Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

BBC News: Romania’s former King Michael I dies at age of 96

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

Romania’s former King Michael I dies at age of 96 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42234880

Regele Mihai I, al Românilor s-a încetat din viață:  Watch “Declaraţia noului Șef al Familiei Regale a României” on YouTube

“Pentru ziua noastră de mâine, el ne-a dăruit ziua lui de astăzi.

Începe un nou timp pentru Casa Regală a României. Cu aceleași principii și sentimente ca ale tatălui meu, voi continua să servesc interesele fundamentale ale poporul român.

Așa să ne ajute Dumnezeu!“

Winter in Paris (photo by Red1406)via: http://bit.ly/2BBCnFS

Winter in Paris (photo by Red1406)

via: http://bit.ly/2BBCnFS

Happy Birthday Amy Acker!

Happy Birthday Amy Acker!

Happy Birthday Amy Acker!

A murit Regele românilor, Mihai!Dumnezeu să îl odihnească în pace!

A murit Regele românilor, Mihai!

Dumnezeu să îl odihnească în pace!

Today’s Holiday:Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas’s Eve)

Today’s Holiday:
Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas’s Eve)

Very little is known about St. Nicholas’s life, except that in the fourth century he was the bishop of Myra in what is now Turkey. On the eve of December 6 in the Netherlands, St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, rides into town on a white horse, dressed in his red bishop’s robes and preceded by “Black Peter,” a figure in Moorish costume who rewards the good children with candy and gifts. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, and churches dedicated to him are often built so they can be seen off the coast as landmarks. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901)

Today’s Birthday:
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901)

Disney began his career as a cartoonist in 1920. By the time he died in 1966, he had built an entertainment empire. His enormously successful cartoons and films—both animated and live-action—employed groundbreaking technology and introduced now-famous characters such as Mickey Mouse. A skilled businessman as well as an innovator, Disney oversaw his company’s expansion into theme parks and mass merchandising. According to legend, what were the mysterious last two words Disney wrote? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Christopher Columbus Becomes the First European on Hispaniola (1492)

This Day in History:
Christopher Columbus Becomes the First European on Hispaniola (1492)

Soon after landing on the island now known as Hispaniola—home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti—Columbus returned to Spain with news of the New World, leaving behind a group of colonists. On his second expedition, he discovered that the colony had been destroyed, and he established another one. The new colony soon fell into a state of disorder, which he tried to quell with strict discipline. The colonists appear to have disliked Columbus’s tyrannical leadership. What did they do about it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Charles Dickens

Quote of the Day:
Charles Dickens

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Aztlán

Article of the Day:

Aztlán is the legendary ancestral home of the Nahua peoples, a major Mesoamerican group that includes the Aztec. According to Aztec legend, a southward migration from Aztlán—often described as a paradise—that began around 830 CE led to the founding of seven major city-states in central Mexico. Though scholars disagree about whether Aztlán has any real historical component, both Spanish conquistadors and modern archaeologists have attempted to identify its exact location. What are some options? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:king of the hill

Idiom of the Day:
king of the hill

The most powerful, successful, or authoritative person in a group or organization. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:putrefaction

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles.
Synonyms: depravation, depravity, degeneracy, corruption
Usage: The country had fallen into a state of moral putrefaction, with corruption running rampant throughout the government ranks.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Eberliving music:  Watch “Jacqueline du Pré – Dvořák Cello Concerto – London Symphony Orchestra cond. Daniel Barenboim” on YouTube

Aşa e:  Watch “Ziua în care mi-a fost rușine că sunt român, în România. Cerem respect, dar merităm?” on YouTube

Everliving music:  Watch “Valentina Lisitsa. Beethoven Brahms Schumann Schubert Liszt” on YouTube