Daily Archives: January 25, 2017

My Chakra today 


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My Duck today 


My Duck today

Today’s Holiday:Burns Night


Today’s Holiday:
Burns Night

Burns Night is the anniversary of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The day is celebrated not only in Scotland but also in Newfoundland, and wherever there are devotees of this lusty poet. The celebrations generally take the form of recitations of Burns’s poetry, the imbibing of quantities of single-malt Scotch whiskey, and the serving of haggis, a Scottish dish made of a sheep’s or calf’s innards (liver, heart, etc.) boiled in its stomach. At the point of the carving of the haggis, it is traditional to recite “To a Haggis,” with its line, “Great chieftain o’ the pudding race!”: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Govert Teuniszoon Flinck (1615)


Today’s Birthday:
Govert Teuniszoon Flinck (1615)

A student of Rembrandt, Flinck was a Dutch painter who is remembered mainly for his numerous portraits, many of which are held in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. Among his most famous works is the Blessing of Jacob, one of his many religious subjects. However, Flinck was also known for painting scenes from history, such as the Peace of Münster, which illustrates the famous treaty with 19 life-size figures. Flinck even painted his own likeness in the canvas. Where is it?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:First Emmy Awards for Excellence in Television (1949)


This Day in History:
First Emmy Awards for Excellence in Television (1949)

The Emmy Awards are given for outstanding achievement in US television. They are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which was founded in 1946 and which held the first award ceremony in 1949. Its members vote on outstanding programs, actors, directors, and writers in such categories as drama, comedy, and variety. The Emmy’s name is taken from the nickname “immy” for the image orthicon, a television camera tube. Who won the very first Emmy?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Charles Dickens


Quote of the Day:
Charles Dickens

The world would do well to reflect, that injustice is in itself, to every generous and properly constituted mind, an injury, of all others the most insufferable, the most torturing, and the most hard to bear.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:King Zog


Article of the Day:
King Zog

Zog I, born Ahmet Zogolli, was president of Albania from 1925 to 1928 and king from 1928 to 1939. During the worldwide depression of the 1930s, Zog’s government became almost completely dependent on Italy. Ultimately unable to check Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s increasing control over his country, Zog was forced into exile. He formally abdicated in 1946, when Albania became a communist republic after WWII. How many assassination attempts is Zog said to have survived during his reign?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:blacking


Word of the Day:
blacking

Definition: (noun) A preparation, such as a shoe or stove polish, that is used to impart a black color.
Synonyms: shoe polish
Usage: I let a bottle of blacking fall over his new dress, and he flew at me sword in hand, so that I was obliged to make my escape.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch