In the Know #24

28 01 2009

January 28, 2009

Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day

yielding \YEEL-ding\, adjective:
1. not resisting; compliant
2. not stiff or rigid; easily bent or shaped

In the news:

US novelist John Updike, author of “The Witches of Eastwick“, dies at 76.

A New Zealand man finds sensitive US military information on a used mp3 player.

Today in History, according to Wikipedia:436px-uscg_s_wsvg

1547 – Henry VIII dies and is succeeded by his son Edward VI.

1902 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, D.C.

1915 – US Congress creates the US Coast Guard (seal pictured).

1958 – Lego patents its toy brick.

1986 – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all 7 crew members.

Today’s Famous Births:

1457 – Henry VII, English monarch

1841 – Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh explorer, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” (arguable)

1864 – Charles W. Nash, American automobile pioneer, co-founder of Buick and Nash Motors

1890 – Robert Stroud, American convict, the “Birdman of Alcatraz”398px-nicolas_sarkozy_medef

1912 – Jackson Pollack, American painter, No. 5

1936 – Alan Alda, American actor and director, “M*A*S*H

1954 – Rick Warren, American pastor, Saddleback Church

1955 – Nicolas Sarkozy (pictured: Creative Commonsauthor), President of France

1959 – Frank Darabont, American filmmaker, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile

1974 – Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan MLB player, 6-time All-Star

1977 – Daunte Culpepper, American NFL player, 3-time Pro Bowl

1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor, Lord of the Rings

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2 responses

28 01 2009
Martin LaBar

For what it’s worth, I look at these, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented on them.

28 01 2009
Jon Brady

I am honored. Thanks for reading!

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