On this Day in History in 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state).
Word of the Day: Lachrymose
Polish translation: zapłakany
1) given to tears or weeping : tearful
2) tending to cause tears : mournful
mid 17th century (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima ‘tear.’
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
On this Day in History in 1920: Francis G. Pease’s interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star – the Betelgeuse.
On this Day in History in 1837: Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system.
Word of the Day: Ineffable
1) too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
2) not to be uttered.
Word of the day: Subfuscous
1) slightly dark, dusky, or somber