truckle \TRUHK-uhl\, intransitive verb:
- To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
- A small wheel or roller; a caster.
Truckle is from truckle in truckle bed (a low bed on wheels that may be pushed under another bed; also called a trundle bed), in reference to the fact that the truckle bed on which the pupil slept was rolled under the large bed of the master. The ultimate source of the word is Greek trokhos, "a wheel."
- A weirdo with a beard.
In my travels I am constantly on the lookout for strange new beardos.
I can only hope that someday I will attain beardo status.
- Tri-State Tornado: the deadliest tornado in US history hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana; nearly 700 were killed (1925)
- Gideon v. Wainwright: the US Supreme Court ruled that poor defendants in felony cases have the right to a court-appointed lawyer (1963)
- spacewalk: cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first walk in space; he spent 20 minutes outside, tethered to the spacecraft (1965)
- art theft: the largest museum heist in history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, with the thieves dressed as police officers; it remains unsolved and a $5 million reward is still offered (1990)
- Grover Cleveland 1837
- Neville Chamberlin 1869
- Edward Everett Horton 1886
- William H. Johnson 1901
- Smiley (Lester) Burnette 1911
- Andy Granatelli 1923
- Peter Graves 1926 - Actor
- John Kander 1927 - Composer ("Chicago")
- George Plimpton 1927
- John Updike 1932 - Author
- Frederick W. de Klerk 1936 - Former South African president
- Mark Donohue 1937
- Shashi Kapoor 1938
- Charlie Pride 1938 - Country singer
- Margie Bowes 1941
- Wilson Pickett 1941 - Singer
- Barrie (B.J.) Wilson (Procol Harum) 1947
- Ingemar Stenmark 1956
- James McMurtry 1962
- Jeff LaBar 1963 - Musician (Cinderella)