Daily Archives: September 1, 2016

A view from above the Chrysler Building

A view from above the Chrysler Building

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Today’s Holiday:Nauvoo Grape Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Nauvoo Grape Festival

The highlight of the Grape Festival held each year in Nauvoo, Illinois, is the historical pageant known as the Wedding of the Wine and Cheese, celebrating the union of cheese and wine. The festival also includes parades, a grape stomp, and historical tours. In the late 1840s, Nauvoo was occupied by French and German Icarians. The Icarians brought wine-making to the area, and several of their original wine cellars are still used to make the blue cheese that this festival has celebrated for over 50 years.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Louis Bonaparte (1778)

Today’s Birthday:
Louis Bonaparte (1778)

Louis was the younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, the first Emperor of France. He accompanied Napoleon on the Italian campaign and was his aide-de-camp in Egypt. At Napoleon’s insistence, he married Hortense de Beauharnais, but the union did not last. Proclaimed king of Holland in 1806, he was criticized by Napoleon for being too easy on his subjects. His unwillingness to join the Continental System led him into conflict with Napoleon and to eventually flee his kingdom. Who was Louis’s son?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:CBS Evening News Expands to Half Hour (1963)

This Day in History:
CBS Evening News Expands to Half Hour (1963)

The CBS Evening News is the chief nightly news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast the program since 1948, when it was called The CBS-TV News. Legendary journalist Walter Cronkite took over as the program’s anchor in 1962, and the following year, the show was expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, becoming network television’s first half-hour nightly news program. When Cronkite retired in 1981, who replaced him as the show’s anchor?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:W. Somerset Maugham

Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Space-Time

Article of the Day:

In physics, space-time is a four-dimensional continuum consisting of three dimensions in space and one dimension in time. This mathematical model, which is an integral part of Einstein’s relativity theory, combines space and time into a single continuum that allows physicists to more uniformly describe the workings of the universe. The merger of space and time is often represented as a measure of distance expressed in units of time. What novelists have referenced the topic of space-time?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:tractable

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Easily managed or controlled; governable.
Synonyms: manipulable
Usage: I felt him become suddenly tractable again like an animal, like a good-tempered horse when the object that scares him is removed.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday:Famadihana

Today’s Holiday:

The Malagasy people of Madagascar believe that their deceased ancestors have become intermediaries between the living and God. Because they will spend eternity in their new existence, tombs are built to be much sturdier than houses. The Famadihana is a celebration in which people exhume the remains of their ancestors, treat them to a grand feast and party, replace their burial clothes, and then reintern them. The specific date of a family’s Famidihana is determined by a spiritual leader, but, for hygenic reasons, it always takes place during the winter months, when the weather is dry.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Rocky Marciano (1923)

Today’s Birthday:
Rocky Marciano (1923)

Marciano turned to professional boxing in 1947, after failing to become a professional baseball player. On his climb to the heavyweight title, he became the second boxer ever to knock out Joe Louis. He won the title in 1952 and defended it 6 times before retiring. The only heavyweight champion with a perfect professional record, he was undefeated in 49 fights—43 won by knockout. A test of the force of his punch found that it carried enough energy to lift how much weight one foot off the ground?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Germany Invades Poland (1939)

This Day in History:
Germany Invades Poland (1939)

After staging Polish attacks on German forces to create the appearance of Polish aggression, Germany invaded Poland, beginning WWII. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later, and all the members of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the exception of Ireland, rapidly followed suit. The German blitzkrieg crushed the Polish defenses. Within a month all of Poland was occupied by German forces as well as the forces of what state with whom Germany had just signed a non-aggression pact?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Edwin Abbott

Quote of the Day:
Edwin Abbott

There is peace, in so far as the absence of slaughter may be called by that name, but there is necessarily little harmony of tastes or pursuits.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Polymers

Article of the Day:

Both DNA and plastic, two seemingly unrelated materials, are classified as polymers, compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of a number of structural units linked together by covalent bonds. A diverse assortment of natural and synthetic materials comprises the class of polymers, including hair, polyester, and shellac. Polymers are even used in the production of microprocessor parts. What is the process that produces polymers called?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:presentiment

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.
Synonyms: boding, foreboding, premonition
Usage: We’ve gone and lost your father’s flat, Diana, and I have a presentiment that we’ll not be allowed to row on the pond any more.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch