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M. Aurelius Antoninus

M. Aurelius Antoninusby George Long, M. A.M. ANTONINUS was born at Rome A.D. 121, on the 26th of April. His father Annius Verus died while he was praetor. His mother was Domitia Calvilla, also…

Robert Forster Biography

Robert ForsteractorBorn: 7/13/1941Birthplace: Rochester, New York Television and film actor since the late 1960s. His films include Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Medium Cool (1969), The…

Alfred E. Neuman

Alfred E. Neuman is the gap-toothed, goofy-grinned icon of MAD magazine, the humor and satire comics magazine founded by William M. Gaines in 1952. The genesis of the image itself is a mystery, but t…

Brewer's: E.

This letter represents a window; in Hebrew it is called he (a window). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894E.G. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …

Brewer's: L. E. L

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs. Maclean), a poetess of the “Lara” and “Corsair” school (1802-1839). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LL…

Brewer's: M. B. Waistcoat

A clerical cassock waistcoat was so called (about 1830) when first introduced by the High Church party. M. B. means “mark of the beast.” “He smiled at the folly which stigmatised an …

Gerald E. (Gerry) CONNOLLY

CONNOLLY, Gerald E. (Gerry), a Representative from Virginia; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 30, 1950; B. A., Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 1971; M. P. A., Harvard Universit…

Brewer's: V. D. M. I. A. E

(Verbum Dei manet in aeternum). The word of God endureth for ever. The inscription on the livery of the servants of the Duke of Saxony and Landgrave of Hesse, the Lutheran princes, at the D…

M. M. Kaye 2004 Deaths

M. M. KayeAge: 95 British novelist whose best-selling historical novel The Far Pavilions, about a British orphan in pre-independence India who falls in love with a princess, has sold millions …

Ann M. Veneman Biography

Ann M. VenemanGeorge W. Bush's secretary of Agriculture Veneman brings vast experience to Bush's cabinet, having served as President Bush's deputy secretary of agriculture for international …