Monday, November 05, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

cantrip \KAHN-trip\, noun:
1. Chiefly Scot. A magic spell; trick by sorcery.
2. Chiefly British. Artful shamming meant to deceive.
Cantrip is of uncertain origin, but it is most likely a variation of the Old English word calcatrippe which referred to both a plant and a type of iron ball used to block calvary in warfare.
  • A professional athlete that achieves celebrity status, especially a professional in action sports.
Yo Rob Dyrdek is tight as hell, but it sucks that hes all prolebrity now.

Shaun White has given gingers something to be proud of. It's rad that they have their own prolebrity, man.
  • Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.
  • Susan B. Anthony: the suffragist attempted to vote in the 1872 presidential election although women were not allowed to; she was fined $100 but refused to pay (1872)
  • Monopoly: the popular Parker Brothers board game was released (1935)
  • FDR: beat Wendell Wilkie to win an unprecedented third term as US president (1940)
  • Ella Grasso: Connecticut woman became the first female to be elected governor of a US state without succeeding her husband (1974); Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman representative, was elected to Congress (1968)
  • Saddam Hussein: the Iraqi dictator was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity (2006)
  • Eugene Victor Debs 1855
  • Will Durant 1885
  • Alfred Neale 1891
  • Raymond Loewy 1893
  • Joel McCrea 1905
  • Natalie Schafer 1912
  • Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye) 1912
  • Vivien Leigh 1913
  • John McGiver 1913
  • Myron Floren 1918
  • Ike Turner 1931
  • Billy Sherrill 1936
  • Chris Robinson 1938
  • Elke Sommer 1940
  • Art Garfunkel 1941
  • Sam Shepard 1943
  • Gram Parsons (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) 1946
  • Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) 1947
  • Armin Shimermin 1949
  • Bill Walton 1952
  • Jon-Erik Hexum 1958
  • Robert Patrick 1958
  • Bryan Adams 1959
  • Tatum O'Neal 1963
  • Andrea McArdle 1963
  • Famke Janssen 1964
  • Angelo Moore (Fishbone) 1965
  • Mark Hunter (James) 1968
  • Corin Nemec 1971
  • Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) 1971
  • Ryan Adams (Whiskeytown) 1974
  • Heather Kinley (The Kinleys) 1978
  • Jennifer Kinley (The Kinleys) 1978
  • Jeremy Lelliott 1982