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- Border Reivers January 17, 2019During the Middle Ages, England and Scotland were almost constantly at war. Born out of these conflicts were the border reivers, English and Scottish raiders loyal only to their families or clans. They raided both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border impartially, rustling cattle, stealing household goods, and taking prisoners for ransom. Considered the finest […]
- The Emirate of Sicily January 16, 2019After the fall of Rome, the island of Sicily passed from the Vandals to the Goths in 493 CE and then to the Byzantines in 535 CE. After two centuries of raiding, the Arabs conquered the island when Euphemius, the commander of the Byzantine fleet, defected. The Emirate of Sicily remained under Islamic rule from 965 to 1060 CE, during which time agriculture, c […]
- Damsel in Distress January 15, 2019Derived from a French term meaning "young lady," the word "damsel" is rarely used in modern English except in the phrase "damsel in distress." A classic stock character in literature, art, and film, the damsel in distress is usually a young, beautiful woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster. Notably, she needs […]
- Border Reivers January 17, 2019
- Captain James Cook Crosses Antarctic Circle (1773) January 17, 2019An explorer, navigator, and map maker, Cook sailed the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779 and, with the help of new timekeeping instruments, drew the first accurate navigational maps of the area. He became the one of the first people to cross the Antarctic Circle as well as the first European to land on the Hawaiian islands, where he may have been identifie […]
- The Council of Nablus (1120) January 16, 2019The Council of Nablus was convened to establish the first written laws for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Christian kingdom established in 1099 by the First Crusade. The council included both ecclesiastic and secular lords who established 25 canons that addressed both religious and secular issues like tithing, adultery, bigamy, false accusations, legal attire […]
- Body of Elizabeth Short—the "Black Dahlia"—Found (1947) January 15, 2019Elizabeth Short was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder that is still unsolved. Nicknamed the "Black Dahlia" by newspapers after her body was recovered in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, Short was found mutilated, her body severed at the waist. The unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to several books an […]
- Captain James Cook Crosses Antarctic Circle (1773) January 17, 2019
- Benjamin Franklin (1706) January 17, 2019Regarded as one of the most extraordinary public servants in American history, Franklin was also a printer, publisher, author, scientist, and inventor. After gaining popularity as the publisher of Poor Richard's Almanack, he promoted public services in Philadelphia, including a library and a fire department. In 1776, he went to France to seek aid for th […]
- Fulgencio Batista (1901) January 16, 2019Batista was a soldier, president, and dictator who twice ruled Cuba. After working his way up through the army, he ruled first through associates before becoming president himself in 1940. In his first term, he achieved gains in education, public works, and the economy while enriching himself and his associates. He lost the 1944 election but returned to powe […]
- Philip Livingston (1716) January 15, 2019Livingston was a successful merchant who became an American revolutionary leader in the protests against the Stamp Act and other British trade restrictions. Although he was not originally an advocate of independence, Livingston signed the Declaration of Independence and remained an active member of the Continental Congress. He was generous with his large for […]
- Benjamin Franklin (1706) January 17, 2019
- Benjamin Franklin's Birthday January 17, 2019Born in Boston on this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped edit, and was a signer of, the Declaration of Independence. He also helped to frame the Constitution. When he died in 1790 in Philadelphia, he was given the most impressive funeral that city had ever seen: 20,000 people attended. In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute Science Museum holds a two-da […]
- Pongal January 16, 2019A colorful four-day harvest celebration in southern India, Pongal honors the sun, the earth, and the cow. The first day is for cleaning everything in the house. On the second day, freshly harvested rice and jaggery (palm sugar) are put to boil in new pots, and people cry out, "Pongal!" ("It boils.") On the third day, village cows and oxen […]
- Suminuri Matsuri January 15, 2019Suminuri Matsuri is a New Year tradition observed for more than half a millennium in a district of Matsunoyama, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. People adorn their homes and streets with decorations made of paper, tree branches and bamboo for Oshogatsu, New Year's Day. After the holiday, they take down the decorations and burn them, keeping the ashes for the […]
- Benjamin Franklin's Birthday January 17, 2019
- has-been January 17, 2019Definition: (noun) Someone who is no longer popular. Synonyms: back-number. Usage: There is a fine line between pop star and washed-up has-been, and the poor sales of her newest record seem to indicate that she has crossed it. Discuss
- contravene January 16, 2019Definition: (verb) To act or be counter to; violate. Synonyms: infringe, run afoul, conflict. Usage: This deportation order contravenes basic human rights and must be overturned.
- tyrannical January 15, 2019Definition: (adjective) Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior. Synonyms: oppressive. Usage: He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be.
- has-been January 17, 2019
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- Jerome K. Jerome January 17, 2019Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone. Discuss
- E. M. Forster January 16, 2019It is not that the Englishman can't feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. He has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks—his pipe might fall out if he did.
- John F. Kennedy January 15, 2019It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
- Jerome K. Jerome January 17, 2019
- Do you enjoy other people's bad luck? January 11, 2019Learn about schadenfraude. A German word that English has borrowed.
- Could you go flexitarian? January 3, 2019Scientists say too much meat is bad for us and the planet. Could you go semi-vegetarian?
- Michelle Obama and her mission to inspire women December 28, 2018The former First Lady continues with her mission to try to inspire girls and women.
- Why do we push buttons? December 20, 2018Why do people love to push buttons and why do some have a phobia of them?
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Do you enjoy other people's bad luck? January 11, 2019