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Quote of the Day

Henry David Thoreau

Source: Nature Quote of the Day
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."

Word Trivia


Source: Word Trivia

manage - Once a noun meaning "age at which one becomes a man." More...

sui juris - "Legally competent to manage one's own affairs." More...

agronomy - The management and husbandry of land. More...

improvement - Its early spelling was emprowement, meaning "profit, profitable use or management." More...

Fact of the Day

This Day in History

Historical Events for 4th August 2021

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1735 - Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
1914 - WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1943 - USAAF bombs Germans in Troina
1943 - Soviet units reach suburbs of Orel
1945 - American golfer Byron Nelson wins Canadian Open at Uplands and Thornhill CC for a record 11th consecutive PGA victory, on way to record season tally of 18
1960 - Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
1980 - -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas and Caribbean
2002 - Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
2012 - 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
2019 - Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith hits brilliant 142 following his 1st innings 144 in 1st Test v England at Edgbaston; only 4th batsman all-time to score more than 140 in each innings of a Test match

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