eschew \es-CHOO\, transitive verb:
- To shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful).
Eschew comes from Old French eschiver, ultimately of Germanic origin, scheuchen.
- One of the options for "Relationship Status" on Facebook. Refers to a couple in an ambiguous state between "friends" and "in a relationship". May also be used to indicate dissatisfaction with an existing relationship.
If someone changes their status from "In a Relationship" to "It's Complicated", expect them to be "Single" and "Looking for Random Play" soon.
- 1933 - The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January.
- 1935 - Monopoly: the popular board game first went on sale
- 1959 - The U.S., for the first time, successfully test-fired a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.
- 1971 - NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft (Apollo 14) and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon.
- 1990 - Billy Idol broke several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result he could not appear in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" in a major role.
- 1998 - Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. President Ronald Reagan with the signing of a bill by U.S. President Clinton.
- 1998 - Falco died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.
- Rip Torn 1931
- Natalie Cole 1950
- Jon Walmsley 1956
- Kathy Najimy 1957
- Robert Townsend 1957
- Barry Miller 1958