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2012-09-12 14:03:03

NASA will provide special live programming of the public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong at 10 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 13. The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency's and National Cathedral's websites. NASA Television will air two high-definition feeds of memorial starting at 9:45 a.m. NASA TV's Public Channel (channel 101) will carry the service, complete with...

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2012-09-13 06:00:16

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other dignitaries will attend a public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor the life and career of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Thursday, Sept. 13. The memorial will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed online by the agency's and National Cathedral's websites. The service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT at the historic cathedral, which is known as the spiritual home for the nation. Dignitaries, community and...

2010-06-28 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The funeral for former NBA player and humanitarian for Sudan, Manute Bol, will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, June 29, at 10 am. The service will be open to the public. Bol, who was seven feet, six and three-quarter inches, tall will arrive at the Cathedral via limousine in an eight-foot, specially designed coffin. He played for the Washington Bullets (now renamed the Washington Wizards) 1985-1988 and subsequently for...

2009-04-20 13:00:00

Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., Washington National Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral Choir, England, David Flood, director of music Choir of Saint Thomas Church, New York, John Scott, director of music Washington National Cathedral Choir, Michael McCarthy, director of music WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From three of the world's most famous cathedrals and churches, this year's British Choir Festival features some of the most glorious choral music in the western...

2008-11-30 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following press release was issued by today by the Cathedral Choral Society: The Joy of Christmas Cathedral Choral Society J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director Saturday, December 13, 2008 at noon* Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 4 pm Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 4 pm Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, NW Washington, D.C. 20016 Featuring: National Cathedral School for Girls...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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