Kappa Kappa Psi is a coeducational fraternity for college and university
band members. The fraternity was founded on November 27, 1919, at
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, Oklahoma, by
ten band members led by William A. Scroggs and Professor Bohumil
Makovsky, and was incorporated on March 5, 1920. Since its founding,
Kappa Kappa Psi has established several programs for the betterment of
college bands and band music, including the National Intercollegiate
Band, a band that has performed at every national convention of the
fraternity since 1947; and the Commissioning Program, which has
contributed dozens of works to the band repertoire as a national project
and hundreds more from local chapter commissions. The fraternity holds a
close relationship with its sister sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. More than
66,000 men and women have been initiated into Kappa Kappa Psi since
1919, including United States President Bill Clinton, John Philip Sousa,
Neil Armstrong, and Dizzy Gillespie.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Upon the death of Clovis, King of the Franks, Gaul was divided
among his four sons: Theuderic, Chlodomer, Childebert, and Chlothar.
The foundation stone of Jerusalem's Church in Berlin was laid.
Second World War: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal
Navy engaged the Regia Marina near Sicily.
San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay supervisor
Harvey Milk were assassinated by supervisor Dan White.
A bomb exploded under a high-speed train travelling between
Moscow and Saint Petersburg derailing it, killing 28 passengers and
injuring 95 more.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(informal) Significantly; very, very much; extremely.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The brain is waking and with it the mind is returning. It is as if the
Milky Way entered upon some cosmic dance. Swiftly the head mass becomes
an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving
pattern, always a meaningful pattern though never an abiding one; a
shifting harmony of subpatterns. Now as the waking body rouses,
subpatterns of this great harmony of activity stretch down into the
unlit tracks of the stalk-piece of the scheme. Strings of flashing and
travelling sparks engage the lengths of it. This means that the body is
up and rises to meet its waking day.
--Charles Scott Sherrington