Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

gynarchy \JIN-er-kee, GAHY-ner-, JAHY-ner-\, noun:
  • government by women.
Gynarchy entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek gyne + -arkhe literally meaning "woman rule."
beer under the bridge
  • When one or more intoxicated individuals either physically or verbally spars, and the next day they agree to forget about it since they were drunk.
Nikki: "I bet Joe was mad about me yelling and hanging up on him last night when i was wasted."
Kristin: "He was blitzed too. He said forget about it - it's beer under the bridge."
Trivia
What nicknames did England’s Princess Diana give her sons, William and Harry, when they were tots?
  • Prince William’s nickname was Wombat; Prince Harry’s was Ginger.
History
  • Central America: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica declared their independence of Spain (1821)
  • Galápagos Islands: were reached by naturalist Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle (1835)
  • Nuremberg Laws: deprived Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official emblem of Nazi Germany (1935)
  • civil rights: a bomb killed four black girls when it exploded during Sunday services in a Birmingham, Alabama, church, sparking race riots (1963)
  • USA Today: Gannett's national newspaper hit the stands; it's America's top-selling daily newspaper in print (1982)
  • Lehman Brothers: the investment bank filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — the largest bankruptcy in US history (2008)
Birthdays
  • James Fenimore Cooper 1789
  • William H. Taft (U.S.) 1857
  • Robert Benchley 1889
  • Agatha Christie 1890
  • Jean Renoir 1894
  • Roy Acuff 1903
  • Fay Wray 1907
  • Penny Singleton 1908
  • Margaret Lockwood 1916
  • Snooky Pryor 1921
  • Jackie Cooper 1922
  • Bobby Short 1926
  • Norm Crosby 1927
  • Cannonball Adderly 1928
  • Gaylord Perry 1938
  • Merlin Olsen 1940
  • Jimmy Gilmer (Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs) 1940
  • Les Braid (The Swinging Blue Jeans) 1941
  • Carmen Maura 1945
  • Jessye Norman 1945
  • Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) 1945
  • Oliver Stone 1946
  • Tommy Lee Jones 1946
  • Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) 1960
  • Dan Marino (NFL) 1961
  • Danny Nucci 1968
  • Kay Gee (Naughty by Nature) 1969
  • Josh Charles 1971
  • Prince Harry of Wales 1984
  • Heidi Montag 1986

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