Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

duplicity \doo-PLIS-i-tee, dyoo-\, noun:
  1. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech; also, an instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
  2. The quality or state of being twofold or double.
Origin: Duplicity comes from Middle English duplicite, from Old French, from Late Latin duplicitās, doubleness, from Latin duplex, duplic-, twofold.
 
Balls out
  • To exude tremendous effort, to try extremely hard.
I decided to slack off and get a B in the class, but Ross went balls out and got a 100%

History 
  • Jefferson Davis: became head of the Confederate States of America (1861)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain's most popular novel — controversial for its colorful language and its depiction of blacks — was published (1885)
  • Academy Awards: first winners were announced (Wings was Best Picture); the awards banquet was held in May (1929)
  • Elm Farm Ollie: became the first cow to fly in an airplane; the trip took place in Missouri and she was milked mid-flight (1930)
  • Pluto: the icy rock demoted from planet to dwarf planet was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh (1930)
  • Robert Philip Hanssen: FBI agent was arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union and, later, Russia; he was sentenced to life without parole (2001)
  • Shani Davis: became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history; he won the men's 1,000-meter speed skating race in Turin (2006)
Birthdays
  • Mary Tudor 1516 - The Queen of England known as "Bloody Mary"
  • Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta 1745
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848 - Glass maker and interior designer
  • Sholem Aleichem 1859
  • Andres Segovia 1894
  • Enzo Ferrari 1898
  • Billy deWolfe 1907
  • Pee Wee King 1914
  • Bill Cullen 1920
  • Jack Palance 1919
  • Helen Gurley Brown 1922 - Author, editor
  • George Kennedy 1925 - Actor
  • Jim McElreath 1928
  • Gahan Wilson 1930
  • Toni Morrison 1931 - Author
  • Milos Forman 1932 - Director
  • Yoko Ono 1933 - Artist, singer (Plastic Ono Band), wife of John Lennon (Beatles)
  • Mary Ure 1933
  • Irma Thomas 1941
  • Herman Santiago 1941 - Musician (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
  • Dennis DeYoung 1947 - Musician (Styx)
  • Sinead Cusack 1948 - Actress
  • John Hughes 1950
  • Cybil Sheppard 1950 - Actress
  • Randy (Veronica) Crawford 1952
  • Juice Newton (Judy Cohen) 1952 - Singer
  • Robbie Bachman 1953 - Musician (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Marty Howe 1954
  • John Travolta 1954 - Actor ("Pulp Fiction")
  • Vanna White 1957 - Game show host ("Wheel of Fortune")
  • Greta Scacchi 1960 - Actress
  • Matt Dillon 1964
  • Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) 1965 - Rapper, music producer, actor
  • Molly Ringwald 1968 - Actress ("Sixteen Candles)
  • Tommy Scott (Space) 1968
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1974 - Tennis player
  • Dorzell Burton 1979
     



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