Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

pule \PYOOL\, intransitive verb:
  • To whimper; to whine.
Pule is perhaps from French piauler, "to whine, to pule," ultimately of imitative origin. 

drop a dime 
  • To snitch on someone. Often, to save their own ass. Comes from the old cost for a payphone call, ten cents.
"John got popped, so he dropped a dime on his supplier and they let him go."

History

  • typewriter: Christopher Sholes received a patent for his new typing machine (1868)
  • Banff National Park: Canada's first national park was signed into law; it is in Alberta, on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains (1887)
  • SAT: standardized college-admission exam was first administered; 8,000 test-takers had 90 minutes to answer 315 questions (1924)
  • Warren E. Burger: was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States; he served until 1986 (1969)
  • John Gotti: the "Teflon don," boss of the Gambino crime family, was sentenced to life in prison (1992)
  • Mr & Mrs Bax0jayz tie the (balloon) knot (2001)
Birthdays
  • Josephine Marinique 1763
  • Irvin Cobb 1876
  • Alfred Kinsey 1894
  • Edward Patrick David 1894
  • Edward P. Morgan 1910
  • Jean Marie Anouilh 1910
  • David Ogilvy 1911
  • Alan Turing 1912
  • Irene Worth 1916
  • Larry Blyden 1925
  • Bob Fosse 1927
  • June Carter Cash 1929
  • Adam Faith 1940
  • Diana Trask 1940
  • Wilma Rudolph 1940
  • James Levine 1943
  • Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) 1944
  • Ted Shackelford 1946
  • Bryan Brown 1947
  • Clarence Thomas 1948
  • Jim Metzler 1954
    Glenn Danzig 1955
  • Randy Jackson (Randall Darius Jackson) 1956 - Musician, judge on "American Idol"
  • Frances McDormand 1957
  • Karin Gustafson 1959
  • Paul La Greca 1962
  • Richard Coles (Communards) 1962
  • Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) 1962
  • Chico DeBarge 1970
  • Selma Blair 1972
  • Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) 1975



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