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Brewer's: J. J.

(In Hogarth's Gin Lane, written on a gibbet), is intended for Sir Joseph Jekyll, obnoxious for his bill for increasing the duty on gin. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894J…

Cynthia M. LUMMIS

LUMMIS, Cynthia M., a Representative from Wyoming; born in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; September 10, 1954; B. S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., 1976; B. A., University of Wyoming, 1…

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…

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 …

Robert J. WITTMAN

WITTMAN, Robert J., a Representative from Virginia; born in Washington, D. C.; February 3, 1959; B. S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., 1981; M. P. H., University of North Carol…

Frank KRATOVIL, M. Jr.

KRATOVIL, Frank, M. Jr., a Representative from Maryland; born in Lanham, Prince George's County, Md.; May 29, 1968; B. A., Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., 1990; J. D., University of…

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 …

J. J. Johnson Biography

J. J. JohnsonJames Louis Johnsonjazz trombonistBorn: 1/22/1924Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN influential jazz musician and composer who is considered the greatest trombonist of all time. He play…

J. J. Grandville

Name at birth: Jean Ignace Isidore GérardJ.J. Grandville was a French illustrator and lithographer known for his fantastical drawings and his satirical caricatures created during the reign of King Lou…