Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

blandishment \BLAN-dish-muhnt\, noun:
  • Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
Blandishment ultimately comes from Latin blandiri, "to flatter, caress, coax," from blandus, "flattering, mild."
 
microwait
  • Consequence of the lunchtime rush for the microwave in corporate settings.
"I'm going to eat lunch early today, to avoid the microwait."

History
  • Ides of March: Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated, stabbed in the Senate house (44 BCE)
  • blood bank: the first hospital repository of blood was established at Cook County Hospital in Chicago (1937)
    Howard Phillips Lovecraft passes away from cancer. (1937)
  • My Fair Lady: Lerner and Loewe musical debuted on Broadway, starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews (1956)
  • The Godfather: widely considered one of the best films ever made, premiered (1972)
  • symbolics.com: the first Internet domain name was registered (1985)
  • Sedna: the press announced discovery of the "tenth planet," the farthest celestial body in the solar system (2004)
Birthdays
  • Andrew Jackson (U.S.) 1767
  • Emil von Behring 1854
  • Jimmy McPartland 1907
  • Samuel "Lightnin" Hopkins 1912
  • Macdonald Carey 1913
  • Harry James 1916
  • Norm Van Brocklin (NFL) 1926
  • Alan L. Bean 1932 - Astronaut
  • Cecil Taylor 1933
  • Judd Hirsch 1935
  • Jimmy Lee Swaggert 1935
  • Phil Lesh 1940 - Musician (The Grateful Dead)
  • Mike Love 1941 - Musician (The Beach Boys)
  • David Costell 1944 - Musician (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
  • Sly Stone 1944 - Musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
  • Tracy Smith 1945
  • Bobby Bonds 1946
  • Howard Scott 1946 - Musician (War)
  • Ry Cooder 1947 - Musician
  • Dee Snider 1953 - Musician (Twisted Sister)
  • Craig Wasson 1954
  • Park Overall 1957
  • Harold Baines 1959 - Baseball player (MLB)
  • Fabio 1961 - Model
  • Terry Cummings 1961 - Basketball player (NBA)
  • Terence Trent D'Arby 1962 - Singer
  • Bret Michaels 1963 - Musician (Poison)
  • Rockwell (Kenneth Gordy) 1964 - Singer
  • Mark McGrath 1968 - Singer (Sugar Ray)
  • Kim Raver 1969 - Actress ("24")
  • Mark Hoppus 1972 - Musician (Blink 182)
  • Eva Longoria 1975 - Actess ("Desperate Housewives")
  • will.i.am 1975 - Musician (Black Eyed Peas)
  • Joseph "Joe" Hahn 1977 - Musician (Linkin Park)
  • Kevin Youkilis 1979 - Baseball player
  • Young Buck 1981 - Rapper
  • Kellan Lutz 1985 - Actor ("Twilight")
  • Caitlin Wachs 1989


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