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Whose Birthday Is It? October 13, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? October 13, 2021

Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821) A German pathologist, anthropologist, and statesman, Virchow contributed to nearly every branch of medical science, was a member of the Prussian lower house and later the Reichstag, and was a leader of the liberal party opposed to Bismarck. He coined the terms “thrombosis” and “embolism” and supported emerging ideas on cell division and metabolism. Despite his many contributions, which earned him the appellation “Father of Modern Pathology,” he rejected the notion that what causes diseases? More…

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

Quote of the Day: October 13, 2021

History is made by men, but they do not make it in their heads. The ideas that are born in their consciousness play an insignificant part in the march of events. History is dominated and determined by the tool and the production—by the force of economic conditions. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

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

Word of the Day: October 13, 2021

tawdry Definition: (adjective) Tastelessly showy. Synonyms: flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, trashy, brassy, cheap Usage: It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake. Discuss.

by · October 13, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 12, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? October 12, 2021

Luciano Pavarotti (1935) Originally a schoolteacher, Pavarotti only began his vocal training in his 20s but nevertheless became one of the most successful tenors of all time. He made his professional debut in 1961 and then debuted at La Scala in 1965 and the Metropolitan Opera in 1968. A popular favorite, Pavarotti was noted for the rich and ringing clarity of his voice as well as for his immense personal charm. At the peak of his career, his concerts drew hundreds of thousands of attendees. Where did he last perform? More…

by · October 12, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 12, 2021

Quote of the Day: October 12, 2021

Nothing can be so quick and sudden as the operations of the mind, especially when hope, or fear, or jealousy, to which the two others are but journeymen, set it to work. Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

by · October 12, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 12, 2021

Word of the Day: October 12, 2021

supine Definition: (adjective) Inactive, passive, or inert, especially from indolence or indifference. Synonyms: lethargic, passive, apathetic, listless Usage: No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried. Discuss.

by · October 12, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association presents our October 2021 meeting!

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association presents our October 2021 meeting!

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Office of the Bronx County District Attorney, 718-590-2236

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Police Officer in Shooting Involving Two Off-Duty Cops

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER IN SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO OFF-DUTY COPS            Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for Attempted Murder in the first degree and additional […]

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 11, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? October 11, 2021

François Mauriac (1885) The strict Catholic upbringing of Nobel Prize-winning French writer François Mauriac had a profound impact on his literary output. His austere, psychological novels, for which he is best known, often grapple with the problems of sin, grace, and salvation, as exemplified in Vipers’ Tangle, his masterpiece. He also wrote polemical works against totalitarianism and fascism in the 1930s, worked with the Resistance during World War II, and later wrote the foreword of what Holocaust memoir? More…

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 11, 2021

Quote of the Day: October 11, 2021

Thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 11, 2021

Word of the Day: October 11, 2021

inviolate Definition: (adjective) Free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage. Synonyms: intact, whole, untouched, undisturbed, unsullied, unpolluted, unstained, undefiled Usage: The old America had only one foreign policy, and that was to hold inviolate the Monroe doctrine. Discuss.

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2021

Rosalba Carriera (1675) One of the greatest Italian portrait and miniature painters of her day, Carriera became known for her miniature portraits on snuffboxes and was an originator of the Rococo style in France and Italy. By the time she was 30, she had been elected to the Academy of St. Luke in Rome, the Academy of Bologna, and the Florence Academy. As her career progressed, she gained a reputation for her pastel portraits and was even commissioned to create one of King Louis XV. What tragedy befell her late in life? More…

by · October 7, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 7, 2021

Quote of the Day: October 7, 2021

Revolutions are usually accompanied by a considerable effusion of blood, but are accounted worth it—this appraisement being made by beneficiaries whose blood had not the mischance to be shed. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 7, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 7, 2021

Word of the Day: October 7, 2021

bewitch Definition: (verb) Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something. Synonyms: hex, jinx, enchant Usage: After reading Harry Potter, I spent hours on end trying to bewitch a broomstick to fly. Discuss.

by · October 7, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Office of the Bronx County District Attorney, 718-590-2236

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted for Manslaughter for Driving Under the Influence and Colliding Into MTA Bus

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND COLLIDING INTO MTA BUS Passenger in Defendant’s Car Was Killed in Crash             Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on Manslaughter, […]

by · October 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board