selenology, \sel-uh-NOL-uh-jee\, noun
- the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.
Origin: Selenology stems from the Greek word for "moon," selḗnē. In English, the combining form seleno- means "moon"; the combining form -logy is used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.
- archaic: farts brought on by eating whale blubber in the dead of winter; you cannot escape them by going outdoors because its too cold.
- modern: when one farts and the victims can't escape because it's too cold outside
1. His arctic farts cleared the side of the igloo.
- US Supreme Court: held its first session, in NY; John Jay, a Federalist Papers author, presided (1790)
- Grand Central Station opened in New York City (1913)
- Greensboro, NC: four black college students began a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter, where they'd been refused service (1960)
- Ayatollah Khomeini: returned to Tehran after some 15 years of exile; the Iranian Revolution turned the country into an Islamic republic soon after (1979)
- Columbia: space shuttle disintegrated on reentry, killing all seven astronauts aboard (2003)
- wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson, in a duet with Justin Timberlake, caused a stir at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show (2004)
- Paul Blair 1944 - Baseball player
- Dick Snyder 1944 - Basketball player
- Debbie Austin 1948 - Golfer
- Dave Thompson 1949 - Football player
- Rick James 1952 - Singer (Songs: "Cold Blooded" and "Super Freak")
- Bill Mumy 1954 - Actor ("Twilight Zone-The Movie", "The Rockford Files", writer, producer)
- Mike Campbell 1954 - Rock musician (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers)
- Exene Cervenka 1956 - Singer (X)
- Sherilynn Fenn 1965 - Actress ("Twin Peaks")
- Jarrett Lennon 1982 - Actor ("Freaks and Geeks")Lauren Conrad 1986 - reality TV personality