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The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

SFC Rick Connors Award: Veterans Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Richard was born, raised and educated in Auburn, New York. He began his naval career in 1963 and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve for seven years, being honorably […]

by · July 13, 2020 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Harrison Ford (1942) Ford is an American actor who had minor roles on screen and TV before achieving stardom in George Lucas’s 1977 hit movie Star Wars. He then took on the role of Indiana Jones and graduated to dramatic films like Blade Runner, Witness, and The Fugitive. His rugged good looks and wry charm made him one of the most popular actors of his day. A noted conservationist, Ford has had a species of spider and a species of ant named for him. How did he get the scar on his chin? More…

by · July 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 13, 2020

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton (1608-1674)

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Word of the Day: July 13, 2020

Word of the Day: July 13, 2020

adulterate  Definition: (verb) Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones. Synonyms: dilute, debase, load, stretch Usage: Our supply of coffee was running out, so I suggested we adulterate it with ground acorns to make it last longer. Discuss.

by · July 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2020

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895) The grandson of an opera impresario of the same name, Hammerstein studied law before beginning the theater career that made him one of the foremost songwriters in the US. In the early 1940s, he began a prolific and successful collaboration with Richard Rodgers that resulted in plays like The King and I, The Sound of Music, and the Pulitzer Prize winners Oklahoma! and South Pacific. The eight-time Tony Award winner is also the only person named Oscar to have done what? More…

by · July 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 12, 2020

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · July 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 12, 2020

Word of the Day: July 12, 2020

flinty  Definition: (adjective) Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. Synonyms: granitic, obdurate, stony Usage: He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed. Discuss.

by · July 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2020

John Quincy Adams (1767) The son of a US president, Adams accompanied his father on diplomatic missions as a child and began his own political career at 14. A talented ambassador, he became secretary of state under President James Monroe. In 1824, he defeated Andrew Jackson in the presidential race, but he was unpopular in this role and lost to Jackson in the next election. He was then elected to Congress, where he served until his death. An outspoken opponent of slavery, he defended what famous mutineers in 1841? More…

by · July 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 11, 2020

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up. George Eliot (1819-1880)

by · July 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 11, 2020

Word of the Day: July 11, 2020

interject  Definition: (verb) To insert between other elements. Synonyms: interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in Usage: He listened thoughtfully, interjecting only the odd word. Discuss. 

by · July 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 10, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 10, 2020

Nikola Tesla (1856) Tesla was an inventor and engineer known for his revolutionary contributions to the fields of electricity and magnetism. His inventions made possible the production of alternating-current electric power, and his Tesla coil is still used in radio technology. In 1912, he refused a Nobel Prize because he felt his co-recipient, Thomas Edison, was undeserving of the honor. He spent his final years caring for pigeons. What strange habits earned him a reputation as the quintessential “mad scientist”? More…

by · July 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 10, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 10, 2020

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) 

by · July 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 10, 2020

Word of the Day: July 10, 2020

torturous  Definition: (adjective) Extremely painful. Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, harrowing Usage: Losing someone you love is a torturous experience. Discuss. 

by · July 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 9, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 9, 2020

Oliver Wolf Sacks (1933) Sacks is a British-American neurologist and writer. He immigrated to the US in 1960 to study neurology at the University of California, and in 1965 he joined the faculty at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Many of his books relate case histories of neurologically damaged people, particularly those afflicted with unusual conditions. His 1973 book Awakenings, which was made into a film in 1990, chronicles his efforts to treat the survivors of what mysterious sickness? More…

by · July 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 9, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 9, 2020

I’ve been a great deal happier … since I have given up thinking about what is easy and pleasant, and being discontented because I couldn’t have my own will. Our life is determined for us—and it makes the mind very free when we give up wishing, and only think of bearing what is laid upon us, and doing what is given us to do. George Eliot (1819-1880) 

by · July 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board