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Word of the Day

bucolic byoo-KOL-ik (adjective) Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic; Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; (noun) A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; A country person.  — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

National Gallery of Art


View one of the finest collections of art in the world and some of the most significant works from the Renaissance to the present day in painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photographs, decorative and media arts.

Number to Know

828,000: The United States acquired 828,000 square miles of land from France in the Louisiana Purchase, which encompassed all or part of 15 states and two Canadian provinces.

This Day in History

Dec. 20, 1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.

Today’s Featured Birthday

British singer-songwriter and committed humanitarian Billy Bragg (56)

Daily Quote

"Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today." — Billy Bragg