Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Sandro Botticelli(1445-1510) Primavera; Detail: The Three Graces 1485-1487 Tempera on panel Uffizi Gallery; Florence


Sandro Botticelli(1445-1510)Primavera; Detail: The Three Graces1485-1487Tempera on panelUffizi Gallery; Florence

Sandro Botticelli(1445-1510)
Primavera; Detail: The Three Graces
1485-1487
Tempera on panel
Uffizi Gallery; Florence

” View of the Loggia di Galatea ” 1510-1511 Artist: Baldassare Peruzzi Period: Haute Renaissance Location: Villa Farnesina , Roma , Italia Type: Fresco


” View of the Loggia di Galatea ” 1510-1511
Artist: Baldassare Peruzzi
Period: Haute Renaissance
Location: Villa Farnesina , Roma , Italia
Type: Fresco

” Lady with a Unicorn ” C.1505 Artist: Raphael Period: Haute Renaissance Location: Galleria Borghese , Roma , Italia


” Lady with a Unicorn ” C.1505
Artist: Raphael
Period: Haute Renaissance
Location: Galleria Borghese , Roma , Italia

Mărturii din Periprava: Eram bătuţi, înfometaţi şi obligaţi să bem apă din gropi. Morții erau duși în camera neagră | RFI Mobile


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BBC News: Germans in Aachen get free iodine amid Belgium nuclear fears


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

Germans in Aachen get free iodine amid Belgium nuclear fears – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41121761

Pinturicchio(1454-1513) View of the Bufalini Chapel 1484-1486 Fresco Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, Italy


Pinturicchio(1454-1513)View of the Bufalini Chapel1484-1486Fresco Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, Italy

Pinturicchio(1454-1513)
View of the Bufalini Chapel
1484-1486
Fresco Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome, Italy

Today’s Holiday: Partridge Day


Today’s Holiday:
Partridge Day

This is traditionally the day on which the partridge-hunting season opens in England. Just as Grouse Day in Scotland (Glorious Twelfth) was often referred to as St. Grouse’s Day, Partridge Day was sometimes called St. Partridge’s Day. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Walter Reuther (1907)


Today’s Birthday:
Walter Reuther (1907)

Reuther was a US labor leader. As a local union leader in Detroit, Michigan, he helped organize sit-down strikes that made the United Automobile Workers (UAW) a power in the auto industry. He was president of the UAW from 1946 until his 1970 death in a plane crash. He was an architect of the 1955 merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). What role did Reuther play in the so-called Chicken War between the US and Europe in the 1960s? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Lockheed SR-71 Flies from New York to London in Under Two Hours (1974)


This Day in History:
Lockheed SR-71 Flies from New York to London in Under Two Hours (1974)

Shrouded in secrecy, the SR-71 Blackbird was a US reconnaissance plane used from the 1960s through the 90s. Difficult to detect by radar and virtually untouchable by anti-aircraft missiles, it flew at three times the speed of sound and at altitudes of up to 85,000 feet (26,000 m). Its existence was publicly acknowledged in 1964. A decade later, an SR-71 flew from New York to London in just under 1 hour and 55 minutes, crushing the previous record. What life support measures kept the crew alive? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Upton Sinclair


Quote of the Day:
Upton Sinclair

All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work. The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Fairy Rings


Article of the Day:
Fairy Rings

Also known as pixie rings, fairy circles, and elf circles, fairy rings are naturally occurring rings or arcs of mushrooms found in forested areas or grasslands. The rings are formed when a spore grows underground and pushes out mycelia—fungal threads—in all directions, eventually producing a ring of mushrooms or a dark circle of grass. In English folklore, fairy rings were said to be caused by elves, fairies, or pixies dancing in a circle. What are some superstitions about fairy rings? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the last of the lot


Idiom of the Day:
the last of the lot

The last or final person(s) or thing(s) in a given group or list. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: uncongenial


Word of the Day:
uncongenial

Definition: (adjective) Not suitable to your tastes or needs.
Synonyms: incompatible
Usage: I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a disposition not uncongenial with my own.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch