Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

Blue Moon at Sea


Blue Moon at Sea

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Today’s Holiday:Buccaneer Days


Today’s Holiday:
Buccaneer Days

During Buccanner Days, the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, by proclamation of the mayor, is under pirate rule. What began in 1938 to honor the discovery of Corpus Christi Bay by Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez Pineda in 1519 has become a month-long carnival, calling to mind the days when the settlement was a hideaway for pirates. Pirates sail into town, capture the mayor, and demand revelry throughout the city. Events include a professional rodeo, sailboat regattas, parades, sporting events, concerts, a coronation and ball, and fireworks on the bayfront. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Ulysses S. Grant (1822)


Today’s Birthday:
Ulysses S. Grant (1822)

Though he served with bravery in the Mexican-American War, Grant resigned his post several years later, possibly due to his heavy drinking. However, he returned to serve in the US Civil War and won a string of brilliant victories. Three years after Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to him, ending the war, Grant was elected president. Still, he spent his final years in poverty after being swindled by a friend. Days before his death, he did what to secure his family’s finances? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:US President Abraham Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus (1861)


This Day in History:
US President Abraham Lincoln Suspends Habeas Corpus (1861)

In law, habeas corpus is a writ ordering that a person be brought before a judge, especially to decide whether a prisoner’s detention is lawful. Its suspension means that prisoners can be held indefinitely without being charged. During the US Civil War, President Lincoln suspended habeas corpus to arrest and silence Southern dissenters. A legal battle ensued, and Lincoln prevailed. How was habeas corpus treated in the Confederacy at this time? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:John Milton


Quote of the Day:
John Milton

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Storm Chasing


Article of the Day:
Storm Chasing

Broadly defined as the pursuit of any severe weather condition, storm chasing is an endeavor with motives ranging from thrill-seeking to serious scientific research. Although witnessing a tornado is the primary goal for most storm chasers, many enjoy watching thunderstorms, hail, lightning, and other meteorological events as well. Storm chasers are most active in May and June in the American Great Plains region. Who is generally considered the first storm chaser? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the pocket of (someone)


Idiom of the Day:
in the pocket of (someone)

Under the direct control or influence of someone or some group. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:exothermic


Word of the Day:
exothermic

Definition: (adjective) Releasing heat.
Synonyms: heat-releasing, exothermal
Usage: Scientists use a calorimeter to measure the amount of heat released during an exothermic reaction.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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