On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1883: “Buffalo Bill” Cody puts on his 1st Wild West Show.
 
On this Day in History in 1006: Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
 
On this Day in History in 1969: Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Fey
 
Pronunciation: /fay/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Marked by a foreboding of death or calamity
2) Marked by an otherworldly air or attitude
3) Crazy, touched
4) Excessively refined : precious
5) Quaintly unconventional : campy
6) Having supernatural powers of clairvoyance
 
Etymology: Old English fǣge (in the sense ‘fated to die soon’).

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: The largest dwarf planet in the solar system is Pluto followed by Eris, Makemake, Haumea, with the smallest being Ceres. The order of the dwarf planets from closest to Sun outwards is Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, with Eris being the furthest from the Sun.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1855: 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
 
On this Day in History in 1932: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.

Quote of the Day

If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognise those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are so deep into daily distractions and ‘being busy, busy’ that we miss out on those moments and opportunities that – if jumped on – would get our careers and personal lives to a whole new level of wow.
 
Robin S. Sharma

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Drupe
 
Pronunciation: /droop/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) Any fruit, as a peach, cherry, plum, etc., consisting of an outer skin, a usually pulpy and succulent middle layer, and a hard and woody inner shell usually enclosing a single seed.
 
Etymology: mid 18th century: from Latin drupa ‘overripe olive,’ from Greek druppa ‘olive.’