Wednesday October 10th 2012

wednesday-october-10th-2012 Forgive

Thought for the Day

Holding a grudge is letting someone
live rent-free in your head.

~ Author Unknown

afterthoughts


Word for the Day: grudge

Definition of grudge:

  1. A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment from a past insult or injury.
  2. To be reluctant to give or admit
  3. To resent for having; begrudge:

Example Sentences:

  1. He held a grudge against me because I got the promotion and he didn’t.
  2. She begrudged all who appeared to be better than her.
  3. I won’t hold a grudge but I won’t forget either.

Synonyms:

  • 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

History Today:

  • 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.
See also  Wednesday June 29th 2011

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.

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