"It's no good, sir," said the hopeless pupil to his English teacher, "I try to learn, but everything you say goes in both ears and out the other."
"Goes in both ears and out the other?" asked the puzzled teacher, "but you only have two ears, son."
"You see, sir, I'm no good at math, either!"
The horizontal angle to an object, measured clockwise from a fixed reference point, usually north or south
Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great is more commonly known as Charlemagne.
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Back in the day, today...
1687: Newton publishes "Principia"
1699: Capt William Kidd arrested in Boston
1776: Declaration of Independence announced on front page of the "PA Evening Gazette"
1785: Congress resolves US currency named "dollar"; adopts decimal coinage
1854: 1st Republican state convention, Ripon, Wisc
1923: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics formed
1924: 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1928: 1st all-talking motion picture shown, in NY (Lights of NY)
1928: World's largest hailstone 165533 lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska
1933: 1st All-Star baseball game, AL wins 5-2 (Chicago's Comiskey Park)
1945: Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter
1945: Pres Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
Mikail Gorbachev was the last president of the Soviet Union.