Word of the Day:
Blithe – Carefree and lighthearted.
Synonym: lighthearted, lightsome.
Usage: The blithe young couple was a pleasant sight to see.
This Day in History: 11-June.
1770 – Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1798 – Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
1930 – William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
1944 – U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.
1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of a wise man. – William Penn.
Fact of the Day:
Image of the Day:
Residents of the U.S. Midwest and eastern states might have noticed that the Sun appeared to have a slightly different hue in early June 2015. It was not your imagination. Smoke from wildfires in Canada cast a hazy mask over the atmosphere that gave the Sun a deeper orange-red color.
Credits: NASA – Earth Observatory.
Video of the Day:
The watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks
Toon of the Day:
Credits: Alicia. A as quoted in Ba-ba Mail