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Birthdays
1207
Henry III, king of England (1216-72)
1685
Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)
1781
James Lawrence, naval hero ("Don't give up the ship!")
1881
William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft company.
1904
1924
Jimmy Carter, 39th President (1976-1980)
1935
Julie Andrews, actress & singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
Events
 
World Vegetarian Day
 
Fiscal year begins for Federal Government
331
BC Alexander of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela
1869
1st postcards are issued in Vienna.
1896
Yosemite becomes a National Park.
1903
1st World Series starts between the National & American Leagues
1908
Henry Ford introduces the Model T car.
1940
Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens.
1949
People's Republic of China proclaimed (National Day)
1952
first Ultra High Frequency (UHF) TV station, in Portland, Oregon
1958
Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1960
Nigeria gains its independence.
1962
Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and The Lucy Show both premier.
1962
National Radio Astronomy Observatory gets a 300' radio telescope
1964
San Francisco Cable Cars are declared a National Landmark.
1971
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens.
1979
US returns Canal Zone, not the canal, to Panama after 75 years.

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Did you know our coffees also make wonderful treats? Why not try one of our recipes below?

Malted Coffee (2 Servings)

Wondering what to do with that leftover coffee? Try making yourself and a friend a cool treat.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup strong leftover brewed coffee
1/2 cup ice cold milk
3 tablespoons malted milk powder
4 to 5 big scoops coffee ice cream
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Directions:
1. Transfer the coffee to a small bowl and put it in the freezer until the edge turns icy, about 15 minutes. Stir, but leave it in the freezer for several more minutes, until you're ready to use it.

2. Chill two tall drink glasses.

3. Put the milk, malted milk powder, and coffee ice cream in the blender. Add the chilled coffee. For a sweeter taste, add a tablespoon or two of the sugar. Blend on medium speed to the desired consistency. Serve in chilled glasses.

Buzzard's Roost

Interesting facts about Arizona

  • Metropolitan Phoenix is the nation's sixth largest city with more than 450 square miles in land area.
  • Lord Darryl Duppa is credited with naming the city of Phoenix after the mythical bird that rose from the ashes of its own nest.
  • The prehistoric Hohokam Indians, the early inhabitants of Arizona, disappeared in the 1400s.
  • Irrigation canal networks built by the Hohokam Indians are still in use today.
  • The Sonoran Desert is considered the world's greenest desert.
  • Prescott was the first capital of the Arizona Territory.
  • The state of Arizona encompasses 118,000 square miles.
  • Only 15 percent of the land in Arizona is privately owned.
  • Approximately 85 percent of Arizona land is dedicated to forests, parks, wilderness, wildlife preserves, recreation areas and Native American reservations.
  • Arizona residents can boast of living in a state that has more national monuments than any other state in the continental US. 
  • The world's largest stretch of ponderosa pine forest reaches from Alpine through Flagstaff, Prescott and Payson.
  • Altitudes in Arizona vary greatly from 70 feet above sea level near Yuma to 12,643 feet at Humphrey's Peak near Flagstaff.
  • The first European to stepped foot in Arizona approximately 80 years before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.
  • Coronado and his Conquistadors started exploring Southern Arizona in 1540.
  • Tucson became a part of the US after the Gadsden Purchase in 1854.
  • Picacho Peak, near Tucson, was the site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War.
  • During the 1880s a saloonkeeper and two gamblers donated the land that now houses the University of Arizona. 
  • Tucson is nicknamed "The Old Pueblo".
  • The Apache warrior Geronimo was an Arizona native who was pursued by nearly three-quarters of the nation's ground troops.
  • The legendary showdown for which Tombstone is famous is reenacted daily at the original OK Corral.
  • The London Bridge is the largest antique ever sold to the US.
  • The London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument at Lake Powell is the largest natural bridge in the US.
  • Arizona was originally noted for the 4 C's -- Copper, Cotton, Citrus and Cattle.
  • Arizona is amongst the states with the highest rates of boat ownership.
  • All of Arizona's lakes, with the exception of Stoneman Lake, were man-made by damming various rivers such as the Gila, Salt and Verde rivers.
  • Stoneman Lake, the only naturally occurring lake in Arizona, is a small lake formed in a volcanic crater and fed by snowmelt from the crater's slopes.
  • Arizona trout can only be found in the state of Arizona.
  • Arizona's official state flower is the saguaro cactus blossom.
  • The saguaro is the largest cactus found in America.
  • Arizona leads the nation in copper production.
  • Arizona's official state fossil is petrified wood.
  • Arizona can boast of having the bola tie as its official neckwear.
  • Arizona's official state tree is the Palo Verde.
  • Arizona's state bird is the cactus wren.
  • Arizona's state gemstone is turquoise.
  • The amount of copper used to cover the roof of the state Capitol is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.
  • The battleship USS Arizona, commissioned in 1913 and launched in 1915, was named in honor of the state.
  • Four flags of have flown over Arizona -- the flags of Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy and the United States.
  • The Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states in 1926.
  • To find the geographic center of Arizona you will need to travel approximately 55 miles southeast of Prescott.
  • The age of a saguaro cactus can be determined by its height.
  • Blue and gold are the official state colors of Arizona.
  • The town of Fountain Hills can boast of having the tallest fountain in the world.
  • The Hopi Indians of Arizona are noted for growing multicolored corn.
  • Barry Goldwater, the famous senator and presidential candidate, was born in Phoenix.
  • Architect Frank Lloyd Wright constructed his Taliesin West near Phoenix in 1939.
  • Arizona became the 48th state on February 14th, 1912.
  • As a part of a failed experiment ordered by Jefferson Davis, who was acting as the secretary of war under President Pierce, camels were used as transport.
  • The Parada Del Sol, held in Scottsdale, is considered to be the "World's Largest Horse Drawn Parade".
  • The saguaro cacti grow exclusively in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
  • The sun shines in Arizona 85 percent of the time.
  • Arizona's state motto is "Ditat Deus" which translates to "God Enriches".
  • Parker Dam on the Colorado River is considered the world's deepest dam with a depth greater than 320 feet deep.
  • The Colorado River winds 277 miles through the Grand Canyon.
  • The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, approximately one mile deep and has an average width of 10 miles.
  • Arizona's Grand Canyon is one of the most studied geological landscapes in the world.
  • Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the country.
  • In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat out the New York Yankees to win the World Series.
  • Almost five million people call Arizona home.
  • Tonto Natural Bridge is the world's largest travertine bridge, measuring more than 500 feet.
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