Sunday, February 05, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

abscond \ab-SKOND\, intransitive verb:
  • To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.
Abscond comes from Latin abscondere, "to conceal," from ab-, abs-, "away" + condere, "to put, to place."
 
Pittsburgh Left
  • Making a left turn just as the light turns green, pulling out before the oncoming traffic. Most people in Pittsburgh allow andencourage this behavior.
"That jagoff wouldn't give me the Pittsburgh left!"
"You should honk"

History
  • United Artists: US film company was founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith; a current version of the studio is owned, in part, by Tom Cruise (1919)
  • Reader's Digest: DeWittand Lila Wallace published their first issue of condensed articles; the pocket-sized volume cost 25 cents (1922)
  • BBC pips: six short tones used to mark the end of the hour were broadcast for the first time from the Royal Greenwich Observatory (1924)
  • Tybee bomb: the US lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Georgia; some 14 nuclear weapons are known to be missing from the US arsenal alone (1958)
  • Kelly Ripa became Regis Philbin's cohost. The show was renamed to "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (2001)
Birthdays
  • John Jeffries 1744
  • Robert Peel 1788
  • Felix Mendelssohn 1809
  • John Boyd Dunlop 1840
  • Belle Starr 1848
  • Andre-Gustave Citroen 1878
  • Adlai Stevenson 1900
  • John Carradine 1906
  • William Burroughs 1914
  • Red Buttons (Aaron Chwatt) 1919
  • Andrew Greeley 1928
  • Hal Blaine 1929
  • Don Goldie 1930
  • Claude King 1933
  • Henry "Hank" Aaron 1934
  • Stuart Damon 1937
  • Jane Bryant Quint 1937
  • imagebam.comH.R. Giger 1940
  • Stephen Cannell 1940
  • David Selby 1941
  • Barrett Strong 1941
  • Roger Staubach 1942
  • Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) 1942
  • Al Kooper 1944
  • J.R. Cobb 1944
  • Charles Winfield (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 1944
  • Charlotte Rampling 1946
  • David Ladd 1947
  • Barbara Hershey 1948
  • Christopher Guest 1948
  • Nigel Olsson (Elton John) 1949
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh1962
  • Duff McKagan (Guns 'N Roses) 1964
  • Chris Baron (Spin Doctors) 1968
  • Bobby Brown 1969
  • Michael Sheen 1969 (Lucian from Underworld)
  • Sara Evans 1971
  • Bjorn Bores 1974

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