Daily Content Archive

(as of Saturday, October 17, 2015)
Word of the Day

wakeless

Definition:(adjective) (Of sleep) deep or unbroken.
Synonyms:profound, sound, heavy
Usage: He fell into a deep, wakeless sleep.
Article of the Day

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Atatürk, or "Father Turk," began his career in the service of the Ottoman military, but he soon became the Empire's greatest opponent and went on to lead the Turkish War of Independence. In the early 1920s, Atatürk led a military and political campaign that resulted in the Treaty of Lausanne and the founding of the Turkish republic. In 1923, Atatürk was elected the Republic's first president. He then set out on an energetic program of Westernization. How did he reform the Turkish language? More...
This Day in History

French King Louis XIII Crowned in Rheims (1610)

At the age of nine, Louis XIII succeeded his father, Henry IV, under the regency of his mother, Marie de' Medici. Even after Louis was declared of age in 1614, his mother arranged his marriage to Anne of Austria in 1615 and continued to govern until 1617. Resentful of her power, Louis exiled her, but the two were reconciled by her principal adviser Cardinal Richelieu, whom Louis later named chief minister. Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are among the central characters of what novel? More...
Today's Birthday

Rita Hayworth (1918)

Margarita Cansino began her show business career as a child, dancing flamenco with her well-known father, Eduardo. After taking acting lessons, changing her last name to Hayworth, and dying her hair its trademark red, she began her acting career. Her appearance in a series of musicals made her a star, and her role in Gilda confirmed her status as a Hollywood sex symbol, making her one of the most popular wartime pinups. Hayworth's picture is rumored to have been placed on what weapon? More...
Quotation of the Day
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

Today's Holiday

Sweetest Day (2015)

More than 40 years ago, a man from Cleveland came up with the idea of showing the city's orphans and shut-ins that they hadn't been forgotten by distributing small gifts to them on a Saturday in October. The celebration of what came to be called Sweetest Day soon spread to Detroit and other American cities. Although it is still supposed to be an occasion to remember others with a kind act, a word of encouragement, or a long-overdue letter, local merchants in cities where Sweetest Day is observed usually get together and promote the day as a time to purchase gifts. More...
In the News

?Humans Exited Africa and Trekked to China, Fossils Reveal

Teeth from a cave in China suggest that modern humans lived in Asia much earlier than previously thought, and tens of thousands of years before they reached Europe, researchers say. This discovery yields new information about the dispersal of modern ... More...
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