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This Day in History

This Day in History
  • Sir Francis Drake Circumnavigates the Globe (1580)
    In 1577, Drake set out with five ships to raid Spanish holdings on the Pacific coast of the New World. He abandoned two ships in South America, and, with the remaining three, navigated the Straits of Magellan, becoming the first Englishman to make the passage. After one ship was destroyed and another returned to England, Drake continued alone. He crossed the Pacific, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and arrived at Plymouth with an abundance of treasure that he had mostly acquired where? Discuss

Word of the Day

Word of the Day
  • solecism
    Definition: (noun) A socially awkward or tactless act. Synonyms: faux pas, gaffe, slip, gaucherie. Usage: She smiled again, turned, and walked away, leaving George to reckon up all the social solecisms he had contrived to commit in the space of a single moment. Discuss

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