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Quote of the day

  • Francis Bacon
    I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto. Discuss

Word of the Day

  • cheapjack
    Definition: (adjective) Inferior in quality or value.
    Synonyms: shoddy, tawdry.
    Usage: The boardwalk is rife with shabby shops selling cheapjack souvenirs.

This Day in History

  • Robert Kennedy Dies from Gunshot Wounds (1968)
    Five years after US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, his younger brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, was shot and killed by a man named Sirhan Sirhan. The shooting took place on the night that Robert won the California Democratic presidential nomination. His body was taken to Arlington National Cemetery by train, and thousands of people gathered by the tracks to pay tribute. He was buried near his brother. In what way was the ceremony the only one of its kind in Arlington's history? Discuss