Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

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” Woman Weighing Gold ” Date Unknown Artist: Jan Van Hemessen Period: Northern Renaissance Location: Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany Oil on Oak-Wood


” Woman Weighing Gold ” Date Unknown Artist: Jan Van Hemessen Period: Northern Renaissance Location: Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany Oil on Oak-Wood

” Maria Im Rosenhang” 1473 Artist: Von Martin Schongauer Period: Northern Renaissance Museum d’Unterlinden in the Dominikan Church , Colmar


” Maria Im Rosenhang” 1473 Artist: Von Martin Schongauer Period: Northern Renaissance Museum d’Unterlinden in the Dominikan Church , Colmar

Today’s Holiday: Singapore National Day


Today’s Holiday:
Singapore National Day

Singapore National Day is a public holiday in Singapore to commemorate its independence. Singapore was the administrative seat for the Straits Settlements, a British crown colony, from 1867 until it was occupied by Japan in World War II. It was restored to Britain in 1945, became a part of Malaysia in 1963, and became independent in 1965. The holiday is celebrated with a spectacular parade, cultural dances, and fireworks. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Izaak Walton (1593)


Today’s Birthday:
Izaak Walton (1593)

A friend and fishing companion of John Donne, Walton wrote one of the most famous and frequently reprinted books in the English language, The Compleat Angler; or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation. The book not only describes the strategies and techniques of fishing, it also draws a picture of peace and simple virtue that was Walton’s protest against the civil wars taking place at the time. Though the book was first published in 1653, Walton continued to add to it—for how long? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Singapore Is Expelled from Malaysia (1965)


This Day in History:
Singapore Is Expelled from Malaysia (1965)

After more than a century of British rule, Singapore gained independence in 1959. Four years later, it joined with nearby territories to form Malaysia. However, racial and economic tensions arose, and two years later, the Malaysian parliament unanimously voted to expel Singapore. Despite being left unexpectedly autonomous with few defenses or natural resources, Singapore rapidly developed into an economic powerhouse. Still, it remains dependent on Malaysia for what one critical thing? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

The soul most free is that most bound in thraldom to the ancient tyrant Love. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Danites


Article of the Day:
Danites

In 1838, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Caldwell County, Missouri, founded a fraternal organization known as the Danites. Though it is believed that the Danites operated as a vigilante group during the Mormon War, historians disagree as to the exact nature and scope of the organization. Nevertheless, the Danites and their alleged atrocities have become part of Mormon folklore and were even featured in the first novel starring which fictional detective? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day the knacker’s yard:


Idiom of the Day
the knacker’s yard:

A state of ruin or failure due to having become useless or obsolete. Refers to a slaughterhouse for old or injured horses. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: hearth


Word of the Day:
hearth

Definition: (noun) The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.
Synonyms: fireside
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