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Whose Birthday Is It? August 21, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 21, 2019

Christopher Robin Milne (1920) Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A.A. Milne. When Christopher was a young child, his father wrote poetry for him, which grew into the collections When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Later, Christopher and his toy animals were incorporated into stories about the adventures of the now-classic characters Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh. How did Christopher feel about his name being used in his father’s stories? More…

by · August 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 21, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 21, 2019

The very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason. Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

by · August 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 21, 2019

Word of the Day: August 21, 2019

gloaming  Definition: (noun) The time of day immediately following sunset. Synonyms: crepuscule, dusk, nightfall, twilight Usage: When the sun was fairly down, we slipped back to the hotel in the charitable gloaming, and went to bed again. Discuss. 

by · August 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 20, 2019

Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779) Regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry, Berzelius was a Swedish professor who achieved an immensely important series of innovations and discoveries. He developed chemistry’s modern system of symbols and formulas, prepared a remarkably precise table of atomic weights, analyzed numerous chemical compounds, and discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium. He also introduced basic laboratory equipment that remains in use today.What common scientific terms did Berzelius coin? More…

by · August 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 20, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 20, 2019

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better:we find comfort somewhere. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

by · August 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 20, 2019

Word of the Day: August 20, 2019

avocation  Definition: (noun) An activity taken up in addition to one’s regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment. Synonyms: hobby, pursuit, sideline Usage: Garth had failed in the building business, which he had unfortunately added to his other avocations of surveyor, valuer, and agent. Discuss.

by · August 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Jim Mahoney Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Jim Mahoney is a household name in the Northport community where he has distinguished himself as an outstanding veterans advocate, community leader and family man. Drafted in the 1950s into the […]

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? August 19, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 19, 2019

Madame du Barry (1743) Madame du Barry was the mistress of Louis XV. She was first the mistress of Jean du Barry, who introduced her into Parisian high society. Admired for her beauty, she joined Louis XV’s court in 1769 after a nominal marriage to Jean’s brother, a nobleman,qualified her to be Louis’s official royal mistress. Though she exercised little political influence, her unpopularity contributed to the decline of the prestige of the crown in the early 1770s. What happened to her during the French Revolution? More…

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 19, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 19, 2019

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 19, 2019

Word of the Day: August 19, 2019

behemoth  Definition: (noun) Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful. Synonyms: colossus, goliath, monster, giant Usage: Little Nick was surprisingly excited as the trainers lifted him onto the elephant, and he showed no fear as he rode the behemoth around the ring. Discuss. 

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Summer Concert Series

Bronx Summer Concert Series

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH SENATOR BIAGGI!

END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH SENATOR BIAGGI!

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 16, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 16, 2019

Christian Mortensen (1882) When Mortensen died at the age of 115 years and 252 days, he was the oldest man who had ever lived whose age is undisputed. Mortensen was born in Denmark in 1882 and immigrated to the US in 1903. He worked in various trades until he retired in 1950. Twenty-eight years later, at the age of 96, he reportedly rode his bicycle to a retirement home in San Rafael,California, where he lived for the rest of his life. What advice for living a long life did Mortensen give on his 115th birthday? More…

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 16, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 16, 2019

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 16, 2019

Word of the Day: August 16, 2019

actuate  Definition: (verb) To motivate or incite into action. Synonyms: incite, motivate, prompt, propel, move Usage: She hoped he would not be actuated by any such degrading curiosity. Discuss.

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board