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Topic: Louise Arner Boyd (1887)
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:42:16 AM
Today's Birthday
Louise Arner Boyd (1887)
Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic and the first woman to fly over the North Pole. After the deaths of her parents and brothers, she inherited the family fortune and chartered the ship of famed explorer Roald Amundsen for a trip to the Arctic. She gained notoriety for hunting polar bears and was called "The Girl Who Tamed the Arctic." She later canceled another expedition, stating, "How could I go on a pleasure trip when those 22 lives were at stake?"
Topic: The Grito de Dolores: Battle Cry of Mexican War of Independence (1810)
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:40:08 AM
This Day in History
The Grito de Dolores: Battle Cry of Mexican War of Independence (1810)
The revolutionary movements in the US and France did not go unnoticed in Mexico, which had been subjugated by Spain centuries earlier. When Napoleon invaded Spain in 1808, many Mexicans saw an opportunity to claim their own freedom. In 1810, revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Mexican War of Independence with his Grito de Dolores—"Cry of Dolores"—a call to freedom that roused the peasants to action and became their battle cry.
Topic: Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:39:04 AM
Quotation of the Day
Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Topic: Bear-Baiting
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:38:05 AM
Article of the Day
Bear-Baiting
Popular in England until the 19th century, bear-baiting is a blood sport in which trained dogs are set upon a chained bear. Bear gardens, arenas where bears were exhibited and bear-baiting events were held, consisted of a circular, high walled area—called the "pit"—and raised seating for spectators. Said to have been favored by monarchs like Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the sport was eventually outlawed due to its cruelty.
Topic: Bear-Baiting
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:38:05 AM
Article of the Day
Bear-Baiting
Popular in England until the 19th century, bear-baiting is a blood sport in which trained dogs are set upon a chained bear. Bear gardens, arenas where bears were exhibited and bear-baiting events were held, consisted of a circular, high walled area—called the "pit"—and raised seating for spectators. Said to have been favored by monarchs like Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the sport was eventually outlawed due to its cruelty.
Topic: deportment
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:35:04 AM
Word of the Day
deportment
Definition: (noun) The manner in which a person behaves, especially in physical bearing.
Synonyms: demeanor, conduct, behavior
Usage: Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment.
Topic: rags-to-riches
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:34:02 AM
Idiom of the Day
rags-to-riches — adjective (used before a noun) Characterized by a rise from poverty to great or exceptional wealth.
Topic: Adjectives of Age
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:32:48 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Adjectives of Age
Adjectives of age can describe how old a person, place, or thing is.
Topic: Otis Redding (1941)
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 5:13:06 AM
Today's Birthday
Otis Redding (1941)
Redding, an American soul singer known for his emotive style, began his career with Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers and recorded his first hit, "These Arms of Mine," during time left over at the end of a Johnny Jenkins session. His biggest hit, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," was recorded just days before he died in a plane crash at age 26. It became the first posthumous number-one single.
Topic: Otis Redding (1941)
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 5:13:06 AM
Today's Birthday
Otis Redding (1941)
Redding, an American soul singer known for his emotive style, began his career with Johnny Jenkins and the Pinetoppers and recorded his first hit, "These Arms of Mine," during time left over at the end of a Johnny Jenkins session. His biggest hit, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," was recorded just days before he died in a plane crash at age 26. It became the first posthumous number-one single.

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