- Devouring; voracious.
EtymologyFrom Latin edere (to eat). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ed- (to eat, to bite) that has given other words such as edible, comestible, obese, etch, fret, and postprandial.
- Where people go to avoid a future addiction.
- Samoset: Native American man made a sudden appearance among the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony, greeting them in English (1622)
- West Point: the US Military Academy was established; graduates include US presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1802)
- The Scarlet Letter: Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel about adultery, loyalty and labeling was published (1850)
- Robert Goddard: physicist launched the first liquid fuel rocket, in Auburn, Massachusetts; "Nell" the rocket traveled 2.5 seconds and landed in a cabbage field (1926)
- My Lai massacre: US soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in the Vietnam village of My Lai (1968)
- James Madison 1751 - Fourth president of the United States. Born in Port Conway, VA.
- George S. Ohm 1787
- Conrad Nagel 1896
- Henny Youngman 1906
- Leo McKern 1920
- Ruby (Rueben) Braff 1927
- Chuck Woolery 1941 - Game show host ("Love Connection", "Lingo")
- Jerry Jeff Walker 1942 - Singer, songwriter
- Victor Garber 1949 - Actor
- Kate Nelligan 1951 - Actress
- Ray Benson 1951 - Country singer (Asleep at the Wheel)
- Hollis Stacy 1954 - Golfer
- Nancy Wilson 1954 - Musician (Heart)
- Brooke Burns 1978 - Actress ("Baywatch"), game show host ("Dog Eat Dog")