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this pressed from the telegraph : Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts – Telegraph


Twitter suspends Islamic State accounts – Telegraph.

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE SINKS GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ (1944)


The Royal Air Force Sinks German Battleship Tirpitz (1944)

The German Tirpitz, sister ship of the similarly ill-fatedBismarck, was the largest battleship ever built in Europe. Though she was sent to waters around German-occupied Norway and never really saw action in World War II, her mere presence threatened Allied convoys and tied up their naval resources. The Allies therefore launched numerous attacks on the Tirpitz in an effort to destroy her. After the Allies succeeded, her armor plates were supposedly repurposed for what use?More… Discuss

 

Word: STAID


staid 

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety.
Synonyms: serioussoberquietcalmgravesteadycomposedsolemn
Usage: I instinctively stood up a little straighter when the staid duke entered the parlor. Discuss.

This Day In History: WWII: Operation Manna Begins (1945)


WWII: Operation Manna Begins (1945)

During WWII, the Royal Air Force delivered 6,680 tons food into parts of the German-occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying forces, to feed starving Dutch citizens suffering from a famine that ultimately claimed 18,000 lives. Operation Manna, as it was called, was named for the food that the Book of Exodus says miraculously appeared for the Israelites in the wilderness. The mission ended on May 8, when Germany‘s surrender ended the war in Europe. How was the food delivered? More… Discuss