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Topic: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794)
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:57:47 AM
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794)
Schnorr was a German religious and historical painter and draftsman. As a child, he studied under his father, who was an engraver and painter. In 1817, he went to Rome, where he became associated with the Nazarene movement of painters, who rejected most painting after the Middle Ages and focused primarily on religious subjects for their art.
Topic: The Henley Regatta Is Established in England (1839)
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:57:16 AM
The Henley Regatta Is Established in England (1839)
Until 1839, the little town of Henley-on-Thames was known primarily as a glass-producing port town. During a town hall meeting that year, Captain Edmund Gardiner proposed holding a regatta, since the growing popularity of rowing could benefit the town.
Topic: Hand Grenades
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:56:50 AM
Hand Grenades
The first modern, hand-thrown grenades were in use as early as the 15th century, but they fell out of favor as the increasing range and accuracy of firearms lessened opportunities for close combat. However, their effectiveness in World War I trench warfare made hand grenades a standard part of the combat infantryman's equipment once again.
Topic: Defining Prepositions
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:56:30 AM
Defining Prepositions
Prepositions are used to express the relationship of a noun or pronoun (or another grammatical element functioning as a noun) to the rest of the sentence. What is the object of the preposition?
Topic: keepsake
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:56:07 AM
keepsake
Definition: (noun) Something of sentimental value.
Synonyms: souvenir, relic, token
Usage: I had no keepsake to speak to me of my lost darling but the flag which she had embroidered with her own hand.
Topic: Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925)
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:30:24 AM
Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925)
O'Conner was an American writer, considered a master of the short story form and the Southern Gothic style. In stories that reflect her strong Catholic faith, her often grotesque characters are placed in extreme situations that impel them toward redemption. O'Conner spent most of her life on her mother's farm in Georgia, where she died of lupus at the age of 39. When she was just six years old, she became a minor celebrity for teaching a chicken to do what?
Topic: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Kills 146 (1911)
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:27:59 AM
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Kills 146 (1911)
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was a clothing manufacturer that occupied the top three floors of a 10-story building in New York. In 1911, a small fire flared up in a dustbin on the 8th floor and quickly spread. Tragically, a number of doors had been locked by management to prevent theft, and fire truck ladders only reached the 6th floor. Dozens of workers jumped to their deaths to escape the conflagration, while others burned alive. What sweeping safety reforms were prompted by the disaster?
Topic: Martians
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:27:01 AM
Martians
Mars is similar to Earth in a number of ways: It has a 24.6-hour day and may have once had liquid water on its surface. Though life on Mars would likely resemble bacteria if it existed at all, the idea of human-like beings living on Mars has long captivated humanity. After American astronomer Percival Lowell came to believe, in the 1890s, that Mars had intelligently built canals, many science-fiction authors began to write about Martians. What effectively ended the trend of Martians in fiction?
Topic: Special Adverbs of Time
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:26:24 AM
Special Adverbs of Time
Adverbs of time tell us at what time (when) or for how long (duration) something happens or is the case. The majority of time-related adverbs appear at the end of a sentence (or the beginning, for emphasis), but there are a few exceptions to this rule. What are they?
Topic: dilly-dally
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:25:33 AM
dilly-dally
Definition: (verb) To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
Synonyms: drag one's feet, procrastinate, stall, shillyshally
Usage: If you continue to dilly-dally, we will be late for choir practice.