On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1853: 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km).
 
On this Day in History in 1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1924: Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the first “Crossword Puzzle Book.”

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Hemidemisemiquaver
 
Pronunciation: (hem-ee-dem-ee-SEM-ee-kway-vuhr)
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) A sixty-fourth note.
 
Etymology:
 
From Greek hemi- (half) + French demi- (half) + Latin semi- (half) + quaver (an eighth note), from Middle English quaveren (to shake or tremble). Earliest documented use: 1853.