Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

auscultation \aw-skuhl-TEY-shuhn\, noun:
  • The act of listening to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.
The Latin roots of auscultation have been buried in English. The word auscultāre meant "to hear or to listen" from the root auris which meant "ear." The suffix -ion forms nouns from stems, as in communication and opinion.
 
defecately
  • A more dignified way to say "Shit Yeah!" so you don't sound uneducated in the presence of others.
"Excuse me, fine sir, but would you perhaps like a spot of tea?"
"Oh, defecately, that would please me so."



Holiday
  • Lincoln's Birthday (USA)
History
  • Chile: Santiago, the capital city, was founded (1541); country declared independence from Spain (1818)
  • Lady Jane Grey: was beheaded for treason, after a nine-day reign as queen of England (1554)
  • NAACP: early civil rights organization was founded (1909)
  • the Last Emperor: the Republic of China banished 7-year-old Qing emperor Puyi to the Forbidden City (1912)
  • Dracula: the horror film starring Bela Lugosi premiered at the Roxy Theater in NYC (1931)
  • Vietnam War: the first the conflict's American POWs were released (1973)
  • Bill Clinton: impeachment trial ended in Senate acquittal (1999)
  • NEAR Shoemaker: space probe touched down on Eros, becoming the first craft to land upon an asteroid (2001)
  • Mattel: announced the breakup of Barbie and Ken after 43 years (2004)
Birthdays
  • John Winthrop 1588
  • Charles Darwin 1809
  • Abraham Lincoln (U.S.) 1809 - Sixteenth President of the United States
  • Ted Mack (William Maguiness) 1904
  • Tex (Gordon) Beneke 1914
  • Lorne Green 1915
  • Dom DiMaggio 1917 - Baseball player
  • Forrest Tucker 1919
  • Mel Powell 1923
  • Franco Zeffirelli 1923 - Movie director
  • Joe Garagiola 1926 - Baseball broadcaster
  • Bill Russell 1934 - Basketball player
  • Gene McDaniels 1935
  • Joe Don Baker 1936 - Actor
  • Judy Blume 1938 - Author of books for children and young adults.
  • Raymond Manzarek 1939 - Musician (The Doors)
  • Moe Bandy 1944
  • Charles Pasarell 1944
  • Maud Adams 1945
  • Cliff DeYoung 1945 - Actor, musician
  • Joe Schermie 1948 - Musician (Three Dog Night)
  • Michael Ironside 1950
  • Steve Hackett 1950 - Musician (Genesis)
  • Michael McDonald 1952 - Musician (Doobie Brothers)
  • Simon MacCorkindale 1952
  • Joanna Kerns 1953 - Actress ("Growing Pains")
  • Arsenio Hall 1955 - Actor, comedian , talk show host
  • Christine Elise 1965 - Actress ("Beverly Hills 90210")
  • Josh Brolin 1968 - Actor ("No Country for Old Men")
  • Chynna Phillips 1968 - Musician (Wilson Phillips)
  • Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies)1970
  • Keri Lewis 1971 - Musician (Mint Condition)
  • Jesse Spencer 1979 - Actor ("House")
  • Juan Carlos 1980
  • Christina Ricci 1980 - Actress

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