Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Watch “Dean Martin – King of the Road” on YouTube

Watch “Dean Martin – I’m not the marrying kind” on YouTube

My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

Watch “Trumps pulls US out of Paris climate deal – BBC News” on YouTube

BBC News: US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout

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

US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40829987

Watch “If by Bread – Yenne Lee plays 2017 Enrico Bottelli” on YouTube

Watch “HowToMakeStonebreakerTea” on YouTube

BBC News: Gabriella and Layla have some tips for dealing with hot weather.

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

Gabriella and Layla have some tips for dealing with hot weather. – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-40833120

Watch “Little Anthony “Tears on My Pillow”” on YouTube

Watch “The Diamonds “Little Darlin'”” on YouTube

Watch “The Marcels – Blue Moon” on YouTube

Today’s Holiday: ‘Ksan Celebrations

Today’s Holiday:
‘Ksan Celebrations

On Friday evenings in July and August, dances and accompanying songs are performed by the ‘Ksan, or Gitxsan, Indians in a longhouse in the Indian Village in Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. The dances are said to go back to pre-history; they were revived in 1958, and the ‘Ksan dancers have since performed in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Kansas City, Missouri, and even Australia. Performers must be Git ‘Ksan, meaning “People of the ‘Ksan” (named after the nearby Skeena River). More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Raoul Wallenberg (1912)

Today’s Birthday:
Raoul Wallenberg (1912)

In 1944, as Nazi troops rounded up hundreds of thousands of Jews in Hungary, Wallenberg—a Swedish citizen who had previously worked for a company run by a Hungarian Jew—asked to be posted there as a diplomat. Once there, he worked relentlessly to save tens of thousands of Jews by sheltering them on Swedish property and distributing counterfeit Swedish passports. He was arrested by the Soviets in 1945, and his death while in their custody is shrouded in mystery. What might have happened to him? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The 4th of August Regime Established in Greece (1936)

This Day in History:
The 4th of August Regime Established in Greece (1936)

Political instability coupled with economic unrest undermined the Greek government for much of the 1920s and 30s and finally brought parliament to a standstill in 1936. On August 4 of that year, Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas declared a state of emergency, suspended parliament, and made himself dictator—with the blessing of the king. Though his 4th of August Regime suppressed political opposition, it also carried out beneficial economic and social reforms. What brought the regime to an end? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Article of the Day:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are a husband-and-wife team famous for creating large-scale environmental art installations around the world. Fabric is an integral part of their art, as it is often used to veil buildings, bridges, monuments, and natural features like trees and coastlines. Their works include the wrapping of Berlin’s Reichstag building, the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, and, recently, The Gates in New York City’s Central Park. How did they fund the $21 million New York project? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: keep a sharp lookout (for something or someone)

Idiom of the Day:
keep a sharp lookout (for something or someone)

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: fractious

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly resistant to authority or control.
Synonyms: recalcitrant, refractory
Usage: The young horse was a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; no one could ride her.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “petit fleur chris barber” on YouTube

Watch “Louis Armstrong – New York Days” on YouTube