gest \JEST\, noun:
- A notable deed or exploit.
- Archaic: A metrical romance or history.
Gest shares the same roots as jest, "to joke," from the Latin gerrere, "to carry on."
or the terrorists have won
- the best excuse to get what you want.
Continue buying SUVs or the terrorists have won.
Repeal the Constitution or the terrorists have won.
Dance naked in front of me or the terrorists have won.
- Jadwiga: blonde blue-eyed beauty became "king" of Poland (1384)
- Battle of Cajamarca: conquistador Francisco Pizarro massacred thousands of Incas in a surprise attack in Peru, and captured the emperor Atahualpa (1532)
- Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac (1764)
- Federal Reserve System formally opens in the US (1914)
- US-USSR relations: FDR extended formal diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union (1933)
- Sound of Music: the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway (1959)
- Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit (1973)
- Burgess Meredith 1908
- Daws Butler 1916
- Clu Gulager 1928
- Hubert Sumlin 1931
- Elizabeth Drew 1935
- Joanna Pettet 1944
- Steve Railsback 1948
- David Leisure 1950
- Mani (The Stone Roses) 1962
- Zina Garrison-Jackson 1963
- Dwight Gooden (MLB) 1964
- Lisa Bonet 1967
- Martha Plimpton 1970
- Oksana Baiul 1977