Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The study of the metrical structure of verse.|
|Usage:||He was a master of meter, and contributed certain modifications to the laws of Chinese prosody which exist to the present day.|
Idiom of the Day
— To foist responsibility or guilt for something on someone else; to allow someone else to take the blame for something. Primarily heard in UK.
George Westinghouse Patents the Automatic Air Brake (1872)
|Prior to the advent of trucking in the early 1900s, rail was the only efficient way to transport goods over land. However, before the 1870s, there was no easy way to quickly stop the extremely heavy freight trains. Brakemen scrambled over the tops of moving cars to activate hand brakes on each one. The system was unreliable, resulting in frequent derailments, and many brakemen were killed or maimed after falling from trains. The air brake solved all of those problems.|
Howard Pyle (1853)
Pyle was an American illustrator and writer who specialized in tales of chivalry and adventure for children. He rewrote and realistically illustrated classic tales about figures like Robin Hood and King Arthur, adapting the stories to suit a younger audience. In 1900, he founded an art school, and many of his students went on to become famous illustrators themselves. Today, he is considered the father of American illustration.
|The Iditarod is the world's longest and toughest sled dog race, across the state of Alaska from Anchorage on the south-central coast to Nome on the Bering Sea just south of the Arctic Circle. The race, which began in 1973, follows an old frozen-river mail route and is named for a deserted mining town along the way. A number of events are clustered around the running of the race. At Wasilla, near Anchorage, Iditarod Days are held on the beginning weekend of the race and feature softball, golf on ice, fireworks, and snow sculptures.|
'Best Ever' View of What a Dinosaur Really Looked LikeA dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago had drumstick-shaped legs much like living birds, according to palaeontologists. The feathered dinosaur also had bird-like arms similar to wings.
'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like - BBC News
1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.
1918 - The Soviets moved the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.
1922 - "Annie Oakley" (Phoebe Ann Moses) broke all existing records for women's trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
1924 - Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.
1934 - In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated.
1985 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.
1997 - Chuck Niles received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
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The hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, during a plenary session in 2014. Based on the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Parliament serves together with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission to exercise the legislative function of the European Union. Members have been directly elected since 1979.
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