falls a few days after Christmas, when everybody needs a bit of a break and a wind-down. What better way to relax and spend some time with family and friends than by playing a game of cards?
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.|
|Usage:||Because the drug was shown to have adverse side effects, physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use.|
|Existing in various forms since prehistoric times, chewing gum is one of the oldest types of candy still widely consumed today. Early chewing gums were made from plant resins. In 1869, dentist William Semple patented a rubber-based chewing gum that he envisioned as a tooth cleaning product. Around that time, confectioners discovered that chicle, a natural latex that was being explored as a possible rubber substitute, was an ideal gum base.|
|Wilson served as US president from 1913 to 1921, a period that spanned the country's involvement in World War I. Following the war, Wilson hoped to achieve world peace through his "Fourteen Points," but his progressive vision suffered numerous setbacks, and he ended his term incapacitated by a stroke. While trying to implement his plan at the Paris Peace Conference, he became the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.|
1065 - Westminster Abbey was consecrated under Edward the Confessor.
1732 - "The Pennsylvania Gazette," owned by Benjamin Franklin, ran an ad for the first issue of "Poor Richard’s Almanack."
1836 - Mexico's independence was recognized by Spain.
1897 - "Cyrano de Bergerac," the play by Edmond Rostand, premiered in Paris, France.
1912 - The first municipally-owned street cars were used on the streets of San Francisco, CA.
1945 - The U.S. Congress officially recognized the "Pledge of Allegiance."
The National Christmas Tree is lit on the Ellipse infront of the White House in Washington DC.
Folding bike bag
'hello' in Czeck: Nazdar