Daily Archives: June 6, 2017

Firenze, Basilica di Santo Spirito, progettata da Filippo Brunelleschi e realizzata con significative modifiche dopo la sua morte.Dettaglio del luminoso interno.Dottrina dell’ArchitetturaArchitetto David Napolitano

Watch “The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas | “America” Commercial (60 seconds)” on YouTube

Virgin of the rocks – First version, By Leonardo da Vinci

From Wikipedia: Sandra Ann Morgan  ( born June 6, 1942)


Sandra Anne Morgan (born 6 June 1942) is a former freestyleswimmer for Australia who won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. At the age of 14 years and 6 months, she became the youngest Australian to win an Olympic gold medal, a record that still stands. Morgan’s selection for the race raised controversy because of her inexperience in top-level racing and her history offalse starts. In her only individual event, she came sixth in the 400-metre freestyle. In 1957, she won the 110-, 220-, and 440-yard treble at the Australian Championships in the absence of her main rivals. She was selected in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as a relay swimmer, winning gold in the event. Since her retirement from competitive swimming in 1960, she has taught disabled children to swim and participated in Olympic educational programs and torch relays. She is also an ambassador for Australia Day and has appeared on television as part of her work with Christian groups. 

Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI privire spre dealul Gălațului

Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI privire spre dealul Gălațului

Caryatides inspired by Classical Greeks, c.1550Jean GoujonMusician’s Platform, Louvre Museum

Beethoven visits Breaza Făgăraşului 

Beethoven visits Breaza Făgăraşului

“Santa Catalina” Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina:

Today’s Holiday:D-Day

Today’s Holiday:

This day marks the start of the Allied invasion of occupied France in 1944, which led to the final defeat of Hitler’s Germany the following May. About 3,000 ships transported 130,000 British, Canadian, and American troops across the English Channel to land on the beaches of Normandy. Airborne troops began parachuting into Normandy at 15 minutes past midnight on June 6, and Landing Craft Transports plowed through the surf to spill troops onto the beaches. About 10,000 troops were killed or wounded that day. Each year, simple ceremonies at the Normandy cemeteries commemorate the men who fell. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:John Trumbull (1756)

Today’s Birthday:
John Trumbull (1756)

After serving as an aide to George Washington during the American Revolution, Trumbull went to London to study painting under Benjamin West. He was imprisoned shortly thereafter—in retribution for the hanging of a British agent in the US—and left London upon his release. He returned in 1784 and began a celebrated series of historical paintings, four of which now hang in the US Capitol rotunda. His oft-reproduced Declaration of Independence is featured on what denomination of US currency? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Robert Kennedy Dies from Gunshot Wounds (1968)

This Day in History:
Robert Kennedy Dies from Gunshot Wounds (1968)

Five years after US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, his younger brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, was shot and killed by a man named Sirhan Sirhan. The shooting took place on the night that Robert won the California Democratic presidential nomination. His body was taken to Arlington National Cemetery by train, and thousands of people gathered by the tracks to pay tribute. He was buried near his brother. In what way was the ceremony the only one of its kind in Arlington’s history? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Henry James

Quote of the Day:
Henry James

The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it—this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Natufian Culture

Article of the Day:
The Natufian Culture

The Natufian culture existed in the Mediterranean region of the Levant between 14,560 and 11,560 years ago and was unique in that its members established permanent settlements prior to the development of agriculture. While the Natufians were hunter-gatherers, some evidence suggests that they began to cultivate cereals after a sudden climate change threatened their naturally occurring food sources. Natufian sites contain the earliest archaeological evidence of the domestication of what animal? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:get in the last word

Idiom of the Day:
get in the last word

To say the final words in an argument or discussion, especially one that decisively or conclusively ends it. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:ethereal

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy.
Synonyms: gossamer
Usage: The birdwatchers longed to see the smallest and most ethereal of birds but found only a family of common pigeons.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

France 24 : Suspect shot and wounded after attacking police outside Notre Dame cathedral

Suspect shot and wounded after attacking police outside Notre Dame cathedral

Paris police say a suspect was shot and wounded on Tuesday after attacking an officer outside Notre Dame cathedral. The Paris prefecture of police tweeted an alert urging people to avoid the area.


Police took to Twitter to urge people to stay away from Notre Dame and the island located in central Paris known as Île de la Cité. Numerous police cars have filled the area and an ambulance was seen leaving the scene.

Police officials said a man armed with a hammer attacked and wounded a police officer who was patrolling in front of the cathedral. The attacker was then neutralised by police and taken to hospital.

Prosecutors say they have opened an anti-terrorism probe into the incident.

BBC News: US warning over its UN Human Rights Council role

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

US warning over its UN Human Rights Council role – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40173472

Wow Musical Series:  Watch “Dublin O2, That don’t make it junk., Leonard Cohen.” on YouTube

Watch “☆Rusanda Panfili playing Lautaru (“The Fiddler”) by George Enescu (Impressions D’Enfance op. 28)” on YouTube