Daily Content Archive

(as of Tuesday, December 19, 2017)
Word of the Day

veer

Definition:(verb) To turn aside from a course, direction, or purpose.
Synonyms:curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend
Usage: The car veered sharply to the left at the intersection and narrowly missed hitting a pedestrian.
Article of the Day

E-Democracy

E-democracy is a phenomenon involving the use of electronic communications technologies, such as the Internet, to enhance democratic processes. Though it includes specific activities like electronic voting, e-democracy has a broad scope that aims to increase accessibility, transparency, and accountability in politics. Still in its infancy, the concept is the subject of debate among citizens and politicians. What is the digital divide, and how might it hamper the development of e-democracy? More...
This Day in History

Operation Vijay: India Annexes Daman and Diu (1961)

Spanning less than 50 square miles (130 sq km) on the coast of India, Daman and Diu became Portuguese colonies in the 16th century, along with the port of Goa. After India gained independence from the UK in 1947, its government began working toward the return of all Indian colonies held by Portugal. Portugal, however, violently suppressed peaceful Indian activists opposed to its continued rule. After Indian forces invaded, how many days did it take for them to annex Daman and Diu? More...
Today's Birthday

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875)

Born into a poor African-American family, Woodson had little formal schooling until he was in his late teens. Yet he went on to earn a PhD and become a prominent historian, author, and journalist. He devoted his life to promoting African-American education and history, founding the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and writing, editing, and publishing books and periodicals on African-American life, history, and culture. What nationwide annual observance did he establish? More...
Quotation of the Day
I have outlived certain desires. I have lost friends, some by death...others through sheer inability to cross the street. I am not so gifted as at one time seemed likely.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Today's Holiday

Opalia (2018)

The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea and Magna Mater. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter, and was usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. Not much is known about what actually took place during the Opalia. It appears that women played an important role in the festival. Because Ops was a fertility godess, she was often invoked by touching the earth. More...
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