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Neil Young

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"Earth is a flower and it's pollinating."

Word Trivia

trade name

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trade name - A name with the status of a trademark. More...

trademark - A name, symbol, or other depiction identifying a product. The first trademarks were stamps and symbols used by ancient cultures to indicate who had made goods; a trade name is the name of the maker, not the product, but has the status of a trademark. More...

Ping-Pong - A trade name for table tennis, invented as an echoic term for the sound of the ball. More...

Sheetrock, drywall, wall board - Sheetrock is a trade name for drywall or wall board—pre-hardened plaster of Paris (gypsum) sold in large sheets and used as a wall surface in building construction. More...

Fact of the Day

This Day in History

Historical Events for 8th May 2021

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1871 - British-US treaty ends Alabama dispute
1895 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1899 - Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles)
1942 - German summer offensive opens in Crimea
1957 - South Vietnamese President, Ngô Đình Diệm, arrives in the United States on a state visit
1974 - 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1994 - Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
2013 - Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
2019 - Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp signs new abortion law, the so-called "heart-beat bill" (comes into effect Jan 2020)
2019 - Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that Facebook should be split up and regulated in "New York Times" Op-Ed essay

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