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Topic: all sizzle and no steak
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:40:18 AM
Idiom of the Day
all sizzle and no steak — Disappointing or anticlimactic. Having an exciting, promising, important, or aggrandizing buildup that proves to be unwarranted.
Topic: Antigua National Heroes Day
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:39:04 AM
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Antigua National Heroes Day
Antigua and Barbuda has four citizens who have been designated as National Heroes, and December 9 is a public holiday to honor and celebrate all of them. The date is the birthday of one of the four, Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, the first prime minister of Antigua, who is considered the father of the nation. The others are King Court, who led a slave revolt in 1736; Dame Ellen Georgian Nellie Robinson, a pioneer in education; and Sir Vivian Richards, one of the world's greatest cricket players. Speeches and ceremonies honor the accomplishments of the National Heroes on this day.
Topic: One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:34:36 AM
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One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Topic: One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:34:36 AM
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One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Topic: William Whiston (1667)
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:29:00 AM
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William Whiston (1667)
Whiston was an English clergyman and mathematician. He won favor through his New Theory of the Earth and in 1701 was made deputy to Sir Isaac Newton, whom he succeeded as a professor of mathematics at Cambridge. Well known as a preacher, Whiston aroused opposition by proclaiming his opinions about early Christianity, and in 1710 he was dismissed from the university for heresy. In 1736, he caused widespread panic when he predicted that what would bring the world to its end within the year
Topic: SpaceX Launches and Returns a Spacecraft from Orbit (2010)
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:11:25 AM
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John Birch Society Founded (1958)
The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert H. Welch, Jr., a retired candymaker, to combat communism and promote ultraconservative causes in the US. It was named for an American missionary and army intelligence officer killed by Chinese communists in 1945, considered by the society the first hero of the Cold War. Its membership reached more than 70,000 in the 1960s. Since then, it has promoted many objectives, including pressing for the US to withdraw
Topic: SpaceX Launches and Returns a Spacecraft from Orbit (2010)
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:11:24 AM
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John Birch Society Founded (1958)
The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert H. Welch, Jr., a retired candymaker, to combat communism and promote ultraconservative causes in the US. It was named for an American missionary and army intelligence officer killed by Chinese communists in 1945, considered by the society the first hero of the Cold War. Its membership reached more than 70,000 in the 1960s. Since then, it has promoted many objectives, including pressing for the US to withdraw
Topic: SpaceX Launches and Returns a Spacecraft from Orbit (2010)
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:11:23 AM
This Day in History
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John Birch Society Founded (1958)
The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert H. Welch, Jr., a retired candymaker, to combat communism and promote ultraconservative causes in the US. It was named for an American missionary and army intelligence officer killed by Chinese communists in 1945, considered by the society the first hero of the Cold War. Its membership reached more than 70,000 in the 1960s. Since then, it has promoted many objectives, including pressing for the US to withdraw
Topic: The Boxer Rebellion
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:10:09 AM
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Hadrian's Wall
Stretching 73.5 mi (118.3 km), Hadrian's Wall was an ancient Roman wall built in Britain. Constructed mainly in the 2nd century CE under Emperor Hadrian, it guarded the northwestern frontier of the province from Celtic and other invaders. Fragments of the wall, 6 ft (1.8 m) high and 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, and many of its mile stations are still extant and are some of the largest and most significant remains of the Roman occupation.
Topic: The Boxer Rebellion
Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 12:10:08 AM
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Hadrian's Wall
Stretching 73.5 mi (118.3 km), Hadrian's Wall was an ancient Roman wall built in Britain. Constructed mainly in the 2nd century CE under Emperor Hadrian, it guarded the northwestern frontier of the province from Celtic and other invaders. Fragments of the wall, 6 ft (1.8 m) high and 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, and many of its mile stations are still extant and are some of the largest and most significant remains of the Roman occupation.

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