Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, May 6, 2020)
Word of the Day

well-founded

Definition:(adjective) Based on sound reasoning or evidence.
Synonyms:tenable
Usage: In order to survive as an organization, we must be willing to accept well-founded criticism and make positive changes.
Daily Grammar Lesson

The Seven Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns used to replace nouns or noun phrases in a sentence, representing that which is nearby or far away in space or time. There are seven demonstrative pronouns. What are they? More...
Article of the Day

Electric Lady Studios

In 1968, legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and his manager bought a nightclub in New York’s Greenwich Village. They decided to turn it into a studio of their own design: dreamy, colorful, and inspiring. Hendrix died less than a month after it opened and created his final studio recordings there. Dozens of famous artists spanning multiple genres have since recorded at Electric Lady Studios, including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, and Kanye West. What was the last track Hendrix recorded there? More...
This Day in History

The Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Launched in 1936 in Germany, the Hindenburg was the largest rigid airship ever constructed and was promoted by the Nazis as a symbol of national pride. It started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made several trips to the Americas. On one such trip, the hydrogen-filled airship violently and unexpectedly exploded in flames and crashed in New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people on board. What non-flammable gas was originally supposed to provide the airship's lift? More...
Today's Birthday

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758)

Robespierre was one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He was elected to the National Assembly in 1789 and became an influential orator. After calling for the execution of the king in 1792, he led the Jacobins and the Committee of Public Safety in establishing the Reign of Terror, during which hundreds of thousands of political opponents were arrested and thousands were guillotined. In 1794, he was overthrown and executed. What was his role in the Cult of the Supreme Being? More...
Quotation of the Day
I never reasoned on what I should do, but what I had done; as if my Reason had her eyes behind, and could only see backwards.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Idiom of the Day

glad tidings

Favorable, beneficial, or happy news. Usually used with the verbs "give" or "bring." More...
Today's Holiday

Memphis in May (2020)

This month-long festival in Memphis, Tennessee, focuses on a different nation's culture each year, with exhibitions, lectures, films, performing arts presentations, and sporting events. The festival opens with the Beale Street Music Festival. The second weekend features a salute to the year's honored country with special exhibits and events showcasing the culture of the country, and the third weekend is an international barbecue competition. The festival ends with the Sunset Symphony playing a concert of music from the featured country and an impressive display of fireworks. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: truck

roo bar - An Australian term for a metal bar on the front of a car or truck that prevents the vehicle from being damaged in the event of a collision with an animal (such as a kangaroo). More...

snow groomer - A truck or other vehicle, either with tracks running along both sides or dragging equipment behind, used to maintain ski hills and groom (pack down) snow. More...

truck farm - Refers to the sense of truck as "commodities for sale," and, later, "garden produce for market." More...

truck - Formed by combining Latin trochos, "wheel," and Greek trechein, "to run," it originally referred to a wooden wheel. More...

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