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2009-07-23 15:19:00

Officials say the U.S. House of Representatives may soon commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War, a historical conflict started over a dead pig. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the conflict between the fledgling United States and Britain began when a U.S. farmer shot and killed belonging to the British company, Hudson's Bay Co., in summer 1859, McClatchy Newspapers reported Wednesday. This was a territorial dispute between a world power and a rising world power, Larsen said. Who...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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