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2014-01-27 16:24:07

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that its Chairman, Amity Shlaes, has been given additional duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation. Miss Shlaes is the author of the 2013 New York Times bestseller, "Coolidge," an authoritative biography of America's thirtieth president. The book was recently named a Book of the Year by The Economist. Miss Shlaes has been a trustee of the Foundation...

White House Opened Up To Google Art Project
2012-04-04 05:00:24

The Google Art Project has opened up many museums around the world for global visitors who are unable to visit and gaze upon the great works available. Now, according to USA Today, the White House has been opened up by the Obamas as a virtual museum where people can visit online and observe the great works of art available there. Mrs. Obama says in a video for the Google Art Project, “The White House isn´t simply a home to first families or meeting space for world leaders...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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