Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, July 12, 2017)
Word of the Day

farsighted

Definition:(adjective) Planning prudently for the future.
Synonyms:foresighted, long, longsighted, prospicient
Usage: The presidential candidate spoke about his farsighted policies that would stabilize the economy for years to come.
Article of the Day

Atenism

One of the earliest monotheistic religions, Atenism was introduced during the 14th century BCE by Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, later known by his adopted name, Akhenaten. After raising the obscure sun god known as Aten to the status of supreme god, Akhenaten declared the solar deity the only god and forbade the worship of all others. Atenism remained Egypt's state religion for approximately 20 years before falling out of favor. What events may have motivated the adoption of Atenism? More...
This Day in History

The Bisbee Deportation (1917)

In June 1917, miners in Bisbee, Arizona, engaged in a strike to improve wages and working conditions. On July 12, 2,000 vigilantes organized by the county sheriff illegally deported more than 1,000 of the striking union workers and others, including Americans and immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere. They were brought to a baseball field, loaded onto a cattle train, and taken 16 hours through the desert. They were finally dropped off in Hermanas, New Mexico. What happened to them next? More...
Today's Birthday

Josiah Wedgwood (1730)

An English potter, Wedgwood greatly improved the quality of contemporary pottery, specializing in cream-colored earthenware made famous by his Wedgwood company. Because smallpox had permanently weakened one of his knees, he concentrated on designing pottery rather than making it. He built a factory town, called Etruria, in 1769, and his methods transformed pottery from a minor industry into one of enormous aesthetic appeal. He was also an active abolitionist. Who was his famous grandson? More...
Quotation of the Day
The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Today's Holiday

Kiribati Independence Day (2017)

This island group in the middle of the Pacific Ocean was known as the Gilbert Islands until its independence from Britain on July 12, 1979. Independence Day is observed as a national holiday. More...
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