Daily Content Archive

(as of Saturday, January 27, 2018)
Word of the Day

vengeful

Definition:(adjective) Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge.
Synonyms:revengeful, vindictive
Usage: The murderer believed he was being haunted by the vengeful ghost of his victim.
Article of the Day

Kanchipuram

Known as the "golden city," Kanchipuram is located in India's state of Tamil Nadu. Considered an important and sacred Hindu city, it is home to over 100 Hindu temples. Several Dravidian style temples, built between the 3rd and 8th centuries, when the city was the capital of the Pallava empire and a center of Brahmanical and Buddhist culture, still survive there. Today, the city is famous for its high-quality silk saris. According to legend, how did the city get its name? More...
This Day in History

Song Dynasty General Yue Fei Is Executed (1142)

One of China's greatest generals and patriotic heroes, Yue helped establish a southern foothold for the Song dynasty while preventing the advance of the Juchen, who had taken the former Song capital in the north. However, his attempt to recapture the lost territory was opposed by one of the emperor's counselors, who earned a reputation as a traitor for relinquishing the north to the Juchen and having Yue executed. According to legend, what phrase did Yue's mother tattoo across his back? More...
Today's Birthday

Soong Ch'ing-ling (1893)

Born to an influential Chinese family, Soong was educated in the US. She returned to China, became prominent in revolutionary politics, and married Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary 26 years her senior now known as the father of modern China. She and her sisters—along with their husbands, including Chiang Kai-shek—became some of the most significant political figures in the Communist government, with Soong becoming vice chair after Sun's death. What magazine, still in publication, did she found? More...
Quotation of the Day
There are talkers enough among us; I'll be one of the doers.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Idiom of the Day

look on the sunny side (of life/things)

To view one's life, situation, or circumstances with a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude; to focus on what is positive in life. More...
Today's Holiday

Gasparilla Pirate Festival (2018)

A 164-foot reproduction pirate ship sails up Florida's Tampa Bay, and about 500 costumed pirates lower themselves over the side and "capture" the city of Tampa, raising the pirate flag over city hall. Thus begins the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, one of the nation's largest and best-attended celebrations. The mock invasion is followed by a three-hour victory parade featuring members of a men's club known as Ye Mystic Krewe. The festival is named for José Gaspar, an 18th-century Spanish pirate who terrorized the Florida coast from around 1783 until his death in 1821. More...
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In the News

A new study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE

A new study has found further evidence linking hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease traced back to the kind of head trauma experienced by football players, other ... More...
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