Daily Content Archive

(as of Saturday, June 10, 2017)
Word of the Day

extralegal

Definition:(adjective) Not permitted or governed by law.
Synonyms:nonlegal
Usage: The vigilantes believed they were simply dispensing an extralegal form of frontier justice.
Article of the Day

The Sabines

The Sabines were members of a tribe that lived in ancient Italy before the founding of Rome. According to legend, Romulus and a group of mostly male followers abducted Sabine women to populate the newly built town of Rome, an incident known as "The Rape of the Sabine Women"—in this context "rape" simply means "kidnapping." This story has been a common theme of art throughout history. How did the Sabine women supposedly end the conflict between the armies of their fathers and their husbands? More...
This Day in History

Alcoholics Anonymous Founded (1935)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization dedicated to helping alcoholics stop drinking and maintain their sobriety. It functions through local groups that meet regularly and emphasizes a 12-step recovery program that includes acknowledgment of the problem, faith in a "higher power," and a desire to change for the better and to help others recover. Founded in 1935 by two alcoholics, today AA has more than ninety thousand local groups around the globe and how many members? More...
Today's Birthday

Tara Lipinski (1982)

Lipinski is an American figure skater who, at the age of 14, won both the US and World Championships, becoming the youngest person ever to win either title. In 1998, she also became the youngest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history. Shortly thereafter, she launched her professional skating career, a move that was sharply criticized by some. The next year, she became the youngest person to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships. Why did she stop skating in 2002? More...
Quotation of the Day
It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Today's Holiday

Portugal National Day (2020)

Also known as Camões Memorial Day and Portugal Day, this national holiday observes the death anniversary of Luís Vas de Camões (1524-1580), Portugal's national poet. His epic work, The Lusiads (1572), was based on the voyage to India of Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama. This national holiday is observed with patriotic speeches, games, and costumed citizens in the capital city of Lisbon. More...
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