Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


forfend \for-FEND\, transitive verb;
also forefend: 
1. a. (Archaic) To prohibit; to forbid.
b. To ward off; to prevent; to avert.
2. To defend; to protect; to preserve.

Forfend is from Middle English forfenden, from for-, "for-" + fenden, "to ward off."

cock block

  • One who prevents another from scoring sexually.
Trudy and Dan frequently had time alone but her cockblocking roommate ruined any chances they had to have sex.

Veterans Day: an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
  • Mayflower Compact: was signed by the 41 free male Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, setting up the basis of the Plymouth colony government (1620)
  • The Great Blue Norther of 11/11/11: freak temperature highs and lows were recorded across the US, many in the same cities (1911)
  • Armistice Day: WWI fighting came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed a peace treaty (1918)
  • Tomb of the Unknowns: the first unknown soldier in this tomb was interred in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (1921); a nameless soldier who died on the Somme during WWI was entombed in the New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior — his tomb now reads ""An Unknown New Zealand Warrior/ He Toa Matangaro No Aotearoa" (2004)
  • U.S. Route 66: "the Main Street of America," stretching from Chicago to California, was established (1926)
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821
  • Thomas Aldrich 1870
  • Ernest Ansermet 1883
  • George Patton 1885
  • Pat O'Brien 1899
  • Alger Hiss 1904
  • Robert Ryan 1909
  • Stubby Kaye 1918
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1922
  • Jonathan Winters 1925
  • Mose Allison 1927
  • Lavern Baker 1929
  • Bibi (Birgitta) Andersson 1935
  • Narvel Felts 1938
  • Denise Alexander 1945
  • Chris Dreja (Yardbirds) 1945
  • imagebam.comVince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) 1945
  • Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) 1944
  • Pat Daugherty (Black Oak Arkansas) 1947
  • Jim Peterik (Survivor) 1950
  • Fuzzy Zoeller 1951
  • Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) 1952
  • Marshall Crenshaw 1953
  • Andy Partridge (XTC) 1953
  • Dave Alvin 1955
  • Ian Marsh (Human League) 1956
  • Stanley Tucci 1960
  • Demi Moore 1962
  • Mic Michaeli (Europe) 1962
  • Philip McKeon 1964
  • Calista Flockhart 1964
  • Scott Mercado (Candlebox) 1964
  • Wyatt Pauley (Linear) 1968
  • Ronnie Devoe (New Edition; Bell Biv Devoe) 1968
  • Peta Wilson 1970
  • Leonardo DiCaprio 1974
  • Rachel Sterling (aka Angel Veil) 1979