Edwin Hubble Announces Existence of Other Galaxies (1925)

Edwin Hubble worked as a basketball coach and teacher, served in World War I, and studied law before focusing his energies on astronomy. On January 1, 1925, he made a groundbreaking announcement, declaring that fuzzy “nebulae” seen earlier with less powerful telescopes were not part of our galaxy but were actually galaxies themselves. With the findings now known as Hubble’s law, he was also the first to provide evidence to support what theory about the universe?
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Betsy Ross (1752)

According to legend, Ross was visited in 1776 by George Washington, Robert Morris, and her husband’s uncle, George Ross, and asked to make a flag for the new nation based on a sketch by Washington. Although Ross made flags during the American Revolution and was the official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy, the long-accepted story that she designed and made the first US flag—the Stars and Stripes—is generally discredited. Who first publicized the story of Ross making the flag?
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Feast of the Circumcision (Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God)

The Feast of the Circumcision, which commemorates the circumcision of the infant Jesus on the eighth day after his birth, is known by a number of different names: Roman Catholics, who used to call it the Octave of the Birth of Our Lord or the Circumcision of Jesus, now mark the day as the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Episcopalians call it the Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as Jesus was officially given his name on this day. Lutherans refer to it as the Feast of the Circumcision and the Name of Jesus. Discuss
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atrament – A synonym for ink. More…

calamari – The term for Deep-fried squid comes from Latin calamarius, meaning "pen case"—because of its long tapering shell and its ink; it is also spelled calamary. More…

ink – First spelled inke and enke—from Greek enkauston, the purple ink used by Roman emperors. More…

sumi-e – Japanese for "ink painting." More…

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