Daily Content Archive

(as of Tuesday, November 08, 2016)
Word of the Day

effervescent

Definition:(adjective) Marked by high spirits or excitement.
Synonyms:sparkly, bubbling, scintillating, sparkling
Usage: She exhibited none of that effervescent joy at his appearance which we like to see in our mothers-in-law elect.
Article of the Day

The Indian March of Paul

The Indian March of Paul, a secret plot to attack British territories in India, was organized by Napoleon Bonaparte and his coconspirator Emperor Paul I of Russia. The plan called for two infantry units, one Russian and one French, to march to India. In a possible attempt to mask the true objective of the campaign, engineers, painters, and scientists were included in the expeditionary force. The Russian unit began its march to India in January 1801, but turned back a few months later; why? More...
This Day in History

John F. Kennedy Defeats Richard Nixon for US Presidency (1960)

In 1960, Kennedy, a US senator, earned the Democratic nomination for president. In the campaign that followed, he engaged in a series of televised debates with his Republican opponent, Richard M. Nixon. After a vigorous campaign managed by his brother Robert F. Kennedy and aided financially by his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, he defeated Nixon by a narrow popular margin. At 43, he became the youngest person ever, and the first Catholic, elected president. How did the debates affect the election? More...
Today's Birthday

Milton Bradley (1836)

After working as a draftsman, Bradley introduced the first lithograph press to Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860. He printed and sold a new parlor game, "The Checkered Game of Life." It was so profitable that he formed Milton Bradley and Company in 1864 to print games and manuals. In 1878, he reorganized his business as the Milton Bradley Company, which long retained its position as a leading American manufacturer of games and toys. In 1869, his press published the first US book on what topic? More...
Quotation of the Day
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

Idiom of the Day

put the wind up (someone)

To make someone very anxious, upset, or frightened. More...
Today's Holiday

Election Day (2016)

Election Day, the day on which Americans vote for their elected officials, is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Americans vote for their president and vice president every four years on that Tuesday. They vote for their U.S. representatives every two years during even-numbered years, and they vote for their U.S. senators every six years. Americans also vote for their state senators, state representatives, and many local officials on this day. More...
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In the News

NASA's New $8.8 Billion Telescope Can't Be Fixed If Broken

NASA experts admitted they won’t be able to fix the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) if something goes wrong. JWST will unfold itself “origami style” in deep space in an extremely technically complicated process which could potentially lead to a  ... More...
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