Daily Archives: November 27, 2018

Coperta ziarului francez Le Petit Journal din 28 martie 1920 #RomâniaNaAvutGranițăLaPrut

Coperta ziarului francez Le Petit Journal din 28 martie 1920

Today’s Holiday: Chad Republic Day

Today’s Holiday:
Chad Republic Day

This national holiday commemorates the establishment of the republic on this day in 1958, which afforded Chad some autonomy, though it was a French territory until it attained full independence. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Alexander Godunov (1949)

Today’s Birthday:
Alexander Godunov (1949)

Godunov was a Russian ballet dancer and film actor whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the US and USSR. On August 21, 1979, while on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, Godunov requested political asylum. Days later, the KGB put his wife, a soloist with the company, on a plane to Moscow, but the State Department grounded it until officials determined that she was leaving voluntarily. The couple later divorced. In what blockbuster did Godunov play a German terrorist? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire (1942)

This Day in History:
The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire (1942)

The deadliest nightclub fire in US history, the Cocoanut Grove fire claimed 492 lives. When the fire broke out, the Boston, Massachusetts, club was packed well beyond capacity. About 1,000 people were inside, with limited avenues of escape. Side doors had been locked to prevent patrons from skipping out on tabs, and the main entrance, a revolving door, was rendered useless by the crush of the crowd, as were other unlocked doors that opened inward. What is one theory as to what sparked the fire? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Scrimshaw

Article of the Day:

Scrimshaw is the decoration of bone or ivory objects, such as whale teeth and walrus tusks, with fanciful designs. Traditionally carved by Anglo-American and Native American whalers with a jackknife or sail needle and emphasized with black pigments, scrimshaw works, which often depict maritime scenes, date to at least the late 17th century. The craft reached its peak around the mid-1800s and is still practiced by whalers in Siberia and Alaska. What did early scrimshaw artists use for pigment? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: take no notice of (something or someone)

Idiom of the Day:
take no notice of (something or someone)

To not pay any attention to someone or something; to ignore or disregard someone or something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: palmistry

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands.

Synonyms: chirology, chiromancy

Usage: She dabbled in fortunetelling and palmistry.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch