On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1722: Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
 
On this Day in History in 1974: World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York at 110 stories.
 
On this Day in History in 1971: Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole.
 
On this Day in History in 1933: The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Quote of the Day

The word “travel” comes from the Old French word “travail” (or “travailler”), which means “to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience.” (“Travel,” thus, is “a painful and laborious journey”). Whereas “to wander” comes from the West Germanic word “wandran,” which simply means “to roam about.” There is no labor or torment in “wandering.” There is only “roaming.” Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both “at one with” and “separate from” the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as “learning to survive” is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.
 
Roman Payne

Word o’ the Day

Word o’ the Day: Heuristic
Definition: (adj)
1) encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error: a heuristic teaching method.