Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, June 04, 2014)
Word of the Day

disembarrass

Definition:(verb) Relieve from.
Synonyms:rid, free
Usage: Lord Lundie strove to disembarrass himself of his accoutrements much as an ill-trained ... dog tries to escape backwards through his frilled collar.
Article of the Day

The Eames House

The Eames House is a landmark of modern architecture, designed and inhabited by famed husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, of Eames chair fame. Constructed in 1949, it was part of the Case Study House program, sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design model homes that could meet the post-war housing needs of a modern American household. Who had originally partnered with Charles to design the house? More...
This Day in History

Riot at Ten-Cent Beer Night (1974)

In a disastrous effort to increase ticket sales, the Cleveland Indians decided to hold a "Ten-Cent Beer Night," allowing attendees to purchase unlimited cups of beer for just 10 cents each, during a home game against the Texas Rangers. The promotion did boost attendance, however, it also created a stadium full of drunken spectators who disrupted early innings of the game with streaking and flashing. Eventually, a violent mob flooded the field and clashed with players. How did the game end? More...
Today's Birthday

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867)

Mannerheim was a Finnish-born soldier and statesman. A career officer in the Russian imperial army from 1889 to 1917, he went on to command the anti-Bolshevik forces in the Finnish Civil War and expelled the Soviet forces, serving as regent of Finland until the new republic was declared. He served as commander-in-chief of Finnish forces in the Russo-Finnish War and was named president of Finland in 1944, after which he negotiated a peace agreement with the Soviets. Why did he resign in 1946? More...
Quotation of the Day
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.

Karl Marx & Frederick Engels (1818-1883)

Idiom of the Day

a wild goose never laid a tame egg

Something will not be spontaneously different from that which came before. The phrase is used to describe things that are determined by nature and the environment, or else inherited from the generation before. More...
Today's Holiday

Malaysia Birthday of SPB Yangdi-Pertuan Agong

Malaysia practices a system of government based on a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. The head of state is the king, also known as Seri Paduka Baginda (SPB) Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Although the term "king" is used, this is not a hereditary position—the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is elected to a five-year term. Every year, the first Saturday in June is set aside as a national holiday in Malaysia to celebrate the birthday of the current and past SPB Yang di-Pertuan Agongs. More...
In the News

@HiddenCash

A new Twitter trend is sweeping the globe. It started with one anonymous Twitter user with the handle @HiddenCash stashing money in various locations around San Francisco, California, and then tweeting clues to its whereabouts for followers to find, and in days sparked a slew of copycat accounts around the globe hosting similar cash hunts. The man who started it all claims to be a successful real estate investor who is trying to give back with this unconventional philanthropic campaign and inspire a movement of out-of-the-box charitable giving. So far, he seems to be doing just that. More...
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