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2013-10-07 23:01:43

The USS Hornet Museum will present the Monster’s Ball Party at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Alameda, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Rumors have persisted that spirits roam the decks of the USS Hornet. Now the public has the chance to find out if the aircraft carrier is indeed haunted and at the same time have a “spook-tacularly” good time at the pre-Halloween Monster’s Ball Party. The USS Hornet and 107.7 The Bone radio present Monster’s Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 26 on the USS...

2013-06-25 23:03:25

Retired naval vessel, USS Hornet Museum will host a fourth of July to remember, filled with plenty of activities for the family. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 This 4th of July enjoy a family-friendly celebration onboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet. This annual Independence Day celebration, which has become a tradition for many across the Bay Area, will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The public is invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and...

2013-01-21 23:04:40

A paranormal conference and educational fundraiser for museum´s STEM program. Alameda, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 The USS Hornet Museum will host a special fundraiser for its Education Department on Saturday, Feb. 2, beginning at 9 a.m. The event, The Grey Ghost: Paranormal Conference will be a fundraiser with all money raised going to a special fund that will allow the Hornet to provide transportation for local schools to take part in its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

2010-10-01 17:18:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut John B. Herrington will be a VIP guest at San Francisco Fleet Week's "Navy in Space" exhibit. In 2002, He flew on Space Shuttle Endeavor's STS-113 mission logging in over 330 hours in space, including 3 space walks totaling 20 hours. As a registered Chickasaw, he was the first Native American to travel into space and carried a Chickasaw Nation flag on his eleven-day space trip. The "Navy in Space" exhibit is presented by The W Foundation...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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