Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Grenada Thanksgiving Day

Today’s Holiday:
Grenada Thanksgiving Day

On October 25, 1983, the U.S. and other Caribbean forces invaded Grenada to destabilize the Communist regime that had overthrown the government of Sir Eric Gairy in 1979. Democratic elections were held in December 1984. October 25 is observed as Thanksgiving Day, a public holiday in Grenada. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888)

Today’s Birthday:
Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888)

A pioneer in aviation and exploration, Byrd was a member of the first expeditions to fly over the North and South Poles, undertaken in 1926 and 1929 respectively. The North Pole flight earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor and helped him secure funding for his subsequent expeditions, like the one to Antarctica two years later. From the base he established there, he went on to explore and map large areas of the continent. Why do some believe he was undeserving of the Medal of Honor? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

This Day in History:
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

The Charge of the Light Brigade, immortalized in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem of the same name, was an ill-advised British cavalry assault on Russian forces during the Crimean War. As a result of miscommunication, British soldiers advanced on heavily armed Russian troops who thought their attackers must be drunk. Though hundreds of British soldiers were killed or injured in this battle, their commander, the Earl of Cardigan, not only survived but did what immediately after the battle? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry David Thoreau

Quote of the Day:
Henry David Thoreau

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

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Article of the Day: Kapparos

Article of the Day:

Kapparos is a traditional Jewish ritual that takes place shortly before Yom Kippur, the most sacred Jewish holy day. The ritual is performed by holding a live chicken and swinging it around one’s head three times, symbolically transferring one’s sins to the chicken. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor, or the value of the chicken is given to charity. Supported by some rabbis but condemned by others, the practice remains controversial. What is recited when holding the chicken? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: pay dirt

Idiom of the Day:
pay dirt

Something very, particularly, or abundantly valuable or useful, especially that which has been discovered after a long or arduous search. Used especially in the phrase “hit/strike pay dirt.” Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: trackless

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Lacking pathways.

Synonyms: pathless, roadless, untrodden

Usage: They had to traverse the most dreary and desolate mountains, and barren and trackless wastes, uninhabited by man, or occasionally infested by predatory and cruel savages.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Beautiful Italy: Siracusa, Sicilia.

Beautiful Italy: Siracusa, Sicilia

Beautiful Italy: Siracusa, Sicilia

Colorful Venice!

Colorful Venice

Colorful Venice




The touch me not plant

The touch me not plant

The touch me not plant

[caption width="720"] The only person who knows what a person is thinking is the person thinking it and God. Just a thought, by GeorgeB.

The only person who knows what a person is thinking is the person thinking it and God.

Just a thought, by GeorgeB.