of the Day
Definition: (adjective) Lacking authenticity or validity in essence
or origin; not genuine; false
Synonyms: inauthentic, unauthentic
Usage: The professor explained to the student that her essay had received
a "C" due to numerous examples of spurious reasoning.
This Day in History
King Edward III of England Is King of France (1340)
One of the longest reigning kings of medieval times, Edward III oversaw
the expansion of England into Scotland and France. Edward's parentage
and his prodigious offspring provided the bases for two lengthy and
significant events in European history, the Hundred Years' War and
the Wars of the Roses, respectively. In 1337, Edward declared war
on King Philip VI and, victorious, made himself "King of France,"
a title that would be claimed by subsequent British monarchs. Until
when was this title used? More...
Douglas MacArthur (1880)
MacArthur is a major figure in the US military and diplomatic history
of World War II and post-WWII. As general of the army, he helped conquer
the Japanese Empire and played a major role in rebuilding the nation
and drafting its first democratic constitution. Although a hero to
many, he was suddenly relieved of duty by President Truman at the
height of the Korean War. Why was he dismissed? More...
of the Day
It is useless attacking the insensible.
(620 BC-560 BC)