Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

Watch “Fischer/Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64/Myung Whun Chung/Festival de Saint Denis.” on YouTube

Watch “Melanie Safka “If I were a Carpenter” 1968″ on YouTube

Watch “LAY DOWN Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers — LIVE ’70” on YouTube

Watch “Melanie – Candles In The Rain – Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)” on YouTube

Watch “The Most Popular Song of Each Year [1940-2016]” on YouTube

BBC News: Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

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

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41288525

Today’s Holiday: Guatemala Independence Day

Today’s Holiday:
Guatemala Independence Day

This is the day on which Guatemala won its independence from Spain in 1821. It is a public holiday during which the buildings in Guatemala City are draped in blue-and-white bunting, and there are parades with schoolchildren marching to the music of military bands. A popular holiday pastime is watching La Conquista (The Conquest), a traditional dance where the dancers, in wooden masks and red wigs, reenact the conquest of the Mayan Indians by the Spanish soldier Pedro de Alvarado. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: William Howard Taft (1857)

Today’s Birthday:
William Howard Taft (1857)

An extremely large, easygoing man, Taft was said to have not really wanted to be US president. In 1908, he was elected anyway, having already served as solicitor general, appellate judge, secretary of war, and governor of the Philippines. His split with former president Theodore Roosevelt, who consequently ran for office again, cost them both the 1912 election. Taft later served as chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was the last president to have what physical characteristic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Nuremberg Laws Deprive German Jews of Citizenship and Civil Rights (1935)

This Day in History:
Nuremberg Laws Deprive German Jews of Citizenship and Civil Rights (1935)

Enacted in the early years of Adolf Hitler’s rule, the Nuremberg Laws stripped Jews of German citizenship, prohibited them from marrying non-Jews, and forbade them to hire non-Jewish domestic servants. Supplementary decrees laid down the criteria for determining exactly who was legally Jewish. Punishments for violating the laws included fines, hard labor, and even death. Three years after the laws were announced, another law required Jews to adopt what middle names? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Aristotle

Quote of the Day:

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Lost Land of Lemuria

Article of the Day:
The Lost Land of Lemuria

Puzzled by the presence of lemur fossils in Madagascar and India—but not in Africa or the Middle East—19th-century geologist Philip Sclater theorized that the two land masses containing the fossils had once been part of a larger, now mostly submerged continent, which he named “Lemuria.” Following the scientific community’s acceptance of the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift, however, Sclater’s theory was widely dismissed. What is one example of an actual sunken continent? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: in leaps and bounds

Idiom of the Day:
in leaps and bounds

By very large degrees; rapidly or in quick progress forward. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ostensible

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Appearing as such but not necessarily so.
Synonyms: seeming, apparent
Usage: The ostensible reason of his appearance was the discovery, the very night before, of a “perfect little house.”: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today embossing sketch

My birds on the wire today embossing sketch

My birds on the wire today embossing sketch

My Duck today

My Duck today

My Duck today

Watch “Gustav Mahler – Adagietto | Leonard Bernstein” on YouTube

Watch “Caught On Tape: Illegal Immigrants In Quebec Attempting To Court Women For Marriage” on YouTube