Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

Today’s Holiday: Huey P. Long Day

Today’s Holiday:
Huey P. Long Day

Huey Long was the colorful and often controversial governor of Louisiana from 1928 until 1932. Although he was impeached only a year after he’d been elected, he refused to yield the governorship to his lieutenant governor, a political enemy. Despite his controversial political activities, Long was revered by the rural people of the state, who supported his Share-Our-Wealth Society promising a minimum income for every American family. His birthday, August 30, is a special observance in Louisiana that the governor can declare a legal holiday. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Muriel Ellen Deason, AKA Kitty Wells (1919)

Today’s Birthday:
Muriel Ellen Deason, AKA Kitty Wells (1919)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Wells sang gospel music in church as a child and performed on radio in the 1930s. She achieved fame with her 1952 hit, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” a rebuttal to a popular song about wayward women. It made her the first female musician to top the country music charts, paving the way for later female country stars such as Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. She sang about topics such as drinking and divorce. How did radio stations react to her first hit? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Thurgood Marshall

This Day in History:
Thurgood Marshall

Confirmed as First African-American US Supreme Court Justice (1967)
The great-grandson of a slave and the first African American to serve on the US Supreme Court, Marshall was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the height of the Civil Rights movement. As a lawyer, he won 29 of the 32 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education and others that established equal protection for African Americans in housing, voting, employment, and education. What church has included Marshall in its calendar of saints? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote of the Day:
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ice Diving

Article of the Day:
Ice Diving

Ice diving is a type of penetration diving that takes place under ice. Because it is a particularly dangerous form of diving, divers need to wear exposure suits, hoods, and gloves to protect themselves from frigid waters; use a harness and rope to tether themselves to the surface in case they lose consciousness and must be hauled out; and train in correctly impacting the underside of surface ice in case of rapid ascent. Why should no more than two ice divers dive from the same hole at once? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: last-ditch attempt

Idiom of the Day:
last-ditch attempt

A final effort or attempt to solve a problem or avoid failure or defeat, especially after a series of failures or setbacks. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: sanguinary

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Accompanied by bloodshed.
Synonyms: butcherly, gory, slaughterous
Usage: A sanguinary encounter seemed daily imminent between the two parties in the streets of Baltimore.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni

Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni

Cetățile Ponorului, Munții Apuseni

BBC News: Historic ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead

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

Historic ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41094990

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