Archive for February, 2009

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Quote of the day February 27, 2009

February 27, 2009

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
~ Booker T. Washington

Word of the Day

virtu (vur-TOO) noun
1: love of or taste for fine objects of art.  2: Productions of art (especially fine antiques).  3: Artistic quality.

Random Fact

In 1974 People Magazine was published for the first time.

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Quote of the day February 26, 2009

February 26, 2009

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
~ E. E. Cummings

Word of the Day

lexicon (LEK-suh-kon) noun
1: A book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language
with the definition of each
.

Random Fact

In 2004 the United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.

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Quote of the day February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Word of the Day

taw (TO) noun
A large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles.

Random Fact

In 1901 J.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.

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Quote of the day February 24, 2009

February 24, 2009

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
~ Henry David Thoreau


Word of the Day

ascribe (uh-SKRYB) transitive verb
1: To attribute, as to a source or cause; as, “they ascribed the poor harvest to drought”. 2: To attribute, as a quality; to consider or allege to belong; as, “ascribed jealousy to the critics”.

Random Fact

On February 24, 1869 Andrew Johnson became the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He was later acquitted by the Senate.

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Quote of the day February 23, 2009

February 23, 2009

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”
~ George Washington

Word of the Day

autodidact (aw-toh-DY-dakt) noun
One who is self-taught.

Random Fact

In 1983 the United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.

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Quote of the day February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
~ Martha Washington

Word of the Day

quorum (KWOR-uhm) noun
1: Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is legally competent to transact business.  2: A select group of people.

Random Fact

Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn orbits the earth three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962.

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Quote of the day February 19, 2009

February 19, 2009

The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

Word of the Day

chichi (SHEE-shee) adjective
Showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.

Random Fact

In 1674 England and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.

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