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Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 7, 2019

Caesar Rodney (1728) Rodney was a key American Revolutionary leader. As a member of the Continental Congress, when he heard of the deadlock on the vote for independence, he rode 80 miles through a thunderstorm to arrive in Philadelphia “in his boots and spurs” on July 2, 1776—just in time to cast the decisive vote in favor of independence. The wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved two days later, and Rodney became a signatory on August 2. Soon after, he was elected president of what? More…

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 7, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 7, 2019

If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 7, 2019

Word of the Day: October 7, 2019

espial  Definition: (noun) The act of detecting something; catching sight of something. Synonyms: catching, detection, spotting, spying Usage: Laure refused to condescend to an act of espial which no curiosity could justify, and she consequently became the object of much reprobation. Discuss.

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
5K RUN/WALK/ROLL EVENT TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

5K RUN/WALK/ROLL EVENT TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

OFFICE OF BRONX DISTRICT ATTORNEY DARCEL D. CLARK WILL HOST 5K RUN/WALK/ROLL EVENT TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 AT 9:30 AM WHO: Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark; Cecile Noel, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based […]

by · October 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 4, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 4, 2019

Rutherford B. Hayes (1822) After fighting in the Union army in the American Civil War, Hayes served in the US House of Representatives and then as governor of Ohio. In 1876, he won the Republican nomination for president. His opponent, Samuel Tilden, won a larger popular vote, but the election was so close that a special commission had to decide the issue. It eventually ruled in Hayes’s favor. What concessions did Hayes make as part of a secret compromise reached with Southerners during the electoral dispute? More…

by · October 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 4, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 4, 2019

Influence, n.: In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 4, 2019

Word of the Day: October 4, 2019

indubitable  Definition: (adjective) Too obvious to be doubted. Synonyms: veritable, undeniable, indisputable, irrefutable, unquestionable, incontrovertible, unarguable, incontestable Usage: In the course of the day they saw indubitable signs that the buffalo had been roaming there in great numbers. Discuss.

by · October 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 3, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 3, 2019

John Ross (1790) The son of Scottish and Cherokee parents, Ross served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson against the Creeks. Elected principal chief of the eastern Cherokee in 1828, he resisted government attempts to seize Cherokee farms and lands in Georgia and unsuccessfully petitioned Jackson to defend the tribe’s rights. In 1838, he was forced to lead his people on the infamously long, hard journey to the Oklahoma Territory. In Native American lore, this journey is known as what? More…

by · October 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 3, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 3, 2019

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

by · October 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 3, 2019

Word of the Day: October 3, 2019

eyestrain  Definition: (noun) A tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem. Synonyms: asthenopia Usage: Extended computer use is a common cause of eyestrain. Discuss. 

by · October 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 2, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 2, 2019

Nat Turner (1800) Turner was an American slave who believed that he had been chosen to lead the slaves out of bondage. He took a solar eclipse in 1831 as a sign and began his rebellion with a few trusted fellow slaves. They killed his master’s family and went from house to house, freeing slaves and killing the white people they found. The rebels grew to more than 70 before the state militia quashed the insurrection. Turner was tried and hanged along with 56 others. What laws were passed in response to the revolt? More…

by · October 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 2, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 2, 2019

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

by · October 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 2, 2019

Word of the Day: October 2, 2019

presentment  Definition: (noun) A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view. Synonyms: demonstration Usage: He added a few remarks of a financial character, which completed a sufficiently striking presentment of his resources. Discuss.

by · October 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 1, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 1, 2019

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews (1935) Andrews is a British actress and singer best known for her roles in films such as The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, for which she won an Academy Award. However, she was first a Broadway musical star. She made her London debut at age 12 in a revue and her New York City stage debut seven years later. She went on to originate the roles of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Guinevere in Camelot. She also made several films with her director husband. Who was he? More…

by · October 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 1, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 1, 2019

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · October 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board