fugacious \fyoo-GAY-shuhs\, adjective:
- Lasting but a short time; fleeting.
Fugacious is derived from Latin fugax, fugac-, "ready to flee, flying; hence, fleeting, transitory," from fugere, "to flee, to take flight." Other words derived from the same root include fugitive, one who flees, especially from the law; refuge, a place to which to flee back (re-, "back"), and hence to safety; and fugue, literally a musical "flight."
- When the temperature in a conference or meeting room is turned way down to ensure that no one will be able to nod off during a meeting.
Dude 1: Man, is the temperature in that room hosed again? My fingers were numb by the end of that staff meeting!
Dude 2: Nah, I saw them jack the temperature down about 20 degrees right before the meeting started. Bob will lull everyone to sleep unless they make it a polarpoint presentation.
- Stamp Act: tax was imposed by Britain on the American colonies; it raised intense opposition (1765)
- hockey: the first Stanley Cup championship game was played; Montreal's Amateur Athletic Association beat the Ottawa Capitals, 3-1 (1894)
- motion pictures: August and Louis Lumière demonstrated the first movies using celluloid film in Paris (1895)
- Equal Rights Amendment: was approved by US Congress; it was never ratified by requisite majority of states (1972)
- Flying Wallendas: patriarch Karl Wallenda fell to his death from a tightrope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico (1978)
- Hale-Bopp: comet passed the closest to Earth till the year 4397 at a distance of 1.315 AU (1997)
- Sir Anthony Van Dyke 1599
- Wilfrid Brambell 1912
- Karl Malden 1913 - Actor
- Virginia Grey 1917
- Ross Martin 1920
- Werner Klemperer 1920
- J.P. McCarthy 1933
- M. Emmett Walsh 1935 - Actor
- Glen Campbell 1936
- Tom Flores 1937 - Football player
- Johnny Ferguson 1937
- Cole Hauser 1975 - Actor
- Reese Witherspoon 1976 - Actress ("American Psycho")