cakewalk \KEYK-wawk\, noun:
1. Something easily accomplished.2. A 19th-century African-American tradition in which walkers performing the most accomplished or amusing steps won cakes as prizes.3. The music that accompanies such a competition.
The origin of cakewalk lies in the 19th century African-American tradition where a cake was given as a prize for the fanciest steps in a procession. The phrases "piece of cake" and "take the cake" may derive from the cakewalk.
- is the reluctant act of pulling ones wallet out as a sign of willingness to pay for a meal you assumed was a treat.
"Mike, put that thing away, dinner is on me tonight."
"But it's so expensive."
"Dude, seriously, chill out with the wallet threat.
- Battle of Little Bighorn: Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men were killed by Indians in what became known as "Custer's Last Stand" (1876)
- Douglas Hyde: became the first president of Ireland (1938)
- Korean War: broke out when the communist North invaded the South (1950)
- Yugoslavia: former republics Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence (1991)
- Mir space station: was struck by an unmanned Progress spacecraft (1997)
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Teheran mayor was elected president of Iran (2005)
- Michael Jackson: the "King of Pop" died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles. (2009)
- Rosie O'Neill 1874
- Henry "Hap" Arnold 1886
- George Abbott 1887
- Lord Louis Mountbatten (Burma) 1900
- Anne Revere 1903
- George Orwell 1903
- Peter Lind Hayes 1915
- Johnny Smith 1922
- Dorothy Gilman 1923
- Sidney Lumet 1924
- June Lockhart 1925
- Eddie Floyd (Falcons) 1935
- Barbara Montgomery 1939
- Clint Warwick (The Moody Blues) 1940
- Willis Reed 1942
- Carly Simon 1945
- Ian McDonald (Foreigner) 1946
- Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) 1946
- Jimmy Walker 1947
- Michael Lembeck 1948
- Phyllis George 1949
- Tim Finn (Split Enz) 1952
- George Michael 1963
- Dikembe Mutombo 1966
- Richie Rich 1967
- Albert Costa 1975
- Linda Cardellini 1975