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Q: Is there Columbus Day legislative action planned for the 2020 legislative session for Colorado -- Are we going to see another Bill to change Columbus Day?

A: Yes, unfortuantely, there is news that Representative Benevidez is moving forward to push a Bill to replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day (again) -- similar to actions taken in the earlier 2019 legislative session.   If you are interested in helping us recognize and protect ALL hertiage and cultual holidays on Colorado, contact us now

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Italian Foods you know you love!

Five Things

Leonardo da Vinci invented still in use today!

Italian Flatbread (Piadina) with
Fontina and Prosciutto

Roaster Eggplant Caponata

Ball bearings

A ball bearing is positioned between a wheel and a fixed axle to help separate the moving and stationary parts and reduce friction. While a ball bearing might not be a super exotic invention, it sure is a useful one. Ball bearings allow for smooth movement of all sorts of mechanical devices by reducing the friction between surfaces.

We take it for granted today, but without this da Vinci creation, our machines and transportation would have never evolved to what they are today...


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Homemade Pasta


Homemade Ravioli


Homemade Tortellini

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Diving Suit

Da Vinci didn’t just create only designs for flying machines and parachutes (oops -- little foreshadowing there), da Vinci also came up with a design for a "suit" to be worn by soldiers planning stealthy attacks on enemy ships under water!  If you think the Navy Seal teams invented this in World War II, you'd be mistaken.

His design was for a suit made of leather with a bag-like mask to be worn over a diver’s head and face. Two tubes were attached to the nostrils at one end and to a floating diving bell above surface to let air in.

The mask also had a balloon that could either inflate or deflate, so divers could sink or rise on command. While the design didn’t become well-known until after da Vinci's death, today’s diving suits bear more than a passing resemblance to da Vinci’s design

  Machine Gun

DaVinci, father of the original Gattling gun? Actually not to far from the truth at all --

Believe it or not, the painter of the famed “Mona Lisa” also designed an early version of the machine gun. Da Vinci was obsessed with making modern warfare more efficient, and among his many designs was one for a cannon with multiple barrelsthat rotated so that it could fire one load while another was being loaded.

Many see this design of a portable, fast and lightweight weapon as the earliest version of the machine gun. Amazing --

  The Parachute

True, the (flexible) parachute as we know it today is largely credited to Sebastien Lenormand’s 1783 creation. However, Leonardo da Vinci came up with the idea a couple centuries earlier.

On his sketch, he noted: "If a man have a tent made of linen of which the apertures [openings] have all been stopped up, and it be twelve braccia [about 23 feet] across and twelve in depth, he will be able to throw himself down from any great height without suffering any injury." Sounds like a parachute to us!

Of course, da Vinci’s design had issues. For one, it was made with linen on a wood frame, and the weight of that wood could have been an impediment to a smooth descent.

Italians Whom Have Impacted Our World in Science, Fashion, Driving, Entertainment, Fashion, and much more...

Giovanni Verazzano
Otorino Respighi
Amedeo Modigliani
Giuseppe Verde
Umberto Eco
Lee Iacocca
Dino de Laurentis
Guglielmo Marconi
Amerigo Vespucci
Niccolo Paganini
Carlos Marcello
Gianni Versace
Federico Fellino
Sophia Loren
Primo Levi
Roberto Benigni
Giacomo Pucchi
Monica Belucci
Cosimo de Medici
Sara Errani
Elsa Schiaparelli
Antonio Vivaldi
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Giada de Laurentis
Lucrezia Borgia
Christine de Pisan
Marco Polo
Rudolph Valentino
Artemisia Gentileschi
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova
Arturo Toscanini
Vitorio Missoni
Miuccia Prada
Isabella Rosselini
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Carla Bruni
Luciano Benneton
Franco Zeffirelli
Luchiino Visconi
Renata Tebaldi
Antonio Salieri
Roberto Rosselini
Salvatore Quasimodo
Emilio Pucci
Luigi Pirandello
Giocanni Pico della Mirandola
Luciano Pavarotti
Andrea Palladio
St. Philip Neri
Aldo Moro
Alberto Moravia
Maria Montessori
Marcello Mastroianni
Giacomo, Marquis of Vacello Medici
Marcello Mastroianni
Felippo Emilio Marinetti
Anna Magnani
Niccolo Machiavelli
Mario Luzi
Francisan Filippo Lippi
Enrico Fermi
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Alcided de Gasperi
Renato Dulbecco
Vittoria de Sica
Armor, Gears and Robots...

While it would be hundreds of years before robots hit the mass market, Leonardo da Vinci is said to have made a beta version as early as the 1490s.

Da Vinci created a robotic knight that was operated by levers and pulleys and mimicked human movement, which was undoubtedly a huge hit at the Milan celebration where it was unveiled.

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