Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

myopia \mahy-OH-pee-uh\, noun:
  1. an abnormal eye condition in which only closeup objects are seen clearly; nearsightedness
  2. shortsightedness; lack of foresight
by 1727, medical Latin, from Late Greek myopia, from myops "near-sighted," from myein "to shut" + ops "eye"
 
Valentime's Day

  • The 14th of February. It falls on the same day as [Valentine's Day] except this one is only celebrated by 5 year olds.
My daughter rocks, she got Valentimes from all the boys at school on Valentime's Day.

Holiday
  • St. Valentine's Day: celebrated in various American and European countries by the exchange of valentines or love tokens. Also called Valentine's Day. (now go get some ass!)
History
  • St. Valentine's Day massacre: seven gangsters were killed as Al Capone's gang ambushed Bugs Moran's (1929)
  • ENIAC: "Giant Brain" Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was unveiled at theUniversity of Pennsylvania (1946)
  • fatwa: edict was issued by Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urging Muslims to kill Satanic Versesauthor Salman Rushdie (1989)
  • NEAR Shoemaker: space probe went into orbit around 433 Eros, becoming the first craft to orbit an asteroid (2000)
  • Dolly the sheep: the first cloned mammal was put to sleep at age 6.5, suffering from lung cancer (2003)
Birthdays
  • Christopher Sholes 1819
  • George Ferris 1859
  • John Barrymore 1882
  • Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky) 1894 - Comedian
  • James Pike 1913
  • Jimmy Hoffa 1913
  • Mel Allen (Israel) 1913
  • Hugh Downs 1921
  • Skeezix Wallet 1921
  • Cesare Siepi 1923
  • Donna Atwood 1923
  • Elliot Lawrence 1925
  • Frank Borman 1928
  • Phyllis McGuire 1931 - Singer (The McGuire Sisters)
  • Vic Morrow 1932
  • Florence Henderson 1934 - Actress ("The Brady Bunch")
  • Andrew Prine 1936
  • Razzy Bailey 1939
  • Lillie Bryant 1940 - Singer (Billy & Lillie)
  • Ricardo Rodriguez 1942
  • Michael Bloomberg 1942 - New York City Mayor
  • Bob Murphy 1943
  • Maceo Parker 1943
  • Alan Parker 1944 - Director
  • Carl Bernstein 1944 - Journalist
  • Gregory Hines 1946
  • Pat O'Brien 1948 - Television personality
  • Teller 1948 - Comedian, magician (Pen and Teller)
  • Ewa Aulin 1949
  • Roger Fisher 1950 - Musician (Heart)
  • Jo Jo (Alicia) Starbuck 1951
  • Michael Doucet (Beausoleil) 1951
  • Ken Wahl 1957 - Actor ("Wiseguy")
  • Meg Tilly 1960 - Actress ("The Big Chill," "Agnes of God")
  • Jim Kelly 1960 - Football player
  • Dwayne Wiggins 1961
  • Zach Galligan 1963
  • Enrico Colantoni 1963
  • Rickey Wolking 1966 - Musician (The Nixons)
  • Manuela Maleeva 1967
  • Elaine Youngs 1970
  • Simon Pegg 1970 - Actor
  • Drew Bledsoe 1972 - Football player
  • Kevin Blades 1972 - Musician (Lit)
  • Rob Thomas 1972 - Musician (Matchbox 20)
  • Steve McNair 1973

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