Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

mazuma \muh-ZOO-muh\, noun:
  • money.
Mazuma is a Yiddish word that comes to English from the Mishnaic Hebrew term mezumman. This term literally translates to "designated," "fixed," or "appointed," though it was used figuratively to refer to "cash" in Medieval Hebrew.
literally
  • People often confuse this word with figuratively.
-I, literally, died of embarassment. Literally.
-Dude, you figuratively died of embarassment, you illiterate dipshit.
Trivia
Which is the least populous state capital in the U.S.? Which is the most populous?
  • According to the 2010 U.S. census: least populous, Montpelier, Vermont (7,855); most populous, Phoenix, Arizona (1,445,632).
History
  • Great Blizzard of 1888: nor'easter killed hundreds and paralyzed the East Coast of the US from Maryland to Maine
  • Juliette Gordon Low: founded the Girl Scouts of America (1912)
  • Salt Satyagraha: Mahatma Gandhi began a civil disobedience campaign against the British salt tax in India with a 241-mile march to Dandi (1930)
  • fireside chats: FDR began a series of morale-boosting evening radio addresses to the American public (1933)
  • Anschluss: Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany (1938)
  • Truman Doctrine: US president Harry S Truman announced his policy to assist countries threatened by Communism; the document provided economic assistance to Turkey and Greece (1947)
Birthdays
  • Gustav Robert Kirchoff 1824
  • Clement Studebaker 1831
  • Charles Boycott 1832
  • Jane Delano 1862
  • Gustavo Diaz Orcaz 1911
  • Paul Weston 1912
  • Wally Schirra 1913 - Astronaut
  • Googie Withers 1917
  • Gordon MacRae 1921
  • Jack Kerouac 1922
  • Edward Albee 1928 - Playwright ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf")
  • Al Jarreau 1932 - R&B-jazz singer
  • Andrew Young 1932 - Civil rights leader, politician
  • Barbara Feldon 1933 - Actress ("Get Smart")
  • Lloyd Dobyns 1936
  • Johnny Rutherford 1938
  • Brian O'Hara 1942 - Musician (The Fourmost)
  • Liza Minnelli 1946 - Singer, actress
  • Mitt Romney 1947 - Politician
  • Mark Moseley 1948
  • James Taylor 1948 - Singer, songwriter
  • Mike Gibbins 1949 - Musician (Badfinger)
  • Bill Payne 1949 - Musician (Little Feat)
  • Jon Provost 1950 - Actor ("Lassie")
  • Carl Hiaasen 1953 - Author
  • Ron Jeremy 1953 - The Hedgehog - t3h pr0n
  • Jerry Levine 1957 - Actor
  • Steve Harris 1957 - Musician (Iron Maiden)
  • Marlon Jackson 1957 - Singer (The Jackson Five)
  • Courtney B. Vance 1960 - Actor
  • Titus Welliver 1961
  • Darryl Strawberry 1962 - Baseball player
  • John Andretti 1963
  • Julia Campbell 1963 - Actress
  • Aaron Eckhart 1968 - Actor
  • Graham Coxon 1969 - Musician (Blur)
  • Samm Levine 1982 - Actor

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