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Daily Almanac for Thursday, December 23, 2021; Day 357 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electrical signals and power. The transistor is one of the basic building blocks of modern electronics. It is composed of semiconductor material, usually with at least three terminals for connection to an electronic circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals controls the […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, December 21, 2021; Day 355 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS A crossword is a word puzzle that usually takes the form of a square or a rectangulargrid of white- and black-shaded squares. The game’s goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues, which lead to the answers. In languages that are written left-to-right, the answer words […]

Daily Almanac for Monday, December 20, 2021; Day 354 of the Year

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane, lit. ‘Sale of Louisiana’) was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from Napoleonic France in 1803. In return for fifteen million dollars, or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile, the United States nominally acquired a total of 828,000 sq mi (2,140,000 km2; 530,000,000 […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, December 18, 2021; Day 352 of the Year

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. The amendment was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the required 27 of the then 36 states on December 6, 1865, and proclaimed on December 18. It […]

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