Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

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Today’s Holiday: Frankfurt Book Fair


Today’s Holiday:
Frankfurt Book Fair

The world’s largest annual trade show for the book publishing industry, held annually for five days in Frankfurt, Germany, attracts exhibitors from about 110 countries and is attended by more than 250,000 people. Trade fairs have been a tradition in Frankfurt for at least 800 years, and book fairs were held in the 16th century, when the city had become the center of German publishing. The book fair had been chiefly an event for German publishers before 1939, but it grew in a few years to be the world’s preeminent book fair. In its present form, the fair is officially dated to 1949. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ralph Lauren (1939)


Today’s Birthday:
Ralph Lauren (1939)

Lauren began designing ties while working as a tie salesman and opened his own business in 1967. His first menswear line, under the Polo name, debuted the next year, and the mesh sport shirt—featuring an emblem of a polo player—would become his signature piece. His expensive creations evoke the look of the English aristocracy as adopted by the East-Coast American elite. His label also appears on furnishings, tableware, and luggage. What made him change his last name to Lauren? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier (1947)


This Day in History:
Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier (1947)

Days before becoming the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, Yeager, a US Air Force test pilot, broke two ribs riding a horse. Afraid of being taken off the mission, he kept his injury a secret, even though it limited his movement so much that he had to reach with a broom handle to close the hatch on the X-1 experimental aircraft. Launched mid-air from a modified bomber, the X-1 broke the sound barrier, and Yeager became a legend. How fast was he flying when he went supersonic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Riot, n.: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Vajra


Article of the Day:
Vajra

The Vajra is a ritual object that holds a symbolic significance to Buddhists and Hindus. The scepter-like implement, whose name means both “thunderbolt” and “diamond” in Sanskrit, is said to have the ability to cut through ignorance like a thunderbolt and be indestructible like a diamond. In Buddhist rituals, it is often employed in conjunction with a bell in order to achieve enlightenment. In Hindu mythology, the vajra is the weapon of the god Indra and is said to be made of what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: like cheese at four pence


Idiom of the Day:
like cheese at four pence

In an idle, awkward, and/or out-of-place state; being ignored, abandoned, or left to wait awkwardly. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: calve


Word of the Day:
calve

Definition: (verb) To set loose (a mass of ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.
Synonyms: break up
Usage: From the deck of the ship, we saw the magnificent glacier calve, sending massive shards of glassy ice into the waters below.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Live life: it’s beautiful


Live life: it's beautiful

Live life: it’s beautiful

Love is universal


Love is universal

Love is universal

Paris-Ile de la cité aerial The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris


Paris-Ile de la cité aerialThe Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris

Paris-Ile de la cité aerial
The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis). is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.
The western end has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th century construction of a cathedral preceding today’s Notre Dame. The land between the two was, until the 1850s, largely residential and commercial, but since has been filled by the city’s Prefecture de Police, Palais de Justice, Hôtel-Dieu hospital and Tribunal de Commerce. Only the westernmost and northeastern extremities of the island remain residential today, and the latter preserves some vestiges of its 16th century canon’s houses.
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View of the Sala dei Giganti ( North and West Walls ) 1532-1534 Artist: Giulio Romano Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance ) Location: Palazzo del Tè , Mantua , Italia ( Fresco)


View of the Sala dei Giganti ( North and West Walls ) 1532-1534Artist: Giulio Romano Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance )Location: Palazzo del Tè , Mantua , Italia (( Fresco ))

View of the Sala dei Giganti ( North and West Walls ) 1532-1534
Artist: Giulio Romano
Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance )
Location: Palazzo del Tè , Mantua , Italia
( Fresco )

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Today’s Holiday: Carberry Day


Today’s Holiday:
Carberry Day

The students and faculty at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, celebrate the fictitious academic exploits of Professor Josiah Stinkney Carberry every Friday the 13th. On Carberry Day, small brown jugs appear around campus, and students and teachers fill them with change. The money goes to a book fund that Professor Carberry has set up “in memory of my future late wife, Laura.” More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862)


Today’s Birthday:
Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862)

Kingsley was an English explorer and writer who challenged and influenced European ideas about Africa. Following the deaths of her parents, Kingsley travelled to West Africa to complete her father’s unfinished book. There, she studied local customs and explored uncharted territory. Returning to her native England, she criticized missionary efforts and defended traditional African culture—including aspects such as polygamy. Another female explorer introduced her to what murderous tribal custom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Cornerstone of the White House Is Laid in Washington, DC (1792)


This Day in History:
Cornerstone of the White House Is Laid in Washington, DC (1792)

Originally called the “President’s Palace,” the official residence of the president of the United States was designed by Irish-American architect James Hoban with guidance from President George Washington, whose term ended before he was able to move in. Some slaves took part in the construction, which lasted eight years. Today, the White House is the oldest public building in Washington. Very little of the original structure survived an 1814 fire, set by British troops in retaliation for what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery


Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

I’m not a bit changed—not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real me—back here—is just the same. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: William S. Burroughs


Article of the Day:
William S. Burroughs

Burroughs was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter, and spoken-word performer whose two dozen books controversially blend homosexuality, science fiction, drug use, and underworld depravity. Much of his work is semi-autobiographical, drawn from his experiences as a long-time opiate addict. A primary member of the Beat Generation, he was an avant-garde writer whose style and ideas influenced popular culture as well as literature. Who did Burroughs accidentally kill in 1951? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: like attracts like


Idiom of the Day:
like attracts like

People tend to seek out or be attracted to those that are similar or like-minded. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: crystalline


Word of the Day:
crystalline

Definition: (adjective) Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.
Synonyms: limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent
Usage: This water is of such crystalline purity that the body of the bather appears of an alabaster whiteness.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch