Lived: 1303 BC – 1213
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Spouse: Bintanath · Nefertari · Isetnofret · Nebettawy · Henutmire · Maathorneferure
Buried: KV7 · Deir el-Bahari
Children: Merneptah (Son) · Bintanath (Daughter) · Ramesses (Son) · Amun-her-khepeshef (Son) · Meryatum (Son) · Khaemweset (Son) · Pareherwenemef (Son) · Nebettawy (Daughter) · Meritamen (Daughter) · Sethi (Son) · Henuttawy (Daughter) · Isetnofret II (Daughter) · Ramesses-Meryamun-Nebweben (Son) · Simentu (Son) · Meryre (Son)
Parents: Seti I (Father) · Tuya (Mother)
Address: Bridge St, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Phone: 020 7219 4272
Height: 316 feet (96.30 m) (Architectural)
Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Architectural style: Gothic Revival architecture
Date: May 31, 1889
Start date: Oct 11, 1899
End date: May 31, 1902
- a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior; a sudden, impulsive, and seemingly unmotivated notion or action; a sudden usually unpredictable condition, change, or series of changes; a disposition to do things impulsively:
“her caprices had made his life impossible”
“a land where men were ruled by law and not by caprice”
“policy changes that seem to be motivated by nothing more than caprice”
“the caprices of the weather”
“a preference for democratic endeavor over authoritarian caprice”
whim · whimsy · vagary · fancy · fad · quirk · eccentricity · foible · fickleness · changeableness · volatility · capriciousness · unpredictability; bee, crank, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagrancy, (also whimsey)
[near antonyms] levelheadedness, practicality, reasonability, reasonableness; fastness, firmness, fixedness, immovability, immovableness, immutability, inflexibility, invariability; changelessness, constancy, stability, steadfastness, steadiness
… Montana’s “Durum Triangle,” where the caprice of microclimates has led farmers to complain not of floods but of drought. —Florence Williams, New Republic, 16 Aug. 1999
But Castro has his army and his secret police and a reputation for ferocious caprice, and so he can make a whole people dance to his dementias. —Jack Beatty, Atlantic, January 1987
I’m allowing about ten days between here and the U.S.A. (that may be too much or too little, depending on the caprice of the Italian mails). —James Wright, letter, 28 May 1979
the caprices of the weather
Employees have complained of being at the mercy of the manager’s every whim and caprice.
policy changes that seem to be motivated by nothing more than caprice
In tandem with a winsome chorus of Mooncats—slinky, musical creatures—the two canines meditate on fate, geopolitical caprice, and the vagaries of animal and human consciousness. —The New Yorker, “The Offending Gesture”, 9 Jan. 2017
Even the rare good things that happen to Amy and Jordan are unfair caprices of fate; the only real way to cope with powerlessness in the face of disaster, Beyer suggests, is to giggle at its absurdity. —douglas wolk, New York Times, “Horror: Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror,’ and More JUNE 1, 2016”, 1 June 2016
CapriceAs far as nightclubs go, there isn’t a place that’s more Greek than Caprice, an Astoria hot-spot which has been around for 15 years. —margarita bertsos, CNT, “My Big Fat Greek New York”, 25 Mar. 2016
No more relying on the fleeting kindness of Christian princes or the caprice of Ottoman viziers. —jeffrey goldberg, The Atlantic, “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?”, 19 Nov. 2015
I would be guided only by my merest whim, caprice, or appetite. —jeffrey steingarten, Vogue, “Why the Cast-Iron Skillet Is the Only Kitchen Tool You Need”, 21 Apr. 2014
The first post-Fleming Bond novel, Colonel Sun, was by the 007 superfan Kingsley Amis, who (under the pseudonym Robert Markham) gleefully submitted himself to the caprices of the Fleming style, with its stern limits and sudden, lurid inflations. —james parker, The Atlantic, “The Inner Life of James Bond”, 19 Feb. 2014
With a full power of removal, the President will be more likely to spare unworthy officers through fear than to displace the meritorious through caprice or passion. —charles p. pierce, Esquire, “Your Evening Jemmy”, 12 Sep. 2012
- another term for capriccio.
mid 17th cent.: from French, from Italian (see capriccio).
French, from Italian capriccio caprice, shudder, perhaps from capo head (from Latin caput) + riccio hedgehog, from Latin ericius — more at head, urchin
First Known Use: 1667
caprices (plural noune)
Born: 1412 · Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431 · Rouen, France
Written works: Joan of Arc · The trial of Jeanne d’Arc · Joan of Arc, self portrait
Siblings: Pierre d’Arc (Brother) · Catherine d’Arc (Sister) · Jacquemin d’Arc (Brother) · Jean d’Arc (Brother)
Related movies: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Parents: Jacques d’Arc (Father) · Isabelle Romée (Mother)Highlights
- 1415: Henry V of England took advantage of these internal divisions when he invaded the kingdom in 1415, winning a dramatic victory at Agincourt on 25 October and subsequently capturing many northern French towns.
- 1418: In 1418 Paris was taken by the Burgundians, who massacred the Count of Armagnac and about 2,500 of his followers.
- 1420: In 1420 the queen of France, Isabeau of Bavaria, signed the Treaty of Troyes, which granted the succession of the French throne to Henry V and his heirs instead of her son Charles.
- 1429: Entrance of Joan of Arc into Reims in 1429, painting by Jan Matejko
- 1431: Legal proceedings commenced on 9 January 1431 at Rouen, the seat of the English occupation government.
- 1431: Joan of Arc died on May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France.
Lived: Mar 15, 1767 – Jun 08, 1845 (age 78)
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Spouse: Rachel Jackson
Parties: Jacksonian democracy · Democratic Party · Democratic-Republican Party
Vice Presidents: Martin Van Buren · John C. Calhoun
Buried: The HermitageHighlights
- 1805: Jackson longed for war against Spain or Great Britain, and he briefly became part of Aaron Burr’s plot to attack Spain before the latter was arrested in 1805.
- 1821: After the ratification of the Adams–Onís Treaty in 1821, Jackson briefly served as the Governor of Florida before returning to Tennessee.
- 1823: In 1823, with his political ambitions growing, Jackson allowed his name to be placed in contention for one of Tennessee’s U.S. Senate seats, and the legislature narrowly elected him.
- 1832: At the first Democratic National Convention, which was privately engineered by members of the Kitchen Cabinet, Calhoun and Jackson broke from each other politically and Van Buren replaced Calhoun as Jackson’s running mate in the 1832 presidential election.
- 1832: On December 28, 1832, with less than two months remaining in his term, Calhoun resigned as Vice President to become a U.S. Senator for South Carolina.
- 1845: Jackson died at his plantation on June 8, 1845, at the age of 78, of chronic tuberculosis, dropsy, and heart failure.
Lived: Feb 06, 1895 – Aug 16, 1948 (age 53)
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Spouse: Claire Merritt Ruth (m. 1929 – 1948) · Helen Woodford Ruth (m. 1914 – 1929)
Children: Dorothy Ruth (Daughter) · Julia Ruth Stevens (Daughter)
Buried: Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Education: Cardinal Gibbons SchoolHighlights
- 1914: Babe Ruth married Helen Woodford Ruth on October 17, 1914; their marriage lasted 15 years till January 11, 1929.
- 1915: The winning pitcher, Warhop, would in August 1915 conclude a major league career of eight seasons, undistinguished but for being the first major league pitcher to give up a home run to Babe Ruth.
- 1916: By 1916, he had built a reputation as an outstanding pitcher who sometimes hit long home runs, a feat unusual for any player in the pre-1920 dead-ball era.
- 1920: Yankees business manager Harry Sparrow had died early in the 1920 season; to replace him, Ruppert and Huston hired Barrow.
- 1921: Ruth hit home runs early and often in the 1921 season, during which he broke Roger Connor’s mark for home runs in a career, 138.
- 1923: Yankee Stadium was completed in time for the home opener on April 18, 1923, at which the Babe hit the first home run in what was quickly dubbed “the House that Ruth Built”.