"When it comes to power outages in Nigeria, I was born into it and the way things are going, I'll die without seeing an uninterrupted 24 hours supply of electricity."
On March 23, 1761, British highwayman Isaac Darkin — “Dumas” by a dashing alias — hanged at Oxford for robbery. It might be Darkin’s misfortune to have been born just too late for the mythmaking golden age of highwaymen; a generation or two earlier he might have forged a reputation alongside a Dick Turpin. He […]
A couple of months ago, the hip-hop community was shaken when A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams, born Steven Rodriguez, died suddenly and tragically. Now, a few more details have emerged. According to a tweet by Jon Caramanica, a New York Times reporter who wrote a profile of Yams in 2013, the Chief Medical Examiner has […]
No one may have advised more churches in the 20th century. Mine was one. B ecause he was born April 19, 1923, and reached retirement age in the last century, he is best known to America’s senior church leaders. Schaller outlived many...Show More Summary
In 2014, Michael Moloney was born at 26-weeks after doctors told his mother, Michelle, they should induce labor at 18-weeks as a way to “end the pregnancy.” This type of abortion is called an induced abortion and occurs when a baby is delivered prematurely with the expectation that the child will die upon delivery. According […]
When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the perfect place to kill is actually the same place in which most of us are born and die: a hospital. This is a place where death is not only […]
After a teen dies from eating pancakes at a Minnesota café, a family takes action and files a lawsuit against the restaurant for their fatal mistake. According to Fox 59, 16-year-old Scott Johnson was born with a severe allergy to dairy...Show More Summary
In Greek mythology, the Fates, or Moirae, were the goddesses who controlled humans’ destiny, from the time they were born to the time they died. The three sisters, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, daughters of Zeus and Themis, controlled the thread of human life. Each Fate had a task: Lachesis was the apportioner, she measured the […]
Author Terry Pratchett died Thursday after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's, a disease he called an "embuggerance." He was 66. Born to a middle-class family outside London, Pratchett worked briefly as a journalist before publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, at age 23. The flat world of... More »
Terry Pratchett, the author of the beloved Discworld fantasy series, died on Thursday at age 66, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. Pratchett was born April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to David and Eileen Pratchett. Show More Summary
Irma Sonnenberg Menkel: ["I Saw Anne Frank Die"](https://www.ou.org/holidays/the-three-weeks/saw-anne-frank-die/): >I was born in Germany in 1897, got married and had two children in the 1920s. Then Hitler came to power, and like many other Jews, we fled to Holland. Show More Summary
Lee McCarthy, known in Philadelphia as the face of the local FOX affiliate’s newscast in the 80’s, has died at 71. Born Joseph Lee McCarthy, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, he was an NBC correspondent before coming to Philadelphia in 1986 to launch the WTAF 10:00 p.m. Show More Summary
The full version of this article article originally appeared on Motherboard. Most of us were born and will die a certain color, but octopuses are masters of their hue, changing from transparent to shades of red, pink, purple and blue by stretching and relaxing their skin. Show More Summary
Most of us were born and will die a certain color, but octopuses are masters of their hue, changing from transparent to shades of red, pink, purple and blue by stretching and relaxing their skin. If we could unlock their secret and wrap...Show More Summary
“Balanchine knew how quickly his ballerinas could lose details he taught. He used to tell them, ‘If I go away for a weekend, and I come back, I see the difference. If I’m away for two weeks, other people start to see it. If I’m away for a month, everybody sees it.’ “‘And so – […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday. The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 17, 1915, and died in 1959 at the age of 44. Holiday performed at least two dozen times at the Apollo. Show More Summary
Just one problem: He was born after Cobain died.
On February 17, one-year-old Olivia Stance died after her parents lost their long court battle to keep her on life support. Olivia was born with liver cancer and received two rounds of chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Remarkably, she beat the odds and celebrated her first birthday earlier this month. However, Olivia […]
Lesley Gore, singer of hits including "It's My Party," died Monday of lung cancer in New York City, her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson, told The Associated Press reports. She was 68. Born in Brooklyn, Gore signed to Mercury Records as a teenager after being discovered by Quincy Jones. She had a No.... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Lesley Gore
Philip Levine, the former U.S. poet laureate who died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at the age of 87, was not a poet to everyone’s taste. Born and raised in Detroit, he was called, by Edward Hirsch, “a large, ironic Whitman of the industrial heartland,” but also...