On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1720: Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution.

Quote of the Day

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Vicissitude
Definition: (noun)
1) the quality or state of being changeable : mutability
2) a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance
3) a fluctuation of state or condition
4) a difficulty or hardship usually beyond one’s control

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: The first slippers were worn by the concubines of a rich sultan in 12th Century Vietnam. Wearing slippers kept the concubines captive. Having only soft, slippery, thin-soled slippers on their feet meant the women could never survive escape through the rocky terrain outside the harem.