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2014-09-20 00:20:50

"Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" Opens Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will open "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" Sunday, Sept. 21--the 10th anniversary of the opening of the museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140920/147406 "Nation to Nation" is the...

2014-09-10 16:27:39

Generous Support Fulfills Association's Endowment Commitment for Future Improvements and Advancements to Revitalized Center WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House Historical Association is honored to announce a $5 million gift by businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to the Association in support of the revitalized White House Visitor Center opening on Saturday, September 13. The completely transformed visitor center is the result of a...

2014-09-10 16:20:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James J. Laychak, President of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, accepted the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of the Pentagon Memorial today. The Pentagon Memorial, along with the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York received the medal honoring the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks that day. The Pentagon Memorial's medal will ultimately be on display...

2014-08-07 12:29:06

Peter Adler becomes online university's latest board member SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Adler, President of Molina Healthcare of Washington, was recently appointed to the state advisory board of WGU Washington. The 13-member board helps guide the growth and development of Washington's only legislatively-endorsed, online university. Adler has been a leader in the healthcare industry for more than three decades and brings a track record of service to our state's...

2014-07-17 12:24:03

Gift Exemplifies 'Patriotic Philanthropy,' As The 2016 National Park Service Centennial Approaches WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a gift made history and saved history. National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and National Park Foundation (NPF) President and CEO Neil Mulholland joined businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to announce Rubenstein's $12.35 million donation, a lead gift in the National Park Foundation's Centennial...

2014-07-01 16:22:45

White House, Lady Liberty and Presidential Experts Highlight Fall East Coast Cruise LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury travelers can plan for an immersive exploration of some of the most important sites in the nation's history during Crystal Cruises' November 5 East Coast sailing from New York to Miami aboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity. Visiting military training grounds and war memorials and walking in the footsteps of presidents - through the Revolutionary-era...

2014-04-17 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 1749, a teenaged surveyor "laid off a town" on the Eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The 17 year old was working for Lord Fairfax, then Proprietor of much of The Olde Dominion. The village he surveyed has not changed all that much in the ensuing 255 years. But even with an official population of only 134 citizens, the tiny little town in the hills has a whole lot to brag about. For the teenager's...

2014-04-02 00:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL BUILDING Profile America -- Wednesday, April 2nd. Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government's ability to create money. It's pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country's new constitution was...

2014-03-21 12:22:58

Largest Restoration Project to Date in the First President's Home MOUNT VERNON, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, unveiled on March 21 the results of the most comprehensive room research and renovation effort in the 161-year history of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The "New Room", the largest and grandest room in George Washington's Mansion, has taken on a new appearance and a new interpretation. To celebrate...

2014-02-13 12:24:41

A 12-FOOT GOOGLE GLASS ACTIVATED AMERICAN FLAG ON VIEW PRESIDENTS' DAY WEEKEND, FEB. 15 - 17, 2014 WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Portrait of America, the seminal work of David Datuna's "Viewpoint of Billions" series, is a groundbreaking 12-foot multi-media flag and the first public installation and artwork in the world to utilize Google Glass. The vision of an artist whose story is akin to the American dream, Portrait of America chronicles the journey of a diverse and...


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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.