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Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice.

2011-06-15 16:10:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daytime Emmy® Awards will present the Daytime Cares segment showcasing Smile Train, the world's largest cleft repair charity, featuring Dean Cain, Erik Estrada and Tatyana Ali.

2011-06-08 00:00:00

Since the launch this past January, the GymyGym – the revolutionary fitness chair - has been making quite the buzz.

2008-06-20 16:40:40

With 8 inches of hail falling in parts of Nebraska this week and Arizona reaching triple digit temperatures last week, it may seem rather arbitrary to call June 20 the first day of the summer this year, aka the summer solstice.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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