Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued.|
|Synonyms:||tireless, unflagging, unwearying|
|Usage:||His indefatigable spirit helped him to cope with the illness.|
Idiom of the Day
— A rhetorical imperative indicating that the person being spoken to is mistaken about, and thus should reconsider, something.
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival that drew more attendees than any pop music festival before it. An estimated 600,000 fans flocked to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, to see performances by The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. In fact, so many concertgoers arrived early that the bands performed an impromptu concert during their sound checks the day before the festival.
Beatrix Potter (1866)
|Potter was an English author and illustrator whose 23 children's books, featuring her delicate drawings and watercolor paintings, are considered classics today. When she was 27, she sent an illustrated story to a sick boy whose mother, Potter's former governess, encouraged her to publish it. This became her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Now one of the best-selling children's books of all time, it was initially rejected by publishers.|
Lumberjack World Championships
At the turn of the century, Hayward, Wisconsin, was one of the most active logging towns in the northern United States. Nowadays Hayward is known primarily as the site of the largest lumberjack competition in the country. Lumberjacks and logrollers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, and the United States come to Hayward to compete in a variety of events. The three-day event takes place in the Lumberjack Bowl, a large bay of Lake Hayward that was once used as a holding pond for the North Wisconsin Lumber Company and is now used for the World Logrolling Championships.
Clones of Dolly the Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study SaysDolly the Sheep started her life in a test tube in 1996 and died just six years later. When she was only a year old, there was evidence that she might have been physically older. At five, she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation.
1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.
1933 - The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday.
1939 - Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow."
1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
2000 - Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."
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The interior of the chapel at St John's College, Cambridge. Constructed between 1866 and 1869, to replace a smaller chapel which dated back to the 13th century, this chapel was designed by George Gilbert Scott in a style similar to that of Exeter College, Oxford. It is home to the Choir of St John's College, which has sung daily services since the 1670s.
Photograph by Gaby Barathieu, National Geographic
A manta ray pokes a fin through the water’s surface off the French island of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The mantas’ size and fearsome-looking cephalic fins once earned the animals the name devilfish; however, we now know better: Scuba divers have found them to be gentle and accommodating.
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