12: Longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith, who started her column at the New York Daily News in 1976, dies at age 94. He also threw a no-hitter in the 2010 NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. He also voiced the animated character Rafiki in "The Lion King" and starred in TV series "Sports Night." Oct.
Known affectionately as the "the Grand Dame of Dish," Smith's legendary work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce, which made front-page news. 7: Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash near St. 23: NASA astronaut Paul Weitz died at the age of 85.
Time is used to define other quantities—such as velocity—so defining time in terms of such quantities would result in circularity of definition.
An operational definition of time, wherein one says that observing a certain number of repetitions of one or another standard cyclical event (such as the passage of a free-swinging pendulum) constitutes one standard unit such as the second, is highly useful in the conduct of both advanced experiments and everyday affairs of life.
The Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner's office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72.