Today in History - July 18 John Paul Jones naval hero of the American Revolution died in Paris on July 18 1792. Continue reading. On July 18 1927 Ty Cobb recorded his 4000th career hit. Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.
Dark Slope Streaks Split on Mars via NASA
Wikipedia word of the day is prowess : (uncountable) Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity. (uncountable) Distinguished bravery or courage especially in battle; heroism. (countable) An act of prowess. An act of adroitness or dexterity. An act of distinguished bravery or courage; a heroic deed.
Wikipedia picture of the day on July 18 2018: Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge on Highway 95 in Mexico
Today in History - July 17 On July 17 1754 Kings College opened in New York City. The Anglican academy would later grow into the venerable Columbia University. Continue reading. The Spanish Civil War began on July 17 1936 as a series of right-wing insurrections within the military staged against the constitutional government of the five-year-old Second Spanish Republic. Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.
Moon and Venus over Cannon Beach via NASA
Wikipedia word of the day is emoji : A digital graphic icon with a unique code point used to represent a concept or object originally used in Japanese text messaging but since adopted internationally in other contexts such as social media. Today is unofficially celebrated as World Emoji Day.
Wikipedia picture of the day on July 17 2018: Two SBB RABDe 500 "ICN" tilting trains on the Jura foot railway line at Twann with Lake Biel in the back
Today in History - July 16 On July 16 1936 photographer Walker Evans (1903-75) took a leave of absence from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to accept a summer assignment with Fortune magazine. Continue reading. On July 16 1790 the Residence Act which stipulated that the president select a site on the Potomac River as the permanent capital of the United States following a ten-year temporary residence in Philadelphia was signed into law. Continue reading. Click here to search Today…
Neutrino Associated with Distant Blazar Jet via NASA
Wikipedia word of the day is champagne : (countable uncountable) A sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes especially Chardonnay and pinot produced in Champagne France by the méthode champenoise. (countable uncountable informal) Any sparkling wine made with the méthode champenoise. (countable uncountable informal) Any sparkling white wine. (countable) A glass of champagne. (countable) A very pale brownish-gold colour similar to that of champagne. champagne colour: Allez Les Bleus…
Wikipedia picture of the day on July 16 2018: Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and their cygnets in Oxfordshire. Today sees the first day of Royal Swan Upping on the River Thames when swans are ringed. Ownership of swans in the Thames is shared by The Crown the Vintners' Company and the Dyers' Company.
Today in History - July 15 John J. Pershing a military commander whose brilliant career earned him the title General of the Armies of the United States died on July 15 1948. Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.
Rings Around the Ring Nebula via NASA
Wikipedia word of the day is man-mark : (transitive sports) To mark an opposition player closely. The final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Croatia and France takes place today at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow Russia.
Wikipedia picture of the day on July 15 2018: Lilium kesselringianum in Caucasian Biosphere Reserve in Sochi Russia.