Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

marginalia \mahr-juh-NEY-lee-uh\, noun:
  • Notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter.
Marginalia derives from the Latin marginalis, "the space or edge of something, or something of little importance."
 
Backseat Browser
  • Anyone who sits behind a someone who is browsing the Internet while continuously instructing them on what to click on or what to type into the address/search bar. Most appropriately applied when the advice or commands are unsolicited and/or unwarranted.
Matt grew increasingly frustrated with Patrick, acting as a Backseat Browser, when he wouldn't stop telling Matt what links he should click on next.

Holiday
  • World Penguin Day

History
  • guillotine: highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier was beheaded in France's first public execution-by-guillotine (1792)
  • Suez Canal: ground was broken on the waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea (1859)
  • license plates: were required on cars in New York State — the first time in the US (1901)
  • United Nations: delegates met in San Francisco to organize the international body (1945)
  • double helix: in the magazine Nature, Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid," which described the structure of DNA (1953)
Birthdays
  • Oliver Cromwell 1599 - English military and political leader
  • Guglielmo Marconi 1874 - Italian inventor (radio telegraph system)
  • Edward R. Murrow 1908 - American broadcast journalist
  • Earl Bostic 1913 - Musician
  • Sal Franzella 1915 - Musician
  • Jerry Barber 1916 - Golfer
  • Ella Fitzgerald 1918 - Vocalist, known as "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella"
  • Robert Q. Lewis 1920 - Radio and television personality, game show host, actor
  • Albert King 1923 - Musician
  • Anita Bjorak 1923 - Actress
  • Melissa Hayden 1923 - Dancer
  • Vassar Clements 1928 - Musician
  • Paul Mazursky 1930 - Actor, director
  • Willis "Gator" Jackson 1932 - Saxaphonist
  • Meadowlark Lemon 1932 - Basketball player, Harlem Globetrotters
  • Jerry Leiber 1933 - Songwriter
  • Anthony Lukas 1933 - Journalist, author
  • Al Pacino 1940 - Actor
  • Stu Cook 1945 - Musician (CCR)
  • Bjorn Ulvaeus 1945 - Musician (Abba)
  • Talia Shire 1946 - Actress ("The Godfather", "Rocky" film series)
  • Jeffrey De Munn 1947 - Actor ("The Green Mile", "The Shawshank Redemption")
  • Michael Brown 1949 - Musician (The Left Banke)
  • Hank Azaria 1964 - Actor
  • Andy Bell 1964 - Musician (Erasure)
  • James Barbour 1965 - Actor, singer ("A Tale of Two Cities")
  • Eric Avery 1965 - Musician (Jane's Addiction)
  • Jane Clayson 1967 - Television host, journalist, author
  • Renée Zellweger 1969 - Actress
  • Jason Lee 1970 - Actor ("My Name is Earl")
  • Emily Bergl 1975 - Actress ("The Rage: Carrie 2")
  • Tim Duncan 1976 - Basketball player
  • Sara Paxton 1988 - Actress

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