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Quote of the day

Quote of the Day
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. Discuss

Word of the Day

Word of the Day
  • happenstance
    Definition: (noun) A chance circumstance.
    Synonyms: coincidence.
    Usage: Marriage loomed only as an outgrowth of happenstance; you met a person.

This Day in History

This Day in History
  • First Issue of the , now , Is Printed (1851)
    Originally sold for a penny a copy, the New-York Daily Times was founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond in 1851 and has been controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family since 1896. The paper shortened its name to The New York Times in 1857. Perhaps the most respected newspaper in the world, it has been awarded more Pulitzer Prizes than any other. In 2006, the newspaper announced that it would save how much money by narrowing its page width by 1.5 inches (4 cm)? Discuss