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Locusts

(For food.) “The bushmen [says Captain Stockenston] consider locusts a great luxury, consuming great quantities, fresh, and drying abundance for future emergencies.” “They…

The Locusts

Director/Writer: John Patrick KelleyDirector of Photography:Phedon PapmichaelEditors:Erica Flaum and Kathryn HimoffMusic:Carter BurwellProduction Designer:Sherman WilliamsProducers:Beth Holden…

Locust Bird

A native of Khorassan (Persia), so fond of the water of the Bird Fountain, between Shiraz and Ispahan, that it will follow wherever it is carried. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, …

Day

When it begins. (1) With sun-set: The Jews in their “sacred year,” and the Church—hence the eve of feast-days; the ancient Britons “non dierum numerum, ut nos, sed n…

Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

One day, two observances by Shmuel Ross The Constitution of the United States of America The Constitutional Convention Text of the ConstitutionSigners of the U.S. Constitution F…

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Daysocial activist, journalist, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker movementBorn: 1897Birthplace: New York, N.Y. From 1914 to 1916, Day attended the University of Illinois, where she …

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was co-founder of a community of activists who published a newspaper while feeding, sheltering and living with the poor of New York City. The group and its paper, both called The Catholic …

Boxing Day

Traditional English holiday extends Christmas giving by David Johnson Related Links Boxing Day QuizWinter Holiday RoundupBank HolidaysChurch of England Historians say the holi…

Doris Day

Doris Day(Doris Kappelhoff)singer, actressBorn: 4/3/1924Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio America's No.1 female box office attraction during the late 1950s and '60s, she starred in a number musical…

Valentine's Day

Have you ever wondered how Valentine's Day became a holiday, who Saint Valentine is, or how Necco comes up with the phrases for their candy hearts? We did, too! We collected all of our favorite V…