cull \kuhl\, verb:
1. to choose; select; pick.2. to gather the choice things or parts from.3. to collect; gather; pluck.
1. act of culling.2. something culled, especially something picked out and put aside as inferior.
Cull entered English in the 1300s as a verb derived from the Latin colligere meaning "gather together" or "collect." It was another 300 years before the noun form of cull entered the language.
- the name of almost any trailer trash, regarless of gender.
Look by the trailer, billy bobs passed out again.
- Minnesota: became the 32nd US state; its name is Sioux for "cloudy water" (1858)
- CARE package: first ones arrived in Le Havre, France; they cost $10 each and contained a variety of food products (1946)
- Israel: was admitted to the United Nations (1949)
- Deep Blue: IBM's supercomputer defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in game 6 of their chess tournament (1997)
- euro: the currency's first coin was struck in a French mint (1998)
- Irving Berlin 1888 - Composer, lyricist
- Martha Graham 1894 - Dancer, choreographer
- William Grant Still 1895 - Classical composer
- Phil Silvers 1912 - Entertainer, comedy actor ("The Phil Silvers Show"), known as "The King of Chutzpah"
- Foster Brooks 1912 - Actor, comedian
- Doodles Weaver (Winstead Sheffield "Doodles" Weaver) 1914 - Actor, comedian
- Denver Dell Pyle 1920 - Actor
- Mort Sahl (Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl) 1927 - Comedian, actor
- Stanley Elkin 1930 - Novelist, short story writer, essayist
- Louis Farrakhan (Louis Eugene Walcott) 1933 - National Representative of the Nation of Islam
- J.J. Jeczalik 1955 - Musician (Art of Noise)
- Martha Quinn 1959 - One of the original video jockeys on MTV
- Natasha Richardson 1963 - Actress
- Jeffrey Donovan 1968 - Actor ("Burn Notice")
- Austin O'Brien 1980 - Actor
- Jonathan Jackson 1982 - Actor
- Cory Monteith 1982 - Actor ("Glee")