Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

rufescent \ roo-FES-uhnt \ , adjective; 
  • somewhat reddish; tinged with red; rufous.
Origin: Rufescent was mostly used in zoological descriptions when it entered English in the early 1800s. Its Latin precursor rūfēscent was formed from the Latin term for "red" or "reddish," rūfus , the inchoative element -ēsc- .

you fit the description
  • Phrase that police use to justify arresting any African American in any situation.
I stopped you because you fit the description of a suspect who robbed a liquor store.

History
  • Amendment XIII: anti-slavery amendment to the US Constitution was declared ratified by Secretary of State William Seward, abolishing the practice (1865)
  • capital punishment in the United Kingdom: was abolished by both houses of Parliament (1969)
  • Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line: 1.5 trillion yen, 15-kilometer bridge-tunnel opened across Tokyo Bay after 31 years of construction (1997)
Birthdays
  • Joseph Grimaldi 1778
  • Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) 1870
  • imagebam.comPaul Klee 1879
  • Ty Cobb 1886 - Baseball player
  • Edwin Howard Armstrong 1890
  • George Stevens 1904
  • Christopher Fry 1907
  • Abe Burrows 1910
  • Willy Brandt 1913
  • Betty Grable 1916
  • Lynn Bari 1917
  • Ossie Davis 1917 - Actor
  • Anita O’Day (Colton) 1919
  • Roger Smith 1925 - Actor
  • Lonnie Brooks 1933 - Blues musician
  • Chas (Bryan) Chandler (Animals) 1938 - Musician and manager
  • Sam Andrew 1941 - Musician (Big Brother and the Holding Company)
  • Alan Rudolph 1943 - Writer and director
  • Keith Richards1943 - Musician (Rolling Stones) and possible zombie
  • Steven Spielberg 1947 Movie producer-director
  • Leonard Maltin 1950 - Movie reviewer
  • Gillian Armstrong 1950 - Movie director
  • Martha Johnson (Martha and the Muffins) 1950
  • Elliot Easton 1953 - Musician (The Cars)
  • Ray Liotta 1955 - Actor
  • Brad Pitt 1963 Actor
  • Robson Green 1964
  • Tracy Byrd 1966 - Singer
  • DMX 1970 - Rapper (My Niggaz)
  • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 1971 - Tennis player
    Trish Stratus 1975
  • Katie Holmes 1978 - Actress ("Dawson's Creek")
  • Christina María Aguilera 1980 - Singer
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