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Quote of the day

  • Jerome K. Jerome
    People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained. Discuss

Word of the Day

  • lifelike
    Definition: (adjective) Free from artificiality.
    Synonyms: natural.
    Usage: The mannequin's appearance is so lifelike that customers often mistake it for a salesperson.

This Day in History

  • American Colonies Declare Independence (1776)
    On June 11, 1776, one year into the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson and other delegates of the Continental Congress began drafting a formal declaration of their intent to form a new nation. Their final draft of the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Congress on July 4, a date that would become a national holiday. Most of the congressional delegates signed it that August. Why did John Adams predict that July 2nd—not the 4th—would be considered the greatest day in US history? Discuss