Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

de rigueur \duh ri-GUR\, adjective:
  • Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.
De rigueur literally means "of strictness" in French.
 
X-rayted
  • TSA rating for airport, naked body scan images.
Scanner Operator: "Hey Sarge, check out these X-rayted pics that I scanned this afternoon".

History
  • Pikes Peak: explorer Zebulon Pike first spotted the 14,000-foot (4,267 m.) Colorado mountain that eventually bore his name (1806)
  • March to the Sea: Union commander Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman began his attack "into the very bowels of the Confederacy" during the American Civil War (1864)
  • Brazil: became a republic when its emperor, Pedro II, was deposed (1889)
  • Wendy's: the first branch of the fast food chain was opened by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio (1969)
  • Moratorium to end the war in Vietnam: up to an estimated half-million protesters marched peacefully on Washington, DC (1969)
Birthdays
  • William Pitt the Elder 1708 - Known as the Great Commoner, 1st Earl of Chatham
  • Gerhart Hauptmann 1862
  • Georgia O'Keeffe 1887
  • Joseph Wapner 1919
  • Ed Asner 1929
  • Whitman Mayo 1930
  • Petula Clark 1932
  • Jack Burns 1933
  • Joanna Barnes 1934
  • Barry McGuire 1937
  • Sam Waterston 1940
  • Daniel Barenboim 1942 - Israeli pianist and conductor
  • Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) 1945
  • Mitch Easter 1954
  • Beverly D'Angelo 1954
  • Kevin Eubanks 1957
  • E-40 1967
  • ODB (Wu Tang Clan) 1968
  • Jack Ingram 1970
  • Chad Robert Kroeger 1974 - Singer/Guitarist (Nickelback)

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