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Topic: a bit beyond (one's) ken
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:28:09 AM
Idiom of the Day
a bit beyond (one's) ken — Advanced beyond one's ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand.
Topic: Chile Battle of Iquique Day
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:26:56 AM
Today's Holiday
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Chile Battle of Iquique Day
This national holiday in Chile is often called Dia de las Glorias Navales ("The Day of the Glorious Navy"). From 1879 to 1881, the Chilean navy fought an alliance of Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific. The Chilean victory in the Battle of Iquique on May 21, 1879 was a turning point in a war that Chile eventually won decisively. The holiday is celebrated throughout Chile with festivals, military parades, and speeches. Sporting events, including boat and bicycle races, are held in honor of the holiday. Many people dress in traditional costumes as a symbol of national pride.
Topic: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:25:01 AM
Quotation of the Day
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I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Topic: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:23:55 AM
Quotation of the Day
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I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Topic: Dolley Madison (1768)
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:22:46 AM

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Elizabeth Fry (1780)
Fry was an English prison reformer as well as an advocate of higher nursing standards and the education of working women. From 1813, she worked untiringly to improve the conditions for women in Newgate prison, advocating separation of the sexes, employment, and religious training. Her successful methods at Newgate impressed the government and were tried in other prisons. She also helped the homeless, founding soup kitchens and shelters in London.
Topic: Dolley Madison (1768)
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:22:45 AM

Today's Birthday
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Elizabeth Fry (1780)
Fry was an English prison reformer as well as an advocate of higher nursing standards and the education of working women. From 1813, she worked untiringly to improve the conditions for women in Newgate prison, advocating separation of the sexes, employment, and religious training. Her successful methods at Newgate impressed the government and were tried in other prisons. She also helped the homeless, founding soup kitchens and shelters in London.
Topic: Dolley Madison (1768)
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:22:02 AM
Today's Birthday
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Elizabeth Fry (1780)
Fry was an English prison reformer as well as an advocate of higher nursing standards and the education of working women. From 1813, she worked untiringly to improve the conditions for women in Newgate prison, advocating separation of the sexes, employment, and religious training. Her successful methods at Newgate impressed the government and were tried in other prisons. She also helped the homeless, founding soup kitchens and shelters in London.
Topic: Shake-Speares Sonnets First Published (1609)
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:20:20 AM
This Day in History
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Island of Saint Helena Discovered (1502)
The uninhabited island of St. Helena was discovered by Portuguese navigator João da Nova in the eastern South Atlantic, 1,200 mi (1,931 km) west of Africa. It became a port of call for ships sailing between Europe and the East Indies and was annexed by the British East India Company in 1659. Because of the island's remoteness, when the British exiled Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815, he was sent there. It became a British crown colony in 1834, but its importance declined after.
Topic: Giant Sea Scorpions
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:18:26 AM
Article of the Day
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The Giant Impact Hypothesis
The giant impact hypothesis—the favored scientific hypothesis for the formation of the Moon—proposes that the Moon was created from the debris of a collision between a young Earth and a Mars-sized celestial body. Evidence for the hypothesis includes Moon samples indicating that its surface was once molten, the Moon's apparently relatively small iron core and lower density than that of Earth, and evidence of similar collisions in other solar systems.
Topic: luster
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:17:22 AM
Word of the Day
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pommel
Definition: (verb) Strike, usually with the fist.
Synonyms: biff
Usage: Arthur now uses the school's back entrance because bullies are often loitering in the front, waiting to pommel him in the face.

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