Daily Archives: December 23, 2017

Today’s Holiday:Giant Lantern Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Giant Lantern Festival

This festival is a highlight of Christmas in the Philippines. In San Fernando, Pampanga, giant lanterns of colored paper and capiz shells, some 12 feet in diameter, are lit and carried in a parade. The event attracts crowds of people from Manila and nearby provinces. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Birthday:Sir Richard Arkwright (1732)


Today’s Birthday:
Sir Richard Arkwright (1732)

Arkwright was a British textile industrialist whose inventions marked an integral step in the Industrial Revolution. His first spinning machine was patented in 1769, and with further innovations he was able to mechanize much of the fabric-production process. The huge cotton mills he founded helped bring about the factory system. Though Arkwright’s patents were later disputed, his inventions nevertheless made him very wealthy. As a young man, Arkwright developed a dye for use in what product? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Seven Japanese Military Leaders Executed for War Crimes (1948)


This Day in History:
Seven Japanese Military Leaders Executed for War Crimes (1948)


In the aftermath World War II, thousands of people in Europe and Asia were tried for war crimes. In Tokyo, US General Douglas MacArthur presided over the years-long trial of 28 high-ranking Japanese military and political leaders, all of whom were found guilty. Seven of them—including Hideki Tojo, the former prime minister of Japan—were sentenced to death. A month later, they were executed by hanging. At the execution, MacArthur defied the wishes of US President Harry S. Truman in what way? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Necrotizing Fasciitis


Article of the Day:
Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by what are commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria.” One of the fastest-spreading infections known, it develops at trauma sites and destroys both skin and muscle. Since the bacteria react slowly to intravenous antibiotics, treatment is often immediately undertaken along with surgical intervention if the condition is even suspected. Who are a few well-known victims of the infection? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

All rising to great place is by a winding stair. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Necrotizing Fasciitis


Article of the Day:
Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection of the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by what are commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria.” One of the fastest-spreading infections known, it develops at trauma sites and destroys both skin and muscle. Since the bacteria react slowly to intravenous antibiotics, treatment is often immediately undertaken along with surgical intervention if the condition is even suspected. Who are a few well-known victims of the infection? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:lightning quick


Idiom of the Day:
lightning quick

(hyphenated if used before a noun) Incredibly fast; too quick to keep up with. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:cockeyed


Word of the Day:
cockeyed

Definition: (adjective) Turned or twisted toward one side.
Synonyms: askew, awry, lopsided, skew-whiff, wonky
Usage: He noticed that his tie was cockeyed and made sure to straighten it before meeting with the company executives.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch