Thought for the Day
Holding a grudge is letting someone
live rent-free in your head.
~ Author Unknown
Word for the Day: grudge
Definition of grudge:
- A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment from a past insult or injury.
- To be reluctant to give or admit
- To resent for having; begrudge:
- He held a grudge against me because I got the promotion and he didn’t.
- She begrudged all who appeared to be better than her.
- I won’t hold a grudge but I won’t forget either.
- spite – rancor – rancor – resentment – malice – envy – grievance
Happy Birthday Today:
- 1906 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
- 1917 – Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (d. 1982)
- 1946 – John Prine, American singer
- 1954 – Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian musician
- 1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)
- 1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer
- 1959 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer (d. 2000)
- 1974 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American racecar driver
- 1984 – Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
- 1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt.
- 1911 – The Panama Canal opens.
- 1965 – The Red Baron’s first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip.
- 1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns in disgrace over charges of federal income tax evasion.
Holidays and Observances:
- Fiji Day, Independence from United Kingdom in 1970
- Finnish Literature Day (Finland)
- Independence Day, Cuba from Spain.
- Moi Day (Kenya)
- Party Foundation Day (North Korea)
- World Day Against Death Penalty (International)
- World Mental Health Day (International)
Did you know?
- 1703 – St. Petersburg, Russia, is founded by Peter the Great.
- 1914 – World War I, Russian leaders felt that Petersburg was too German-sounding. So they changed the name of the city to Petrograd.
- 1924 – Soviet Communist leaders wanted to honor Vladimir I. Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, . The city became Leningrad.
- 1991 – Russian legislators, no longer Soviet Communists, wanted the city to reflect their change of government, so the name again became St. Petersburg.