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The weekend's going to gobble my activity up most likely.

At the moment, I'm trying to get cool.

WORD
July 22: Terror
- Intense, sharp fear: to be frantic with terror; something that causes fear
- From Old French terreur ("terror, fear, dread"; Latin terrorem ("fright, fear, terror")

July 23: Sloven
- person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc; untidy
- From Middle Flemish sloovin (“a scold”) related to sloef (“untidy, shabby”)

July 24: Surplusage (noun)
- An excess of words; an excess amount
- From the word "Surplus" (more simple), meaning excess or more than sufficient.


HISTORY

July 22:
- Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is caught in 1991.
- Also, Army Pvt. Jessica Linch receives Hero's Welcome returning home in 2003

July 23:
- The Ford Motor Company sells its first car in 1903

July 24
- 1864: The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.

- In 1969, Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
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Going ahead since the 21st is a couple of hours ;) Later there will be a ramble.

WORD
Detrimental
- Adjective. Something that causes harm or damage. Injurious.
- From Latin words detrimentum ("harm") < deterere ("to rub off, wear")
- Antonyms: Beneficial; good

HISTORY
- Battle of Guam (World War II) began in 1944.
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Missed a couple of days so I'm going ahead.

Word of the Day

July 17:
- Merit: something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation a commendable quality, act, etc.
~ Word derives from old english word that means "To deserve".

July 18:
- Incessant: Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance. (ie: incessant sound); unending
- Cessant is from "Cease" (to stop working)

July 19:
- Formula: Various definitions, including a plan of action intended to solve a problem.
- From Latin word formula (“a small pattern or mold, form, rule, principle, method, formula”); diminutive of forma (“a form”)

July 20:
- Anecdote: a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature.
- Derives from Greek words meaning "to publish", "to give".

History of the Day
July 17:
- Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California in 1955.

July 18:
- The former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was born in 1918.
- Also born, astronaut John Glenn in 1921.

July 19:
- Anti-Mafia Judge Paolo Borsellino is killed by a Mafia car bomb in Palermo, Italy together with five police officers in 1992.

- Soji Okita, Shinsengumi member died in 1868

July 20:
- 1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car in 1903 (in my HOME STATE OF MICHIGAN).
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Word of the Day
July 15:
Impasse: a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.

- From French "impasse" (im = prefix for "in"; passe = passing)

July 16:
Memory: The ability of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.

- From Latin memoria (“the faculty of remembering, remembrance, memory, a historical account”) and memor (“mindful, remembering”)


History of the Day
July 15:
- In 1799, the Rosetta Stone is found in Egypte of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard.


July 16:
- 1945: Allied Powers leaders Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of U.K), Harry S Truman (U.S President) and Joseph Stalin (Soviet), meet in Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
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Going a day ahead so I don't forget. ;)

Word of the Day
July 13:
- Flippant: disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness (lightly).

- From Northern English dialectal flippand (“prattling, babbling, glib”), present participle of flip (“to babble”), of North Germanic origin. Cognate with Icelandic "fleipa" (“to babble, prattle”), Swedish dialectal "flepa" (“to talk nonsense”).

Julu 14:
Neolithic:
- Related to the New Stone Age (After Pre-Ceramic)
- From Ancient Greek νέος (neos, “new”) + λίθος (lithos, “stone”).


History of the Day
July 13:
- In Montevideo, Uruguay, the first two matches in the FIFA World CUP began in 1930

July 14:
- Bastille Day in France, marking the Fête de la Fédération of 1790.
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Word OF THE DAY
Today's word is "Chagrin"

1.) Feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.

2.) To vex by disappointment or humiliation (for example, having your work rejected after working really hard on it)

Etmology:
There are various ideas as to what makes the word but I think this explanation helps: In French, the word "became by metaphor the expression for gnawing trouble."

HISTORY OF THE DAY
On July 12 1862, The Medal of Honor (image above) was established.

In Iraq, Somebody was recently awarded the MOH for tossing a grenade away from allies. He lost his right hand.

This is from the Code of Federal Regulations, title 32 National Defense, chapter 5 (for the U.S Army):

The Medal of Honor, established by Joint Resolution of
Congress, 12 July 1862 (amended by Act of 9 July 1918 and Act of 25 July
1963) is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member
of the Army, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and
intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty
while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States
; while
engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing
foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in
an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United
States is not a belligerent party (figure 1).

The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have
involved risk of life.
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[ HISTORY OF THE DAY ]
July 10: 1940. The Battle of Britain began. Germany's air force attacks the United Kingdom.

July 11: In 1914, Babe Ruth makes his debut in MLB.

[ WORD OF THE DAY ]
July 10: Music (Noun). The science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a unified rhythm, harmony, or the like.

July 11: League (noun). A gathering of entities coming together for a common purpose or goal.
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Three days missing? Where was I? I guess I was busy.


Word of the Day
July 7: Divinity (noun): Has the quality of being God-like in nature
July 8: Sluggish: Indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy
July 9: Content (Noun): Something that is to be expressed through some medium; significance

History of the Day
July 7: In 2005, suicide bombings were commenced in London. It's also known as "7/7" (July 2005 London Bombings).

July 8: In 1948, The Women in the Air_Force (WAF) program recruits its first female member Sergeant Esther Blake. Hell yeah!

July 9: Today, actor Tom Hanks was born in 1956! One of my favorites! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!.

Update on What's Up
Wasn't in that much of a writing mood. I worked on the next chapter of United We Soar but didn't get very far at all.
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Looks like I have July 4, 5, and 6 to do. Wednesday arrived only an hour ago but i want to get it out of the way. The week so far has been uneventful.

Word of the Day
JULY 4 will be "Patriotism": Devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. Patroit is from the Greek word "patris", which means father land or country.

JULY 5 will be "Verisimilitude" (noun): The appearance or semblance of truth. From Latin word vērīsimilitūdō, equivalent to vērī, meaning truth. Also from similitūdō, meaning "likeliness" or obviously "Similar".

JULY 6 will be "Oath" (none): A close pledge or promise to a god, king, or another person, to show that its true (Certify).

History of the Day
JULY 4: "Independence Day" is celebrated in United States of America. This marks the Thirteen Colonies's split from Great Britain in 1776. That was called the United States Declaration of Independence.

JULY 5: In 1295, the Auld Alliance was formed, a Fraco-Scottish Alliance against Britian that lasted for over two centuries.

JULY 6: A Captain of the Shinsengumi, Sanosuke Harada (原田 左之助) died during the Boshin War, where the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Imperial revolutionaries fought for leadership. Sano was under the leadership of commander Kondō Isami.
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History of the Day
July 3rd! In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

Word of the Day
Today's word is "suffuse". It means "to spread over or through in the manner of fluid or light". To flush or fill.

It's from the Latin word suffusus, past participle of suffundere, literally, to pour beneath.
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History of the Day
In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

Word of the Day
The word is the noun "Primer", which is a small introductory book on a subject or a short informative piece of writing. This is especially for children; it derived from the Latin word "prīmus" and its variants, which means "First".

Lesson of the day: "The reader should be allowed to react naturally to the evidence presented in the story, not instructed in how to react by the author."

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