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Whose Birthday Is It? August 8, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 8, 2019

Esther Hobart Morris (1814) Morris was the first female justice of the peace in the US. A mother of three, she began her tenure as justice in 1870, after the previous justice resigned in protest of Wyoming’s passage of the women’s suffrage amendment.She attracted national attention and tried some 70 cases, becoming a legendary figure in the suffrage movement. The state of Wyoming officially commemorated her role as a leading suffragist in 1890. Why then is the extent of her contribution to the suffrage movement debated? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 8, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 8, 2019

When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Word of the Day: August 8, 2019

Word of the Day: August 8, 2019

chopine  Definition: (noun) A woman’s shoe with a very high thick sole. Synonyms: platform Usage: In centuries past, some women wore chopines so large that they had difficulty maintaining their balance without assistance. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? August 7, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 7, 2019

Ralph Bunche (1904) Bunche was a US diplomat who in 1950 became the first person of color awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which he earned for mediating the 1949 Arab-Israeli truce. During WWII, he worked in the US War and State Departments. After the war, he helped establish the UN and spent the remainder of his career in a variety of UN positions, including principal secretary of the UN Palestine Commission and Under-Secretary General. In what unusual way did he conduct many of the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations? More…

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

Quote of the Day: August 7, 2019

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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

Word of the Day: August 7, 2019

subroutine  Definition: (noun) A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program. Synonyms: procedure, function Usage: Apparently, the program was crashing because there were careless typos in the code for a pivotal subroutine. Discuss.

by · August 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 6, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 6, 2019

Nicolas Malebranche (1638) Malebranche was a French priest, theologian,and philosopher who developed a synthesis of Cartesian and Augustinian thought with the purpose of reconciling the new science with Christian theology. Beginning with Descartes’s dualism between mind and body, Malebranche developed his doctrine of occasionalism, which denies any interaction between the two realms. He summarized his beliefs in his famous assertion that we see all things in God, which led to an extended controversy with what theologian? More…

by · August 6, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 6, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 6, 2019

The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

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Word of the Day: August 6, 2019

Word of the Day: August 6, 2019

hail-fellow Definition: (adjective) Heartily friendly and congenial. Synonyms: comradely Usage: Everyone in the tour group was instantly enamored by the guide and his hail-fellow demeanor. Discuss.

by · August 6, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 5, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 5, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of August 5, 2019 Monday, August 5, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Lung, F.Hornstein96Motions Idris Abdul-Muhaymin Charged with first-degree Murder and additional charges for the fatal stabbings of his 73-year-old uncle and a […]

NYPD National Night Out 2019

NYPD National Night Out 2019

by · August 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Lance Edward Massey | NY State Senate Lieutenant Commander Lance Edward Massey Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Inductee was nominated by Former Senator James W. Wright Lance Edward Massey of Watertown is known as one of the most […]

by · August 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 5, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 5, 2019

Guy de Maupassant (1850) Maupassant was a 19th-century French writer considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protégé of Gustave Flaubert,Maupassant wrote with a simplicity, clarity, and objective calm that echoed the style of his mentor. He first gained attention with “Boule deSuif,” or “Ball of Fat,” and eventually published about 300 short stories, many of which are said to be unsurpassed in their genre. Why did Maupassant often dine at the restaurant at the base of the Eiffel Tower? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 5, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 5, 2019

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous. George Eliot (1819-1880) 

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Word of the Day: August 5, 2019

Word of the Day: August 5, 2019

wonted  Definition: (adjective) Commonly used or practiced; usual. Synonyms: habitual, accustomed, customary Usage: Professor Erlin lost his wonted calm: he beat the table with his fist, and drowned all opposition with the roar of his fine deep voice. Discuss.

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