Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

From Wikipedia: Felix Mendelshon Bartholdi


Today’s Birthday:Beverly Sills (1929)

Today’s Birthday:
Beverly Sills (1929)

Sills was an American operatic soprano. She sang on the radio as a child and made her operatic debut in 1946. Her 1966 performance in Julius Caesar made her an opera star, not just for her voice, but also for her acting. After 25 years of singing with the New York City Opera, she became its director, and she also served as chairman of the board of New York’s Lincoln Center and of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2006, she claimed to have stopped singing, even in the shower, for what reason? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Millions Participate in Hands Across America (1986)

This Day in History:
Millions Participate in Hands Across America (1986)

Hands Across America was a massive, heavily publicized fundraiser during which millions of people, including scores of celebrities and politicians, lined up in the hopes of forming a human chain stretching from New York to California. Though they did not succeed in this regard—there were many gaps along the way—the event raised $20 million. Had all of the participants actually given the $10 required donation, it would have reached its $50-million goal. For what cause was the money raised? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Washington Irving

Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

Great minds have pur
poses; others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Iris Recognition

Article of the Day:
Iris Recognition

Iris recognition, not to be confused with retinal scanning, is a type of biometric authentication that uses pattern recognition techniques to analyze the irises of an individual’s eyes. Iris recognition is rarely impeded by glasses or contact lenses and has a staggering accuracy rate when it comes to yielding unambiguous identifications. In fact, the eyes have been described as the ideal human body part for biometric identification. What advantages does iris recognition have over fingerprinting? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:keep (one’s) socks on

Idiom of the Day:
keep (one’s) socks on

To remain patient and calm, especially when beginning to become angry or upset with impatience. Usually said as an imperative. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:floorwalker

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An employee of a department store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers.
Synonyms: shopwalker
Usage: Although Bill thoroughly enjoyed the raise associated with his promotion to floorwalker, he disliked answering customer complaints and sometimes wished he had remained a cashier.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Biertan, un sătuc din Ardeal: De sfintii imparati Constantin si Elena..#Biertan #Nikon

preș  din Frunză de mesteacăn : Watch “Maple Leaf Rag – SCOTT JOPLIN (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend” on YouTube

Watch “Fur Elise in Ragtime played by Ethan Uslan” on YouTube

Watch “”The Entertainer” Insanely Difficult Jazz Arrangement With Sheet Music” on YouTube

Watch “Oscar Peterson – Autumn Leaves (transcription)” on YouTube

Watch “Hymn to Freedom” on YouTube