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Oxford Dictionary debuts, 1884
On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the En…
Former New York City mayor Edward I. Koch, who died last week at the age of 88, was buried today at Trinity Cemetery in northern Manhattan. In the years leading up to his death, Koch talked openly about his funeral plans, going so far as to give ...
Last month, I wrote an article about a fascinating project going on at the University of Leicester: the search for King Richard III’s remains. On September 12, archaeologists announced the discovery of two human skeletons under a parking lot where ...