jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was born, 1918.

Most states of the Old South sent representatives to a conference in North Carolina, 1888, to study ways of attracting immigrants to come and work in the South.

The Gadsen Purchase of land along the Mexican border was approved by Congress, 1854.

The first house in Kentucky was built, 1750, by explorer Dr. Thomas Walker.

The trouble with mornings is that they come when you're not awake. -- Rex Stout

Leisure is the mother of philosophy. -- Thomas Hobbes

Genesis 22:1-14 (American Standard Version)

 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said to him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou love, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and cut the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the donkey; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
 And the angel of the Lord called to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing to him: for now I know that thou fear God, seeing thou have not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

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