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Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2020

Lajos Kossuth (1802) Now considered a national hero, Kossuth was a Hungarian revolutionary who favored dissolving the union between the Hungarian and Austrian crowns. The fiery orator was a principal figure of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. Appointed provisional governor, he soon became virtual dictator. In 1849, Russian armies intervened in favor of Austria, forcing him to resign. He fled to Turkey and later to Italy, where he watched as Hungary reconciled with the Austrian monarchy. What did he do while in exile? More…

by · September 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 19, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 19, 2020

Hobbes clearly proves that every creature Lives in a state of war by nature. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · September 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 19, 2020

Word of the Day: September 19, 2020

apportion Definition: (verb) Give out as one’s portion or share. Synonyms: divvy up, share, deal Usage: It is not for us men to apportion the shares of moral guilt and retribution. Discuss.

by · September 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2020

Edwin Mattison McMillan (1907) As a physicist working at the University of California’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in the 1940s, McMillan helped discover plutonium and neptunium. The latter was the first transuranic—having a heavier nucleus than uranium—element to be discovered. For his work in that field, he shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with chemist Glenn Seaborg. He was also involved in research on radar, sonar, and nuclear weapons during WWII and is credited with building the first synchrotron—which is what? More… irth

by · September 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 18, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 18, 2020

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

by · September 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 18, 2020

Word of the Day: September 18, 2020

happenstance Definition: (noun) A chance circumstance. Synonyms: coincidence Usage: Marriage loomed only as an outgrowth of happenstance; you met a person. Discuss.

by · September 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2020

William Carlos Williams (1883) Trained as a pediatrician, Williams wrote poetry and practiced medicine in his New Jersey hometown. Regarded as one of the most original American poets of the 20th century, he closely observed American life and recorded his impressions in a lucid style. His poems, such as “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “This Is Just To Say,” are noted for making the ordinary appear extraordinary. He lost a post at the Library of Congress after one of his works drew scorn—as a result of what misunderstanding? More…

by · September 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 17, 2020

Silence gives the proper grace to women. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

by · September 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 17, 2020

Word of the Day: September 17, 2020

lummox Definition: (noun) A clumsy or stupid person. Synonyms: gawk, goon, lout, lubber, oaf, stumblebum, clod, lump Usage: The beefy lummox blundered through the buffet line, knocking aside countless other patrons in his rush to fill his plate. Discuss.

by · September 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 16, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 16, 2020

B.B. King (1925) A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta region of the US, King began playing guitar at 12. He worked as a radio DJ in Memphis before coming to prominence as a guitarist in 1952. He has toured widely, averaging over 300 shows a year for nearly 30 years. King famously named his guitar Lucille after a woman who inspired a fight at one of his concerts that ended with the venue burning down. King’s first name is Riley. What does B.B. stand for? More…

by · September 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 16, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 16, 2020

Exuberance is better than taste. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

by · September 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 16, 2020

Word of the Day: September 16, 2020

greenhorn Definition: (noun) A newcomer, especially one who is unfamiliar with the ways of a place or group. Synonyms: novice, beginner, apprentice, naïf, learner, ingénue, tyro, newbie, neophyte Usage: I am a bit of a greenhorn in the kitchen, but I am a fast learner and expect to be cooking like a pro in no time. Discuss.

by · September 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA REITERATES WARNING ON SCHOOL REOPENINGS, CALLS FOR DOE PLANNING WITH UFT AND CSA

Bronx, NY – In response to 24 New York City teachers testing positive for COVID-19 across all five boroughs after returning to schools, Bronx Council Member Fernando Cabrera today reiterated his earlier warning that the DOE must carefully plan with UFT […]

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 15, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 15, 2020

William Howard Taft (1857) An extremely large, easygoing man, Taft was said to have not really wanted to be US president. In 1908, he was elected anyway, having already served as solicitor general, appellate judge, secretary of war, and governor of the Philippines. His split with former president Theodore Roosevelt, who consequently ran for office again, cost them both the 1912 election. Taft later served as chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was the last president to have what physical characteristic? More…

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. Washington Irving (1783-1859)

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board