1*11advent \AD-vent\, noun:
1. a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
2. (usually initial capital letter) the coming of Christ into the world.
3. (initial capital letter) the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.
4. (usually initial capital letter) Second Coming.
Advent came to English in the 1100s from the Latin adventus meaning "arrival" or "approach."
- When you volunteer to help with something and immediately regret doing so.
- Amelia Earhart: became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Hawaii to California (1935)
- cigarette smoking: US Surgeon General Luther Terry first reported the health hazards involved (1964)
- designated hitter: the American League's team owners voted to allow the use of a different player to bat instead of the pitcher; the National League still bans the practice (1973)
- Rosenkowitz sextuplets: the world's first surviving sextuplets were born in Cape Town (1974)
- Alexander Hamilton 1755 - United States Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- Ezra Cornell 1807
- John A. MacDonald (Canada) 1815
- Eugenio De Hostos 1839
- Henry Gordon Selfridge 1864
- Alice Paul 1885
- Alan Paton 1903
- Carroll Shelby 1923
- Don Cherry 1924
- Slim Harpo (James Moore) 1924
- Grant Tinker 1926
- Rod Taylor 1930
- Jack Nimitz 1930
- Goldie Hill 1933
- Mitchell Ryan 1934
- John Chretien (Canada) 1934
- Clarence Clemons (E Street Band) 1942
- Naomi Judd (The Judds) 1946
- Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) 1969
- Mary J. Blige 1971