Daily Archives: August 6, 2016

Today’s Holiday: Dublin Irish Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Dublin Irish Festival

During the 19th century, a large Irish immigrant population settled throughout the United States. One enclave established north of Columbus, Ohio, took the name of the capital of Ireland. In 1987, the first Dublin Irish Festival was held to commemorate the city’s rich heritage. One of the festival’s main events is the Columbus Feis, in which competitors square off in a Gaelic dance known as the ceilidh. Other activities include listening to storytelling and folklore at three cultural stages, eating traditional Irish food, shopping for imported Irish goods, and watching sheepherding demonstrations.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ralph Bunche (1904)

Today’s Birthday:
Ralph Bunche (1904)

Bunche was a US diplomat who in 1950 became the first person of color awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which he earned for mediating the 1949 Arab-Israeli truce. During WWII, he worked in the US War and State Departments. After the war, he helped establish the UN and spent the remainder of his career in a variety of UN positions, including principal secretary of the UN Palestine Commission and Under-Secretary General. In what unusual way did he conduct many of the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: United States Embassy Bombings (1998)

This Day in History:
United States Embassy Bombings (1998)

On August 7, 1998, hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the US embassies in the major East African cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. The attacks, linked to local members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, brought Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri to American attention and resulted in the US Federal Bureau of Investigation placing bin Laden on its Ten Most Wanted list. The bombings took place on the eighth anniversary of what?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Quote of the Day:
Virginia Woolf

The beauty of the world…has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

Article of the Day:
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

In 1885, after attaching a bellows camera to a compound microscope, Bentley became the first known snowflake photographer. He went on to develop a highly successful method of photographing the ephemeral snow crystals on a black velvet backing before they melted. Bentley also collaborated on the article that proposed the idea that no two snowflakes are alike. In 1931, some 2,000 of Bentley’s 5,000 snowflake photographs were published in a book titled what?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: effigy

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A likeness or image, especially of a person.
Synonyms: simulacrum, image
Usage: The penny bears an effigy of Lincoln.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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“Dazed And Confused”

Been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talkin’, few of them know
Soul of a woman was created below, yeah.

You hurt and abuse tellin’ all of your lies.
Run ’round sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize.
Sweet little baby, I don’t know where you’ve been.
Gonna love you baby, here I come again.

Ev’ry day I work so hard bringin’ home my hard-earned pay.
Try to love you baby, but you push me away.
Don’t know where you’re goin’, I don’t know just where you’ve been;
Sweet little baby, I want you again.

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.
Oh, yeah! Alright!
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.
Oh don’t leave me so confused, no! Oh, baby!

Been dazed and confused for so long, it’s not true,
Wanted a woman never bargained for you.
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will.
(Will your) tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?

Ooh, yeah! Alright!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

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