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Topic: not on my watch
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:50:27 AM
Idiom of the Day
not on my watch — That will not happen while I am in charge or on the lookout.
Topic: not on my watch
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:50:26 AM
Idiom of the Day
not on my watch — That will not happen while I am in charge or on the lookout.
Topic: San Juan Pueblo Feast Day
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:49:42 AM
Today's Holiday
San Juan Pueblo Feast Day
San Juan Pueblo Feast Day is a day to honor St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the San Juan Pueblo, near Española, New Mexico. The San Juan feast day observation combines Roman Catholic ritual with traditional Indian ceremonies. It begins with a mass, and is followed by an assortment of dances, which usually include Buffalo, Comanche, and Green Corn (harvest) dances. Men beat drums and chant as the dancers, arrayed in long lines and wearing body paint and elaborate costumes with feathers and beads, move slowly and rhythmically to the beat.
Topic: Misery generates hate.
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:48:45 AM
Quotation of the Day

Misery generates hate.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Topic: Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795)
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:47:55 AM
Today's Birthday
Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795)
Weber was a German physiologist who is known for his work on touch and for the formulation of Weber's law—which states that the increase in stimulus necessary to produce an increase in sensation is not fixed but depends on the strength of the preceding stimulus. Weber's law led to the discipline of psychophysics and serves as the basis of the scales used to measure the loudness of sounds.
Topic: One of the First Major Outbreaks of St. John's Dance (1374)
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:46:46 AM
This Day in History
One of the First Major Outbreaks of St. John's Dance (1374)
Germany was the site of one of the first outbreaks of dancing mania, a phenomenon seen primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. During such outbreaks, groups of up to thousands of people would dance uncontrollably, screaming, shouting, and claiming to have visions until they collapsed from exhaustion. Initially considered a curse sent by a saint, usually St. John the Baptist, it was called "St. John's Dance."
Topic: Planetariums
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:37:38 AM
Article of the Day
Planetariums
A planetarium is a building that houses an optical device, also called a planetarium, that projects images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto a domed ceiling. The first modern planetarium was constructed in 1924 for the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The "space race" of the 1950s and 60s boosted global interest in planetariums, and by the end of the 20th century, there were more than 100 major planetariums worldwide.
Topic: billow
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:36:23 AM
Word of the Day
billow
Definition: (verb) Rise up as if in waves.
Synonyms: wallow
Usage: Smoke from the burning building billowed up into the sky, obscuring the sun.
Topic: Imperative Sentences
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:35:27 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Imperative Sentences
We use imperative sentences to give orders, commands, and general instructions. Such sentences are said to be in the Imperative Mood.
Topic: not as black as (one) is painted
Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:04:58 AM
Idiom of the Day
not as black as (one) is painted — Not as evil, malicious, or malignant as one is described or believed to be.

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