Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

Best Classical Music: Watch “Dvořák – Piano quintet op.81 – Smetana SQ / Hála” on YouTube


Today’s Holiday:Kentucky Derby


Today’s Holiday:
Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is the greatest and most glamorous horse race in America, run since 1875 in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a one-and-one-quarter-mile race for three-year-old thoroughbreds and is the first race in the Triple Crown. The Derby became Louisville’s major social occasion of the year; women to this day wear their most stylish hats to the racetrack, and there are numerous lavish Derby breakfasts and parties. And, of course, the Derby wouldn’t be the Derby without mint juleps, the bourbon-and-mint drink served in cold silver cups. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758)


Today’s Birthday:
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758)

Robespierre was one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He was elected to the National Assembly in 1789 and became an influential orator. After calling for the execution of the king in 1792, he led the Jacobins and the Committee of Public Safety in establishing the Reign of Terror, during which hundreds of thousands of political opponents were arrested and thousands were guillotined. In 1794, he was overthrown and executed. What was his role in the Cult of the Supreme Being? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Hindenburg Disaster (1937)


This Day in History:
The Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

Launched in 1936 in Germany, the Hindenburg was the largest rigid airship ever constructed and was promoted by the Nazis as a symbol of national pride. It started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made several trips to the Americas. On one such trip, the hydrogen-filled airship violently and unexpectedly exploded in flames and crashed in New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people on board. What non-flammable gas was originally supposed to provide the airship’s lift? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Joseph Conrad


Quote of the Day:
Joseph Conrad

God is for men and religion is for women. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Vertigo


Article of the Day:
Vertigo

Derived from a Latin phrase meaning “a condition of turning about,” the term vertigo is used in medical circles to describe the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is stationary. Usually associated with a disturbance in the inner ear balance mechanism, the brain, or nerve connections between the two, vertigo is a major symptom of a balance disorder. There are two types of vertigo: subjective and objective. What is the difference between the two? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the circumstances


Idiom of the Day:
in the circumstances

Due to the conditions or particular situation; such as the case is. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:exigency


Word of the Day:
exigency

Definition: (noun) Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural.
Synonyms: need, demand, requirement, necessity, constraint, wont
Usage: The reduction was caused by the exigencies of a wartime economy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch