Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

aesopian \ee-SOH-pee-uhn\, adjective:
1. Conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like.
2. Pertaining to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables.
Aesopian gets this general sense from its original meaning as a reference to the inferential nature of Aesop's fables.
 
Gate Massage
  • A TSA pat-down with a "happy landing."
I got a gate massage at the airport today. I feel great!
 
History 
  • freedom of the press: a legal precedent was established when newspaper editor John Peter Zenger was acquitted of seditious libel; he had published criticism of the colonial governor of New York (1735)
  • US Coast Guard: was launched as the Revenue-Marine, later called the Revenue Cutter Service (1790)
  • Anne Frank: teenage Jewish diarist was discovered, along with her family, by Nazis; their hiding place was revealed by a Dutch informant and they were sent to concentration camps, where most perished (1944)
  • Burkina Faso: West African republic received its new name meaning "land of upright people"; it was formerly called Upper Volta (1984)
Birthdays
  • Joseph Scaliger 1540 - French religious leader and scholar
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - Poet
  • Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon 1900 - Known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
  • Louis Armstrong 1901 - Musician, singer
  • Glenn Cunningham 1909 - Olympic runner
  • William Howard Shumam 1910 - Composer
  • Raoul Wallenberg 1912 - Swlitedish humanitarian during World War II
  • Wesley Addy 1913 - Actor
  • Helen Thomas 1920 - Journalist
  • Herb Ellis 1921 - Musician
  • Dallas Green 1934 - Singer, songwriter
  • Joe Leonard 1934 - Motorcycle racer and racecar driver
  • Elsbeary Hobbs 1936 - Musician (The Drifters)
  • Frankie Ford 1939 - Musician, singer
  • Timi Yuro 1940 - Singer
  • Richard Belzer 1944 - Actor, comedian ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit")
  • Klaus Schultze 1947 - Musician (Tangerine Dream)
  • John Riggins 1949 - Football player
  • Kristoffer Tabori 1952 - Actor
  • Maire Ni Bhraaonion 1952 - Musician (Clannad)
  • Billy Bob Thornton 1955 - Actor
  • Mary Slaney (Mary Teresa Decker) 1958 - Runner
  • Kym Karath 1958 - Actress ("The Sound of Music")
  • Ian Broudie 1958 - Musician (Lightning Seeds)
  • Allison Adelle Hedge Coke - Poet, author (books)
  • Robbin Crosby 1959 - Musician (RATT)
  • Barack Hussein Obama1961 - 44th President of the United States / worst president EVER
  • Roger Clemens 1962 - Baseball player
  • Paul Reynolds 1962 - Musician (A Flock of Seagulls)
  • Dennis Lehane 1965 - Author
  • Rob Cieka 1968 - Musician (Boo Radleys)
  • Daniel Dae Kim 1968 - Actor ("Lost") 
  • Michael DeLuise 1969 - Actor
  • Jeff Gordon 1971 - Race car driver
  • Marques Houston 1981 - Musician (Immature)
  • Dylan Sprouse 1992 - Actor
  • Cole Sprouse 1992 - Actor

 
 
 

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