burlesque \ber-LESK\, adjective:
1. Involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject.
1. Any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature.2. A humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus.
Burlesque comes from the Italian burlesco, "to jest."
- The bad taste in your mouth just after waking up from a nap.
"*Yawn* Man I just woke up and now I have nap mouth, god damn."
- United States Constitution: the supreme law of the land was signed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (1787)
- Norton I: Joshua Abraham Norton, a native Englishman who ended up in San Francisco, declared himself emperor of the United States (1859)
- Battle of Antietam: bloody day — 23,000 killed — of carnage during the American Civil War (1862)
- Lt. Thomas Selfridge: became the first person to die in an airplane crash, in a plane piloted by Orville Wright (1908)
- M*A*S*H: the TV show whose final episode remains the top-viewed program on American TV debuted (1972)
- Ben Turpin 1874
- J. (John) Marriott 1900
- Esther Ralston 1902
- Dolores Costello 1904
- Chaim Herzog (Israel) 1918
- Hank Williams, Sr. (Hiram King "Hank" Williams) 1923 - Country music performer
- Bill Black 1926
- Brother Jack McDuff 1926
- George Blanda 1927
- Roddy McDowall 1928
- Sil Austin 1929
- Pat Crowley 1929
- Anne Bancroft 1931