It’s Tuesday, March 14th, which means we’re about halfway through the third month of the year. It’s also getting warmer and the snow in my hometown is finally melting. I haven’t been this happy about a meltdown since Dorothy doused the Wicked Witch of the West.
Oh, and Happy Pi Day!
I thought we were taking a walk down memory lane today. Here are ten historical events that took place on March 14 throughout history:
- 44 B.C. – Julius Caesar is assassinated by a group of senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus.
- 1489 – The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to the Republic of Venice.
- 1590 – Battle of Ivry: Henry IV of France defeats the Catholic League led by the Duc de Mayenne, a significant victory in the French Wars of Religion.
- 1757 – The Battle of Leuthen takes place during the Seven Years’ War in which Frederick the Great of Prussia defeats the Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.
- 1794 – Eli Whitney patents the Cotton Gin that revolutionizes cotton production in the southern United States.
- 1885 – The Mikado, a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, premieres at the Savoy Theater in London.
- 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is signed by US President William McKinley, establishing gold as the sole standard for redeeming paper money.
- 1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas found Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
- 1991 – The “Birmingham Six”, six men wrongly convicted of a 1974 bombing in Birmingham, England, are released after serving 16 years in prison.
- 2011 – A magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits Japan, triggering a massive tsunami that causes widespread damage and kills over 15,000 people.
#9 got me thinking about the movie In the name of the father with Daniel Day Lewis on the Guilford Four, another group wrongly accused of the 1974 bombings in England. In case you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a terrific film about a harrowing true story. Lewis, who plays Gerry Conlon, gives one of his best performances (which says a lot), and yet Pete Postlethwaite somehow steals the show as Gerry’s father, Giuseppe.
Okay, let’s do this wordle. . . .
How to solve today’s Wordle
The hint: I’m starting to feel this way after Wordle Bot beat me at Wordle.
The hint: This word has fewer vowels than consonants.
The answer (spoilers):
I’m torn between feeling pretty good about these guesses overall and feeling bad because Wordle Bot beat me. The bot caught his with only three tries, but I’m a little suspicious. His second guess was krill Of all the bizarre words you can think of. slate/krill/crabby??? Seriously? Mmmkay.
In any case, crime didn’t pay and left me with 160 possible solutions but streets took me where I needed to go and reduced that number to just 12. I sweetened the deal with syrup which left me with only one answer: grumpy.
Have a nice Tuesday folks!
Play world against me!
I was playing a cutthroat PvP Wordle game against my nemesis, Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And of course your helpful Wordle guide).
Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points to get it in 1 installment.
- 1 point for hitting Erik
- 0 points for getting it in 4 installments.
- -1 point for getting it in 5 installments.
- -2 points for making it in 6 attempts.
- -3 points to lose.
- -1 point for losing to Erik
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