Daily Archives: April 10, 2015

From France 24 :

New video shows S. Carolina man fleeing traffic stop before shooting


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From BBC news : Ebola survivors ‘face health issues’

Ebola survivors ‘face health issues’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32250515

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From BBC news : Week in pictures: 4-10 April 2015

Week in pictures: 4-10 April 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-32248447

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From BBC news : US deputies suspended over beating

US deputies suspended over beating http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32259709

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From BBC news : US: No more Latin America meddling

US: No more Latin America meddling http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32261550

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From BBC news : France replicates cave art marvel

France replicates cave art marvel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32248963

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Johann Strauss Jr. – Vom Donaustrande, Polka schnell, Op. 356

Johann Strauss Jr. – Vom Donaustrande, Polka schnell, Op. 356

Sergei Rachmaninoff – All-Night Vigil – Op. 37

Sergei Rachmaninoff – All-Night Vigil – Op. 37

Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16 LSO / Kertesz

Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16 LSO / Kertesz

L. Boccherini – Complete Guitar Quintets Ensamble: La Magnifica Comunità Guitar: Eros Roselli

L. Boccherini – Complete Guitar Quintets

Saint of the Day for Friday, April 10th, 2015: St. Michael de Sanctis

Image of St. Michael de Sanctis

St. Michael de Sanctis

Michael de Sanctis was born in Catalonia, Spain around 1591. At the age of six he informed his parents that he was going to be a monk. Moreover, he imitated St. Francis of Assisi to such a great … continue reading

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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

Today In History. What Happened



This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 10

1790   The U.S. patent system is established.
1809   Austria declares war on France and her forces enter Bavaria.
1862   Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.
1865   At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.
1866   The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.
1902   South African Boers accept British terms of surrender.
1912   The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.
1925   F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1930   The first synthetic rubber is produced.
1932   Paul von Hindenburg is elected president in Germany.
1938   Germany annexes Austria.
1941   U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.
1945   In their second attempt to take the Seelow Heights, near Berlin, the Red Army launches numerous attacks against the defending Germans. The Soviets gain one mile at the cost of 3,000 men killed and 368 tanks destroyed.
1945   Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weiner, Germany.
1947   Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1971   The American table tennis team arrives in China.
1974   Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir.
1981   Imprisoned Irish Republican Army hunger striker Bobby Sands is elected to the British Parliament.
Born on April 10
1583   Hugo Grotius, Dutch statesman and scholar.
1794   Matthew C. Perry, American naval officer, opened Japan to trade with the west.
1827   Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, diplomat and author of Ben Hur.
1867   A.E. (George William Russell), Irish poet and mystic.
1880   Frances Perkins, U.S. labor secretary, first female cabinet member.
1903   Clare Boothe Luce, reporter, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
1917   Robert B. Woodward, synthetic chemist.
1934   David Halberstam, New York Times correspondent, author, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1964.
1932   Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub), actor (Dr. Zhivago).
1941   Paul Theroux, author (The Great Railway Bazaar).

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today’s picture: Jackie Robinson

Breaking Baseball’s Color Line

In August 1945, Brooklyn Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey first approached Jackie Robinson, an outstanding athlete then playing baseball in the Negro leagues, to participate in the “great experiment” of integrating the major leagues. After a season in the minors, Robinson officially broke baseball’s color barrier when he put on Dodgers uniform No. 42 in April 1947. In spite of intense pressure and hostility, Robinson’s athletic abilities earned him the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro leagues despite the exciting caliber of their play.

Image: Library of Congress

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today’s holiday: Salvation Army Founder’s Day

Salvation Army Founder’s Day

April 10 is the day on which William Booth (1829-1912), founder of the international religious and charitable movement known as The Salvation Army, was born in Nottingham, England. With the help of his wife, Catherine, he established the East London Revival Society, which soon became known as the Christian Mission and later the Salvation Army. Although Booth’s birthday is observed to varying degrees at Salvation Army outposts around the world, a major celebration was held on the organization’s centennial in 1965. More… Discuss

quotation: None love the messenger who brings bad news. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

I well believe it, to unwilling ears; None love the messenger who brings bad news.

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today’s birthday: Samuel Hahnemann (1755)

Samuel Hahnemann (1755)

Hahnemann was a German physician who created the form of alternative medicine known as homeopathy. Unsatisfied with the state of medicine at the time, Hahnemann looked for an alternative. Struck by the similarity of the symptoms quinine produces in healthy individuals to those of the disorder it cures, he theorized that “like cures like” and that drugs which produce the same symptoms as certain diseases should be used in small doses to treat those diseases. Why did he discourage drinking coffee? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: 10,500 Besieged Residents Flee Messolonghi (1826)

10,500 Besieged Residents Flee Messolonghi (1826)

Messolonghi was a major stronghold of Greek insurgents in the Greek War of Independence. Its inhabitants successfully resisted a siege by forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1822 and 1823 and held out heroically against a second siege from 1825 to 1826, when the Ottomans captured the town. Facing starvation after a year of relentless attacks, the people of Messolonghi—approximately 10,500—finally decided to leave the beleaguered city on the night of April 10, 1826. What happened when they left? More… Discuss

Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom

Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom

In Roman religion, Minerva was the goddess of wisdom and war, as well as of handicrafts and the arts. Probably of Etruscan origin, she was worshiped in various parts of ancient Rome, most notably with Jupiter and Juno in the great Capitoline temple. Her temple on the Aventine Hill was a meeting place for skilled artisans, actors, and writers. Minerva came to be identified with what Greek goddess? More… Discuss

word: circumlocution


Definition: (noun) The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.
Synonyms: ambage, periphrasis, evasion
Usage: He is long-winded and prone to circumlocution in his public speeches. Discuss.