A fortnight is a unit of time equal to 14 days. The word derives from the Old English term fēowertyne niht, meaning "fourteen nights"; some wages and salaries are paid on a fortnightly basis. Neither of these terms should be confused with semimonthly, which divides a year into 24 periods, instead of the 26 of fortnightly/biweekly. In astronomy, a lunar fortnight is half a lunar synodic month, equivalent to the mean period between a full moon and a new moon; this is equal to 14.77 days. A fortnight is a term, used prominently in sporting circles – as many major sports events have a two-week or half-month time frame. In tennis and the other Grand Slam tournaments are played over two weeks and are referred to as lasting a fortnight; the Summer and now the Winter Olympics are slightly longer than two weeks in length and may be referenced in this manner as well. Various other events in the sporting world could fall under this characterization. In many languages, there is no single word for a two-week period, the equivalent terms "two weeks", "14 days", or "15 days" have to be used.
Celtic languages: in Welsh, the term pythefnos, meaning "15 nights", is used. This is in keeping with the Welsh term for a week, wythnos. In Irish, the term is coicís. In Greek the term δεκαπενθήμερο, meaning "15 days", is used; the Hindu calendar uses the Sanskrit word "paksha", meaning one half of a lunar month, between 14 and 15 solar days. In Romance languages there are the terms quincena in Galician and Spanish, quinzena or quinze dies in Catalan and Portuguese, quindicina in Italian, quinze jours or quinzaine in French, chenzinǎ in Romanian, all meaning "a grouping of 15". Semitic languages have a special "doubling suffix"; when added at the end of the word for "week" it changes the meaning to "two weeks". In Hebrew, the single-word שבועיים means "two weeks". In Arabic, by adding the common dual suffix to the word for "week", أسبوع, the form أسبوعين, meaning "two weeks", is formed. Slavic languages: in Czech the terms čtrnáctidenní and dvoutýdenní have the same meaning as "fortnight". FFF system Half-month Sennight
Solomon King was an American 1960s and 1970s popular music singer. He is best remembered for his 1968 British hit single, "She Wears My Ring", which charted in 40 countries. Born Allen V. Levy in Lexington, Kentucky, as a teenager he attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, was offered a scholarship to study Cantatorial Music by Jan Peerce, he first started singing professionally in 1952. Under his first pseudonym, Randy Leeds, his records such as "I'm Gon na Live Til I Die". King was the first white singer taken on tour by Billie Holiday, as well as working with Elvis Presley's backing group the Jordanaires, whom he used as his own backing group when recording his first version of "She Wears My Ring" in Nashville, Tennessee. King's chart success in the UK began with "She Wears My Ring", a top three hit there in 1968, was a hit in 40 other countries, but failed to reach the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "She Wears My Ring", based on La Golondrina" by the Mexican composer Narciso Serradel Sevilla, was written by the Nashville husband and wife team Boudleaux and Felice Bryant.
In 1968, "When We Were Young", written by songwriting duo Les Reed and Barry Mason was a number 21 hit in the UK Singles Chart. In 1972, he released the single "When You've Gotta Go", written by Lynsey de Paul and Ron Roker on the Polydor label and it made the Australian charts, as well as becoming a UK radio hit and being covered by Ricki diSoni. At 6 feet 8 inches tall, some television interviewers refused to have him on their shows unless he sat down. King continued singing in clubs in the United States, after returning in 1980. King married Canadian journalist Henny Lowy in 1960, they spent twenty years living in Higher Crumpsall, England, where the couple had four children. After a divorce with Lowy in 1980, he moved back to the United States, where he wed a further two times. King died in Norman, Oklahoma, of cancer, on January 21, 2005, at the age of 73. Solomon King on IMDb
Archie's Family Restaurants was a short-lived American restaurant chain based on the characters by Archie Comics. The facades showed Jughead Jones eating a hamburger. Around 1972, Archie Comics' parent company, Archie Enterprises, Inc. decided it wanted to further diversify into food service operations. Barbara Kovacs and Gary Kovacs, sole owners of the founded BarKo Group, Inc. became interested in the venture and bought stock in the Archie companies. BarKo received the contract to develop the restaurants. In 1973, the first Archie's restaurant opened in Joliet, Illinois, on the north-east corner of Hammes and Jefferson. An 8-page promotional comic, written by Frank Doyle, illustrated by Harry Lucey, titled "Archie's Restaurant," was published in the 136th issue of Life with Archie; the comic notably featured Maurice Berlinsky the real-life mayor of Joliet, Bob Anderson the real-life director of First National Bank of Joliet. The Joliet restaurant was mentioned in "A Share of Happening," a story published in the 29th issue of Everything's Archie in October 1973.
The next restaurant opened in Indiana. By May 1974, two more were for Matteson and Homewood. Within five years, Kovacs hoped to open Archie's restaurants throughout the states of Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York. However, the two existing locations were badly mismanaged, which prompted Archie Comics to close them down and buy the stock back from BarKo