Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, May 17, 2018)
Word of the Day

glasshouse

Definition:(noun) A building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions.
Synonyms:greenhouse, nursery
Usage: This kind of plant is very delicate and needs to be grown in a glasshouse.
Article of the Day

The Cairo Gang

The Cairo Gang was a group of British intelligence agents who were sent to Dublin during the Irish War of Independence to target prominent members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Numerous members of the Gang, along with several others, were assassinated by the IRA in a planned series of simultaneous early-morning strikes engineered by Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. The assassinations, and the British reprisal, took place on November 21, 1920, known today as what day? More...
This Day in History

Muhammad Ali Becomes Wali of Egypt (1805)

Four years after Ali, an Ottoman army commander, helped drive Napoleon from Ottoman-ruled Egypt, he was named wali—governor—of Egypt. He helped modernize Egypt and attempted to secure its independence. Though unsuccessful, his efforts established his progeny as the rulers of Egypt and Sudan for nearly 150 years and rendered Egypt a de facto independent state. He is thus considered one of the fathers of modern Egypt. How did Ali trick Egypt's Mamluk leaders into walking into a massacre? More...
Today's Birthday

Dennis Lee Hopper (1936)

Hopper was an American film actor. He appeared in two films with James Dean in the 1950s but achieved fame of his own after directing and starring in 1969's Easy Rider. His career foundered in the 70s, but important roles in Apocalypse Now (1979) and Blue Velvet (1986) helped him revitalize his career in the 80s and 90s. In addition to acting, he was a noted artist. In 1983, he checked into rehab shortly after performing what daredevil stunt involving dynamite? More...
Quotation of the Day
Rings and other jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Today's Holiday

International Mayfest (2020)

International Mayfest is a five-day celebration of the arts—performing, visual, and literary—held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of the largest festivals in the state, the event features a juried art fair and theatrical presentations. In the past, these varied works have been staged: Three Penny Opera, Our Town, and Revenge of the Space Pandas. There is also a variety of musical entertainment and ethnic foods from all corners of the globe. More...
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