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Cookie's Fortune

Director: Robert AltmanWriter: Anne RappOctober Films; PG-13; 118 minutesRelease:4/99Cast: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton Robert Altman'…

Fortune Cookie History

The Question: When were fortune cookies invented? The Answer: The one point on which there is widespread agreement is that fortune cookies were …

The History of the Fortune Cookie

Born in California, of Chinese American—or maybe Japanese American—origin by Borgna Brunner Related Links Origins of APA Heritage MonthAsian-American HistoryTimeline…

Brewer's: Fortune

Fortune favours the brave. (“Fortes fortuna adjuvat.”) (Terence: Phormio, i. 4.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunioFortunatus A B C D E …

Brewer's: Wheel of Fortune

(The). Fortuna, the goddess, is represented on ancient monuments with a wheel in her hand, emblematical of her inconstancy. Though F…

Brewer's: Soldiers of Fortune

Chevaliers de l'industrie; men who live by their wits. Referring to those men in mediæval times who let themselves for hire into any army. “His father was a soldier of fortune, a…

Brewer's: Fortunate Islands

Now called the Canaries. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunatusFortiter in Re A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z…

STOCKTON, Richard

STOCKTON, Richard, (father of Richard Stockton [1764-1828], grandfather of Richard Stockton Field and Robert Field Stockton, and great-grandfather of John Potter Stockton), a Delegate from New J…

Richard Warren Sears Biography

Richard Warren SearsmerchantBorn: 12/7/1863Birthplace: Stewartville, Minn. Though the Sears family had been wealthy, his father lost the family fortune through speculative investments. Upon hi…

Richard Nixon's Resignation Speech

Given on Thursday, August 8, 1974 Good evening. This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office in which so many decisions have been made that shape the history of this nation. Eac…