Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Watch “Dvorak : Symphony No. 6 in D Major” on YouTube

Watch “Antonín Dvořák – Le Rouet d’or/The Golden Spinning Wheel, poème symphonique B. 197 (op. 109)” on YouTube

Watch “George Enescu: Rapsodia Română nr. 1 în La major şi Rapsodia Română nr. 2 în Re major” on YouTube

“Madonna of the Book” C. 1480 By Sandro Botticelli Italian early renaissance painter At Museo Poldi Pezzoli – Milano

“Madonna of the Book” C. 1480
By Sandro Botticelli
Italian early renaissance painter
At Museo Poldi Pezzoli – Milano

Today’s Holiday: Christkindlesmarkt

Today’s Holiday:

Christkindlesmarkt is the biggest and best known of the Christmas markets of Germany. The market in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, has been held since 1697 in the city’s Hauptmarkt (“main market”). More than 100 booths are set up to offer only goods directly related to Christmas, and food booths sell Nuremberg’s specialties—Lebkuchen, or gingerbread, and Zwetschgenmannlein, which are little people-shaped confections. The three-week festival is inaugurated with choral singing, the pealing of church bells, and illumination of a creche. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Sir Robert Gordon Menzies (1894)

Today’s Birthday:
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies (1894)

A successful lawyer, Menzies gave up his practice to pursue a career in politics and eventually became Australia’s longest continuously serving prime minister. He started out in the House of Representatives in 1934 and served as attorney general until 1939, when he became leader of the United Australia party and prime minister. In 1941, his party lost the election, but in 1949 he again became prime minister and this time remained in office until his retirement in 1966, on what national holiday? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Tragedy at Sea: MV Doña Paz Passenger Ferry Sinks (1987)

This Day in History:
Tragedy at Sea: MV Doña Paz Passenger Ferry Sinks (1987)

The passenger ferry MV Doña Paz was traveling along the Tablas Strait in the Philippines when it collided with the MT Vector, an oil tanker carrying 8,800 barrels of petroleum products. The cargo ignited, causing a fire that spread onto the Doña Paz. Survivors had to jump ship, and both vessels quickly sank in shark-infested waters. The accident claimed over 4,000 lives, as the Doña Paz was grossly overcrowded. How many passengers was it supposed to hold? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Arthur Conan Doyle

Quote of the Day:
Arthur Conan Doyle

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Funk

Article of the Day:

Characterized by a syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line, funk is a musical style that originated in the US in the 1960s when African-American musicians blended soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues into a danceable new form of music. Following the popularity of Motown artists like The Temptations, The Four Tops, and The Supremes in the 60s, funk emerged with artists such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and George Clinton. More recently, funk has been fused with what genres? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: thanks for nothing!

Idiom of the Day:
thanks for nothing!

An expression of annoyance, exasperation, or disappointment when someone does something unhelpful or disagreeable. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: finicky

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Excessively particular, as in tastes or standards.

Synonyms: picky, fussy

Usage: She is incredibly finicky about her food and will not eat anything prepared by a stranger.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch