Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

Today’s Holiday:Philippines Independence Day

Today’s Holiday:
Philippines Independence Day

Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) declared the Philippines independent on June 12, 1898. But the U.S. acquired the islands in 1899, and it wasn’t until July 4, 1946 that they were granted full independence. For many years, Filipinos set aside July 4 to celebrate their independence; in 1962 the date was changed to June 12. Independence Day ceremonies in Manila include a military parade and the pealing of church bells. After the ceremonies are over, Filipinos devote the remainder of the day to recreation. There are games and athletic competitions, fireworks displays, and Independence Day balls. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Harriet Martineau (1802)

Today’s Birthday:
Harriet Martineau (1802)

A chronically ill woman who lost her hearing in childhood, Martineau nevertheless went on to become a prolific and enormously popular English author. The sister of a minister, she first published articles on religious subjects, but it was her series of books on economics written for the layman that brought her renown. After a visit to the US in 1834, she became an abolition advocate and wrote several critical works on American culture. When she died in 1876, who wrote her obituary? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Battle of Cold Harbor Ends (1864)

This Day in History:
The Battle of Cold Harbor Ends (1864)

Cold Harbor was one of the bloodiest and most lopsided engagements of the US Civil War. As many as 13,000 Union soldiers were killed, injured, or captured in the assault on the fortified Confederate line, whereas the Confederates suffered only a few thousand casualties. After two weeks of battle, Union General Ulysses S. Grant decided he could not justify his losses and ordered a retreat, later expressing regret over the disastrous assault. Whose remains did soldiers discover while entrenching? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Imagism

Article of the Day:

Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that rejected the sentiment and artifice typical of Romantic and Victorian poetry and instead favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. The Imagists were influenced by classicism, by Chinese and Japanese poetry, and by the French Symbolists. Despite the movement’s short life, it deeply influenced the course of modernist poetry in English. Who were some prominent Imagist poets? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:have (got) (someone) pegged as (something)

Idiom of the Day:
have (got) (someone) pegged as (something)

To distinctly regard someone as being a certain type of person. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:haply

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adverb) By accident.
Synonyms: by chance, by luck
Usage: Her true feelings were betrayed by a word haply spoken and immediately regretted.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch