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Whose Birthday Is It? January 20, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 20, 2021

Allan Haines Lockheed (1889) Though Malcolm and Allan Loughead attended only elementary school, the mechanically gifted brothers built their first airplane in 1913. Malcolm soon left the industry, but Allan persisted. Though several of his aircraft companies failed, his name—with the spelling changed to Lockheed—would eventually be connected to one of the world’s largest aerospace manufacturers. Who once turned down a flight in Lockheed’s first plane by saying he would not fly in any plane “for all the money in California”? More…

by · January 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 20, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 20, 2021

I have made a plan for my life, as I am in my teens, and no more a child. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

by · January 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 20, 2021

Word of the Day: January 20, 2021

dustup Definition: (noun) An angry dispute. Synonyms: quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words Usage: The teacher put a stop to the boys’ dustup before it could come to blows. Discuss.

by · January 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR MORE GUN SAFETY AWARENESS AFTER CHILD SUFFERS SELF-INFLICTED GUN SHOT TO HEAD

Bronx, NY- Today New York City Council Member and Majority Whip Fernando Cabrera called for stronger gun safety awareness efforts for registered weapons.   “Today an eight-year-old child accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in […]

by · January 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 19, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 19, 2021

Janis Joplin (1943) Joplin began singing folk rock in Texas bars after running away from home at the age of 17. In 1966, she moved to San Francisco and became lead vocalist of the rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band catapulted Joplin to stardom. By the late 1960s, she was almost as well known for her unconventional lifestyle as for her gritty, memorable vocals. Before her death from a heroin overdose at 27, she released hit albums with two other bands beside Big Brother. What were they called? More…

by · January 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 19, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 19, 2021

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

by · January 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 19, 2021

Word of the Day: January 19, 2021

induct Definition: (verb) Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position. Synonyms: seat, invest Usage: There was a ceremony to induct the president of the academy. Discuss.

by · January 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board

Bronx Chronical Editorial

Hello Bronx Chronicle Readers, I was elated to be asked to write a story and contribute to the editorial column.  The editor had read some previous writing I did. I was excited, I immediately called my wife to tell her […]

by · January 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board

BP Campaign Filing Councilman Fernando Cabrera

Fernando Cabrera Brings in more than $854,000 in the latest Campaign Filing Cabrera builds momentum for Bronx Borough President race, relies on grassroots supporters and the public matching system to fundraise Bronx, NY- On Friday, Council Member Fernando Cabrera’s campaign for […]

by · January 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 15, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 15, 2021

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809) Believed to have been the first person to call himself an anarchist, Proudhon was a French journalist and social theorist best known for his radical assertion that “property is theft.” Originally a printer, he joined the socialist movement after moving to Paris in 1838. There, he published radical newspapers and was imprisoned. His writings were deeply influential within the anarchist movement. In his famous essay “What is Government?” how does Proudhon define what it means to be governed? More…

by · January 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 15, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 15, 2021

There certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

by · January 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 15, 2021

Word of the Day: January 15, 2021

pooh-bah Definition: (noun) An arrogant or conceited person of importance. Synonyms: high-muck-a-muck Usage: The self-appointed pooh-bah of our little society, Shirley oversees every one of our projects and, naturally, nothing ever gets done. Discuss.

by · January 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2021

Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832) Alger was an American author who wrote more than 100 children’s books. Highly formulaic, each taught that through honesty, perseverance, and hard work, poor but virtuous lads could prevail in life. Published in 1868, the first of those books, Ragged Dick, was an immediate success. Despite the weaknesses of Alger’s writing, his books ultimately sold more than 20 million copies, making him one of the most popular writers of the 19th century. What ended Alger’s previous career as a minister? More…

by · January 13, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 13, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 13, 2021

Light is the task where many share the toil. Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

by · January 13, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 13, 2021

Word of the Day: January 13, 2021

aseptic Definition: (adjective) Free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms. Synonyms: sterile Usage: The use of aseptic instruments in the operating room has significantly reduced the incidence of postsurgical infections. Discuss.

by · January 13, 2021 · Bulletin Board