Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

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Today’s Holiday: United Nations Day


Today’s Holiday:
United Nations Day

The international peacekeeping organization known as the United Nations was formally established on October 24, 1945, in the wake of World War II. Each member nation observes October 24, and in some places the entire week is known as United Nations Week. In the United States, events taking place on this day include parades, international fairs, and dinners featuring foods from different countries. Schools frequently observe United Nations Day by holding folk festivals that teach students the music, songs, and dances of different countries. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: The Kray Twins (1933)


Today’s Birthday:
The Kray Twins (1933)

Partners in crime, twins Reginald and Ronald Kray were the foremost perpetrators of organized crime in London’s East End during the 1950s and 60s. The brothers managed to escape justice for some time, thanks in part to their intimidation of witnesses, political connections, and quasi-celebrity status as nightclub owners. Eventually, however, their luck ran out. In 1969, they were sentenced to life in prison for the murders of George Cornell and Jack McVitie. Why was Reginald eventually freed? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The United Nations Is Formally Established (1945)


This Day in History:
The United Nations Is Formally Established (1945)

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded to promote peace, security, and economic development. Representatives from the US, the UK, the Soviet Union, and China first met in 1944 to discuss the problems involved in creating such an agency, and the results of their talks became the basis for the UN Charter that was ratified in 1945. Established immediately after WWII, it replaced the essentially powerless League of Nations. Who first coined the term “United Nations”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charlotte Bronte


Quote of the Day:
Charlotte Bronte

I don’t think, sir, you have a right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Whipcracking


Article of the Day:
Whipcracking

Whipcracking, producing a cracking sound with the use of a whip, originated with cattle herding and horse riding but has since become an art that crosses the boundaries of sport, hobby, and performance. It is featured in rodeo shows in the US and is a competitive sport in Australia. Rhythmic whipcracking is part of a variety of traditional cultures throughout many parts of Europe, especially Bavaria, where it is a performance art showcased in concerts. What produces a whip’s “crack”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: park the bus


Idiom of the Day:
park the bus

In football (soccer), to employ all (or nearly all) of a team’s active players in defending its own side of the pitch. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: skepticism


Word of the Day:
skepticism

Definition: (noun) Doubt about the truth of something.

Synonyms: disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection

Usage: Ghek made no reply, nor did his expressionless face denote either belief or skepticism.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Bruges, Belgium.


Bruges, Belgium.

Bruges, Belgium.

Today’s Holiday: Hungary Republic Day


Today’s Holiday:
Hungary Republic Day

In Hungary, Republic Day and the 1956 Revolution are celebrated on October 23 and originally commemorated the 1956 uprising against Soviet control. On October 23, 1989, in honor of the previous revolution, Hungarians established a new republic, amending the constitution to allow multiparty politics, public assembly, and create separation of power in the government. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Heisman (1869)


Today’s Birthday:
John Heisman (1869)

Memorialized after his death by the trophy that bears his name, Heisman was an American collegiate football coach and one of the game’s greatest innovators. He was responsible for legalizing the forward pass in 1906, and he originated the center snap and the “hike” count signals of the quarterback in starting play. He coached at several colleges between 1892 and 1927, compiling a record of 185 wins, 68 losses, and 18 ties. What team did he coach to a record 222-0 victory in 1916? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Creation of the World, According to Archbishop James Ussher (4004 BCE)


This Day in History:
Creation of the World, According to Archbishop James Ussher (4004 BCE)

For centuries, Christian scholars have tried to deduce the precise date of creation, using Biblical sources to help guide them. One such scholar, 17th-century Irish archbishop James Ussher, devised a system of dates that sets the creation of the world at 4004 BCE. Ussher’s chronology rests upon the beliefs that creation began in autumn—the season that marks the start of the year according to the Jewish lunisolar calendar—near the autumnal equinox and that creation began on what day of the week? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: L. Frank Baum


Quote of the Day:
L. Frank Baum

Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Swing Riots


Article of the Day:
The Swing Riots

In 1830, England was the site of a widespread uprising of impoverished and landless agricultural laborers who aimed to stop wage reductions and rid farms of threshing machines, which minimized the need for manual labor. The rioters destroyed barns, workhouses, and over 100 threshers but killed no one. The events were named for Captain Swing, whose name was signed on threatening letters sent to farmers, magistrates, and others. Who was he? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the outside world


Idiom of the Day:
the outside world

The people, culture, ideas, or experiences beyond an enclosed, sheltered, or remote place, situation or environment. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: perturb


Word of the Day:
perturb

Definition: (verb) Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed.

Synonyms: cark, disorder, disquiet, unhinge, distract, trouble

Usage: She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch