Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013)
Word of the Day

recidivate

Definition:(verb) To return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially to return to criminal habits.
Synonyms:relapse, retrogress, lapse, regress, fall back
Usage: I did not mean to recidivate, but burgling homes is second nature to me.
Article of the Day

Republic of Indian Stream

From 1832 to 1835, the Republic of Indian Stream was a small constitutional republic in the border area that divides the US state of New Hampshire from Quebec, Canada. Indian Stream was able to establish itself as an independent nation because the Treaty of Paris had left an ambiguous boundary between the US and Canada at the end of the American Revolution. The republic joined New Hampshire after being occupied by the state's militia, but not before what bizarre incident almost sparked a war? More...
This Day in History

European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) Formed (2000)

EADS is one of the world's largest aerospace companies. It was formed in 2000 from the merger of Aerospatiale Matra of France, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace of Germany, and Construcciones Aeronáuticas S.A. of Spain. Responsible for the final assembly of Airbus aircraft, it is one of the top makers of commercial and military aircraft. It is also one of the major arms manufacturers in Europe, and its divisions also produce communications systems, space rockets, and satellites. Where is it based? More...
Today's Birthday

John Calvin (1509)

Calvin was a French theologian and a major figure of the Protestant Reformation. In 1531, he became part of a movement that emphasized salvation by grace rather than by works. By 1555, Calvin had succeeded in establishing a theocracy in Geneva, where he served as pastor and head of the Genevan Academy and wrote the sermons, biblical commentaries, and letters that form the basis of Calvinism. What theologian, whose arrest was ordered by Calvin, was burned atop a pyre of his own books? More...
Quotation of the Day
Acknowledgement of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Idiom of the Day

the going thing

The latest and most popular trend, fad, or fashion. More...
Today's Holiday

North American Indian Days (2016)

This is one of the largest gatherings of United States and Canadian Native tribes, held in Browning, Montana, the hub of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in the northwest mountains of the state. The powwow grounds fill up with teepees for four festive days of traditional Indian dancing, games, and sporting events. There are also exhibits of arts and crafts—beadwork, quill and feather work, moccasins and other leather goods. More...
In the News

Rare "Corpse Flower" Blooms in Belgium

The Titan arum is a sight to behold—and a novelty to sniff. It is one of the world's largest flowers, as well as one of its worst-smelling. Popularly known as the "corpse flower" for its stench, which is akin to that of rotting meat, it flowers infrequently and only for three days before waning. Thus, for the past few days, people have been flocking to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium to catch a glimpse, and a whiff, of its rare, 8-foot (2.44 meter) bloom. This is the third time since 2008 that the garden's specimen has flowered. More...
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