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The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Rodney K. Moore Award: Honoring Our Veterans Year: 2015 U.S. Air Force Rodney Moore began his military career when he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He became proficient in refueling all aircraft, including fighter jets and transit aircraft. Mr. […]

by · January 7, 2021 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2021

Millard Fillmore (1800) Born in a log cabin in rural New York, Fillmore was compelled to work at an early age to help support his large, impoverished family. Despite his limited education, he became a lawyer and was elected vice president under Zachary Taylor. Upon Taylor’s death in 1850, Fillmore was sworn in as president. His attempt to take a moderate stance on the highly contentious issue of slavery ended his political career. While being fed soup, a dying Fillmore made what remark that turned out to be his last? More…

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

Quote of the Day: January 7, 2021

Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired. Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

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

Word of the Day: January 7, 2021

corpulence Definition: (noun) Bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness. Synonyms: stoutness Usage: The corpulence of the adult pig astounded those who had never seen one before. Discuss.

by · January 7, 2021 · Bulletin Board
BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING MULTIPLE GUNS, AMMUNITION, HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES AND A DRUM-FEEDER

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING MULTIPLE GUNS, AMMUNITION, HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES AND A DRUM-FEEDER

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on multiple weapons possession charges for illegally having five handguns, an ammunition feeding device, and high-capacity magazines in his car.           District Attorney Clark […]

by · January 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2021

Heinrich Schliemann (1822) As a boy, Schliemann loved Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. After making his fortune, he devoted himself at the age of 36 to searching for the ruins of the ancient city of Troy, which played a prominent role in Homer’s account of the Trojan War but was believed to be fictional. In 1873, Schliemann not only found the remains of Troy—verifying the Trojan War’s place in history—but also uncovered the ruins of several other cities that had been built on the same site. Where did he find Troy? More…

by · January 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 6, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 6, 2021

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

by · January 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 6, 2021

Word of the Day: January 6, 2021

feral Definition: (adjective) Of or suggestive of a wild animal. Synonyms: savage Usage: The mugger’s feral scowl was terrifying enough to make me empty my pockets without hesitation. Discuss.

by · January 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 5, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 5, 2021

Constanze Mozart (1762) When famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, he left his beloved 29-year-old wife, Constanze—herself a musician—with two young children and an uncertain financial outlook. Constanze went to work. She arranged for a pension from the emperor, organized memorial concerts, and collaborated on a biography of her late husband. Today, she is recognized as much for her business sense as for her influence on her husband’s music. Which of her sisters did Wolfgang originally pursue? More…

by · January 5, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 5, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 5, 2021

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · January 5, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 5, 2021

Word of the Day: January 5, 2021

linchpin Definition: (noun) A central cohesive source of support and stability. Synonyms: backbone, keystone, mainstay, anchor Usage: Reduced spending is the linchpin of their economic program. Discuss.

by · January 5, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2021

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873) Born into a devout Catholic family, Thérèse entered the convent at Lisieux at age 15. Plagued by depression and guilt, she was prompted by her prioress to write an account of her spiritual development. It describes her “Little Way,” an absolute, childlike surrender to God. After her death at 24, the book was published as Story of a Soul, and her grave became a pilgrimage site. Though its national church does not recognize her as such, Catholics consider her a patron saint of what country? More…

by · January 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: January 2, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 2, 2021

Alliance, n.: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others’ pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · January 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: January 2, 2021

Word of the Day: January 2, 2021

nonplus Definition: (verb) To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do. Synonyms: bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get Usage: He was nonplussed by the sudden announcement that the company where he had worked for the past 20 years was declaring bankruptcy and shutting its doors. Discuss.

by · January 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 30, 2020

Simon Forman (1552) Forman was arguably the most popular occultist, astrologer, and herbalist in Elizabethan London, despite not possessing a medical degree. He kept detailed records of his unorthodox practice, and his diaries have yielded a wealth of historical information—including contemporary accounts of Shakespeare’s plays. He was posthumously implicated in a murder plot that tarnished his reputation and has been characterized as either evil or a quack. What 1611 event is he said to have accurately predicted? More…

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board