TODAY – 11 JUNE 2015

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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.

 Quote of the Day:

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of a wise man. – William Penn.

Fact of the Day:

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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.

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Credits: NASA – Earth Observatory.

Video of the Day:

The watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks

Toon of the Day:

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Credits: Alicia. A as quoted in Ba-ba Mail

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