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Happy Lazy Sunday folks! I’ve decided that every Sunday we’ll dive into history before diving into our Wordle guide. I suppose that’s a bit of laziness on my part. I don’t have to come up with anything clever. I can only enumerate the famous historical events that took place on this day through the years, centuries and epochs.
On August 27th, here are some of the big historical moments that shaped our world – turns out some very, very big things happened that day, including a “Mars opposition”:
- 1859: The first successful oil well in the United States was drilled by Edwin Drake near Titusville, Pennsylvania and marked the beginning of the modern petroleum industry.
- 1883: A series of violent explosions occurred on the volcanic island of Krakatau in Indonesia, resulting in one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in history. The eruption had far-reaching effects on global climate and atmospheric conditions.
- 1928: The Kellogg-Briand Pact, also known as the Paris Pact, was signed by 15 nations and renounced war as a means of settling international disputes. Although it ultimately failed to prevent World War II, it laid the foundation for the concept of international peace and disarmament.
- 1962: NASA’s Mariner 2 spacecraft was the first spacecraft to successfully fly by Venus, yielding valuable data on the planet’s atmosphere and surface temperature.
- 1967: The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein has been found dead at his home in London. Epstein played a crucial role in the success of The Beatles and their rise to international fame.
- 2003: Mars has been closest to Earth for nearly 60,000 years, a phenomenon known as “Mars opposition.” This event enabled an extraordinary observation of the planet from Earth.
- 2003: The man-made wildfire known as the “Cedar Fire” started in California and eventually grew into one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state’s history.
- 2007: NASA launched the Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars. The spacecraft successfully landed on Mars in May 2008 and conducted studies of the planet’s polar region.
- 2012: Apple Inc. became the most valuable publicly traded company in history with a market capitalization of over $620 billion.
- 2018: Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. Mugabe was a controversial figure, first celebrated for his role in ending colonial rule but later criticized for his authoritarian rule and economic policies.
Okay, let’s make this wordle!
How to solve today’s word
The hint: Tolstoy got this in a second.
The hint: This word contains a repeating letter.
Photo credit: Erik Kain
Check out yesterday’s Wordle #796 here.
Wordle bot analysis
After every word I solve, I cross over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
All in all, today was a very good guessing game. Violence (like in The Force, like in the new war of stars series Ahsoka on Disney Plus – read my review – is out) left me with just 21 words. lung I reduced that number to just 4. My next guess was happy, but reasonable, since I ruled out the other options, and yielded something too Peace to the galaxy. Huzzah!
I get 1 point for guessing three and 0 points for a tie at Wordle Bot. 1 for me! Huzzah again!
Present day Wordle etymology
The word “peace” has its origins in Old English and derives from the Proto-Germanic word “friþuz” meaning “peace, rest”. This word is related to Old Saxon “frithu”, Old High German “fridu” and Old Norse “friðr”, all of which have similar meanings.
The concept of peace has deep historical and cultural meaning and has been a fundamental aspiration of societies throughout history. The word itself reflects the desire for harmony, freedom from conflict, and a state of calm and stability.
Play competitive Wordle against me!
I was playing a grueling PvP Wordle game against my nemesis Wordle. But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And of course your helpful Wordle guide). You can also play against the bot if you have a New York Times subscription.
- Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for making it in 2 attempts.
- 3 points for making it with a guess.
- 1 point because you hit me
- 0 points for making it in 4 attempts.
- -1 point for making it in 5 attempts.
- -2 points for making it in 6 attempts.
- -3 points for losing.
- -1 point because you lost to me
You can either keep a running list of your points if that’s your thing or just play day by day if you prefer.
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