Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

scupper \SKUHP-er\, verb:
  1. Informal. to prevent from happening or succeeding; ruin; wreck.
  2. Military. to overwhelm; surprise and destroy, disable, or massacre.
Scupper first entered English as a nautical noun in the late 1400s. The verb senses did not enter English until the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
 
Irish handcuffs
  • when a person is carrying an alcoholic beverage in both hands at the same time.
Hemish O'Maley was in Irish handcuffs last night at the pub. He always had a Guinness in each hand.

History
  • bank robbery: the first recorded bank heist took place in NYC; Edward Smith escaped with some $245,000, but was later caught and imprisoned (1831)
  • SS Georgiana: Confederate ship was wrecked (1863); it was discovered on the same date in 1965 by underwater archeologist E. Lee Spence in his teenage years
  • 25th Academy Awards: was the first televised Oscar ceremony (1953)
  • Sarajevo: became a reunited city after four years when the Serbs were ousted by the Moslem-Croatians
  • invasion of Iraq: began (on March 20 local time in Iraq, 2003)
  • GRB 080319B: gamma-ray burst was detected, thus setting a record for farthest object that could be seen by the naked eye (2008)
Birthdays
  • William Bradford 1589
  • David Livingston 1813
  • Sir Richard Burton 1821
  • Albert Ryder 1847
  • Wyatt Earp 1848
  • William Jennings Bryan 1860
  • Charles M. Russell 1864
  • Edith Nourse Rogers 1881
  • Earl Warren 1891
  • Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabley 1894
  • John Sirica 1904
  • Adolph Eichmann 1906
  • Patricia Morrison 1914
  • Irving Wallace 1916
  • Martha Carson 1921
  • Tige Andrews 1923
  • Hans Kung 1928 - Theologian
  • Patrick McGoohan 1928 - Actor, director
  • Gene Taylor 1929
  • Bill Henderson 1930
  • Ornette Coleman 1930 - Jazz saxophonist
  • Gay Brewer Jr. 1932
  • Philip Roth 1933 - Author
  • Renee Taylor 1933 - Actress
  • Nancy Malone 1935
  • Phyllis Newman 1935 - Actress, singer
  • Ursula Andress 1936 - Actress
  • Clarence "Frogman" Henry 1937 - Singer
  • imagebam.comRobin Luke 1942
  • Paul Atkinson 1946 - Musician (The Zombies)
  • Ruth Pointer 1946 - Singer (The Pointer Sisters)
  • Glenn Close 1947 - Actress
  • Chris Brubeck 1952
  • Bruce Willis 1955 - Actor ("Die Hard", "The Sixth Sense")
  • Derek Longmuir 1955 - (The Bay City Rollers)
  • Terry Hall 1959 - (Specials, Fun Boy 3, Colourfield)
  • Gert Bettens 1970 - Musician (K's Choice)
  • Vida Guerra 1974 - bootay model
  • Zach Lind 1976 - Musician (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Anne V 1987 - Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
  • Craig Lamar Traylor 1989 - Actor ("Malcolm in the Middle")

   
  
 
 

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