In the Know #23

27 01 2009

January 27, 2009’s Word of the Day

wanton \WON-tn\, adjective:
1. reckless, heartless, or malicious; without reason or excuse
2. not moral; lewd, lascivious

In the news:

The US Senate confirms Timothy F. Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury.

A California woman has given birth to octuplets.

Today in History, according to Wikipedia:

98 – Trajan becomes Roman Emperor.apollo_1_patch

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university (in name only – UNC-Chapel Hill admitted students before UGA was completed) in America.

1888 – The National Geographic Society is formed in Washington, D.C.

1944 – The 872-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.

1945 – The Soviet Red Army arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.

1961 – A launchpad fire aboard Apollo 1 (patch pictured) kills astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Ed White, and Roger B. Chaffee.

1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially ends the Vietnam War.

Today’s Famous Births:official_roberts_cj

1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer

1832 – Lewis Carroll, English author, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

1901 – Art Rooney, American football team owner, 4-time Super Bowl Champion

1921 – Donna Reed, American actress, It’s a Wonderful Life

1955 – John G. Roberts (pictured), 17th Chief Justice of the United States

1957 – Frank Miller, American comic book author and film director, “300

1969 – Patton Oswald, American actor and comedian




One response

30 01 2009

it’s pretty amazing that all eight of those babies survived the birthing process

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