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Friday, June 24, 2022

Word of the Day: June 24, 2022

adulation

noun | aj-uh-LAY-shun

Definition

: extreme or excessive admiration or flattery

Russia invaded by Napoleon and his Grand Army

On this day in 1812, French Emperor Napoleon—who had massed his troops in Poland in the spring to intimidate Russian Tsar Alexander I—and 600,000 troops of his Grand Army launched an ill-fated invasion of Russia.

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Surprising Movie Trivia Facts


Movie Trivia Fact: The set for The Ten Commandments was buried underground for decades

Cecil B. DeMille, director of the 1923 silent film The Ten Commandments, thought the movie set—including 21 Sphinx replicas—was too valuable to let other filmmakers get their hands on it. He figured it was cheaper to bury the set than to move it, and the artifacts remained underground near the California coast for 94 years before archaeologists found the 300-pound head in 2017.

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