Daily Archives: June 18, 2017

Today’s Holiday:Seychelles National Day


Today’s Holiday:
Seychelles National Day

The Republic of Seychelles was first settled by the French in 1770; in 1814, it was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Paris. Seychelles gained independence from Britain in 1976 and became a republic within the commonwealth. On June 18, 1993, a new constitution was approved, and the first multiparty elections were held in July. June 18th is known as National Day in Seychelles and commemorates the implementation of a multiparty democracy. On this day, thousands of people attend celebratory events that include parades, a flower show, music, and a presidential speech. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:James Montgomery Flagg (1877)


Today’s Birthday:
James Montgomery Flagg (1877)

A prolific American artist and illustrator, Flagg designed 45 military posters during WWI, including the famous “I Want You” portrait of Uncle Sam. He studied abroad in England and Paris and, upon returning to New York, rapidly won a reputation as a technically skilled, versatile, and vivacious illustrator. Working in pen and ink, watercolor, and oils, he contributed to Judge, Life, St. Nicholas, and other magazines. On whose face did Flagg model his well-known Uncle Sam? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Winston Churchill Delivers His “Finest Hour” Speech (1940)


This Day in History:
Winston Churchill Delivers His “Finest Hour” Speech (1940)

Churchill delivered his celebrated “Finest Hour” speech after it became clear that France’s surrender to Germany was imminent and that this would bring the Nazi enemy to England’s doorstep. Churchill had been prime minister for just over a month when he delivered the 36-minute speech before the House of Commons. Warning that England would soon face attack, he tried to inspire courage, justify confidence in victory, and define the noble causes that Britain was fighting for, which were what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Gilbert Chesterton


Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Gilbert Chesterton


Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Berserkers


Article of the Day:
Berserkers

Berserkers were ancient Norse warriors legendary for their savagery and reckless frenzy in battle. They appear prominently in a multitude of sagas and poems, many of which describe them as ravenous barbarians who plunder and kill indiscriminately. Their name derives from the Old Norse word beserkr, meaning “bearskin.” Their battle frenzy is believed by some to have been a result of consuming what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in its infancy


Idiom of the Day:
in its infancy

In the early, nascent period of development or implementation. (Typically of an area of activity, interest, research, etc.) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:doleful


Word of the Day:
doleful

Definition: (adjective) Filled with or expressing grief.
Synonyms: mournful
Usage: The poor child’s doleful eyes compelled me to buy him expensive toys and bags of candy in the hopes of cheering him up.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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