Month: November 2020

December 1, 2020 – NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY – DAY WITHOUT ART – BIFOCALS AT THE MONITOR LIBERATION DAY

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empennage

Definition: (noun) The rear part of an aircraft. Synonyms: tail. Usage: The pop superstar is so vain that she had her likeness plastered across her private jet's empennage. Discuss

The Battle of Narva (1700)

Sweden’s power and influence in the Baltic region was growing when the young and inexperienced Charles XII came to the throne in 1697. Seeing their chance to end Swedish domination of the area, Charles’s neighbors—Peter I of Russia, Frederick IV of Denmark, and Augustus II of Poland—formed an alliance and attacked. At Narva, the first…

Human Branding

Historically, human branding—the practice of burning marks or patterns into the skin of a living person—was used to mark slaves and criminals. The ancient Romans branded runaway slaves with the letters FUG, for fugitivus. Until the 1800s, hot irons were used to brand British criminals with letters specific to their crimes. Today, human branding is…

Jonathan Swift (1667)

Known as one of the greatest satirists in the English language, Swift was an ordained Anglican priest who devoted himself to exposing England’s unfair treatment of his native Ireland. In his ironic 1729 tract “A Modest Proposal,” he suggested that the Irish escape poverty by selling their children to by eaten by the English. His…

Bonn Om Tuk (Festival of the Reversing Current)

The Festival of the Reversing Current is a festival and national holiday to celebrate a natural phenomenon in Cambodia. TonlĂ© Sap, a lake, is connected to the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River, which normally flows south from the lake. But during the rainy season, the flood-swollen Mekong backs up and flows backward through…

modal

adjective relating to mode or form as opposed to substance. of or denoting the mood of a verb. noun a modal word or construction. See also Modal Window and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal

November 30, 2020 – NATIONAL PERSONAL SPACE DAY – COMPUTER SECURITY DAY – CYBER MONDAY – NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY – STAY HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL DAY – NATIONAL MASON JAR DAY – NATIONAL METH AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY

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Natalie Wood Drowns (1981)

At the age of 43, actress Natalie Wood, who first won acclaim as a child for her role in Miracle on 34th Street and went on to become a successful film star, drowned after apparently falling overboard following a night of drinking on her yacht. Though the death was ruled an accident, a woman on…

Grey Cup

The best teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences of the Canadian Football League play against each other in an annual event similar to the Super Bowl in the United States. It is called the Grey Cup after the trophy that is awarded to the winning team—a cup donated by former Canadian Governor-General Earl Grey…

malefactor

Definition: (noun) Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime. Synonyms: criminal, crook, felon, outlaw. Usage: A judge having sentenced a malefactor to the penitentiary was proceeding to point out to him the disadvantages of crime and the profit of reformation. Discuss

Premature Burial

In the late 1800s, fears of being mistakenly assumed dead and accidentally buried alive led to the invention of “safety coffins.” To avoid such a fate, US President George Washington requested on his deathbed that his burial be delayed to ensure that he had truly died. Premature burial can also be intentional. Saint Oran was…

Clive Staples “C. S.” Lewis (1898)

Lewis was an Irish-British scholar noted for his witty explorations of Christianity, as well as for his classic series of children’s fantasy novels, The Chronicles of Narnia, which includes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He also wrote The Screwtape Letters, a satirical novel in which an experienced devil teaches his young charge about…

Mary Shelley

What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the specter which had haunted my midnight pillow. Discuss

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” R.E.M.’s song title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” Read More about the incident here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=What%27s+the+frequency%2C+Kenneth%3F   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” is a song by the American …

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Louisa May Alcott

Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death…She could not say, “I’m glad to go,” for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, “I try to be willing.”

Panama Gains Independence from Spain (1821)

Situated on the thin isthmus that connects North and South America but divides the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Panama has long been a vital crossroad for trade and travel. Under Spanish control for more than 300 years, Panama finally broke with Spain to join a newly independent Colombia as the Spanish empire faltered. Today, in…

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon (1661)

Not long after Hyde allegedly attended his wife’s funeral dressed in women’s clothes, the queen of England—whom Hyde had also reportedly dressed as during an official event—dismissed him from his post as governor of New York and New Jersey. The decision was purportedly prompted by mounting complaints from the colonists he governed, including myriad charges…

rakish

Definition: (adjective) Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness. Synonyms: devil-may-care, raffish. Usage: A black patch over one eye gave him a fearfully rakish look. Discuss

Timor-Leste Proclamation of Independence Day

After the East Timorese declared independence from Portugal on November 28, 1975, it took over two decades to fulfill the promise of freedom. Their plans were foiled by Indonesia, which carried out its own occupation of its neighbor between 1975 and 1999. Observances for the November 28 anniversary honor the veterans of the independence movement.…

Crowns of Silla

Established in 57 BCE, the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla lasted for more than a millennium. The nearly impenetrable royal Sillan tombs—located near the modern South Korean city of Gyeongju—have yielded lavish treasures. Among them are a number of fragile, solid gold crowns, crafted with an intricate tree branch motif. Because they are so delicate,…