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Quote of the Day

Gertrude Stein

Source: Nature Quote of the Day
"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."

Word Trivia


Source: Word Trivia

fighting fire with fire - Early American settlers had to put out great prairie fires and learned that setting a circle or strip of land on fire could stop the path or lessen the impact of a big fire—giving us the phrase "fighting fire with fire." More...

freezing rain - Rain that freezes on impact with the ground or objects. More...

draw - The billiard ball's recoil after impact. More...

impinge, infringe - To impinge is to come into contact or encroach or have an impact; to infringe is to encroach on a right or privilege or to violate. More...


Fact of the Day


This Day in History

Historical Events for 23rd October 2021

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1864 - Battle of Westport, Missouri: Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price
1886 - "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis: St.L Browns edge Chicago White Stockings, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 6 to take series, 4-2
1954 - Britain, France and US agree to end occupation of Germany
1957 - First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
1958 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1974 - Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
1978 - CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
1978 - China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
2001 - Apple releases the iPod
2004 - A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

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