The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
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  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Word of the Day

    bucolic byoo-KOL-ik (adjective) Relating to or typical of the countryside or its people; rustic; Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; (noun) A pastoral poem, depicting rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; A country person. — Dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    National Gallery of Art


    View one of the finest collections of art in the world and some of the most significant works from the Renaissance to the present day in painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photographs, decorative and media arts.

    Number to Know

    828,000: The United States acquired 828,000 square miles of land from France in the Louisiana Purchase, which encompassed all or part of 15 states and two Canadian provinces.

    This Day in History

    Dec. 20, 1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    British singer-songwriter and committed humanitarian Billy Bragg (56)

    Daily Quote

    "Even with politics, stuff comes around again. Woody Guthrie would recognize America today." — Billy Bragg

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