neophyte \NEE-uh-fyt\, noun:
1. A new convert or proselyte.
2. A novice; a beginner in anything.
Neophyte comes from Late Latin neophytus, from Greek neophutos, "newly planted," from neo-, "new" + phutos, "planted," from phuein, "to grow, to bring forth."college morning
- (noun) 1. Afternoon.
College Student A: "I don't have the money right now, can I pay you back tomorrow?"
College Student B: "Sure, just come by tomorrow morning."
College Student A: "Okay!"
THE NEXT DAY, 9 AM
College Student A: "Hey, I have your money!"
College Student B: (waking up) "Goddamn it, I meant COLLEGE MORNING."
How many years were there between the admission of the first and fiftieth states into the United States?
- Almost 172. Delaware achieved statehood on December 7, 1787; Hawaii, on August 21, 1959.
- Niagara Falls: ceased falling due to an ice jam upstream (1848)
- Royal Albert Hall: was opened by Queen Victoria, dedicated to her husband and consort, Prince Albert (1871)
- Ethel and Julius Rosenberg: US Communist couple were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage about the atomic bomb on behalf of the Soviet Union (1951)
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: the Ringling Brothers joined P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey to form "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1919)
- Vietnam War: the last US soldiers left South Vietnam (1973)
- Ireland: became the first country to ban smoking in all public places (2004)
- John Tyler (1790-1862): US president who had 15 children, more than any other president; former British PMs Edward Stanley (1799-1869) and John Major (67) were also born on this date
- Sam Walton (1918-1992): entrepreneur who became one of the world's richest men
- Elle Macpherson (46): Sports Illustrated model and sometimes actor; other actors born on this date include Christopher Lambert (53), Marina Sirtis (51), Amy Sedaris (49) and Lucy Lawless (42) and Hideaki Takizawa (28)
- Jennifer Capriati (34): Olympic gold medalist in tennis; athletes Walt Frazier (65) and Earl Campbell (55) were also born on this date