Daily Archives: December 27, 2018

Monumentul Coruptiei din Danemarca. Ca sa inteleaga tot poporul ca asta inseamna coruptie: grasul traieste pe umarul celui slab, pe care il stapaneste prin justitie.


Monumentul Coruptiei din Danemarca. Ca sa inteleaga tot poporul ca asta inseamna coruptie: grasul traieste pe umarul celui slab, pe care il stapaneste prin justitie.

Today’s Holiday: St. John the Evangelist’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. John the Evangelist’s Day

John the Evangelist was thought to be not only the youngest of the Apostles but the longest-lived, dying peacefully of natural causes at an advanced age. Although he escaped actual martyrdom, St. John endured considerable persecution and suffering for his beliefs. He is said to have drunk poison to prove his faith, been cast into a cauldron of boiling oil, and at one point been banished to the Greek island of Patmos. He remained miraculously unharmed throughout these trials and returned to Ephesus, where it is believed he wrote the Gospel according to John. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Manuela Sáenz (1797)


Today’s Birthday:
Manuela Sáenz (1797)

Until recently, Sáenz’s contributions to the South American independence movement were largely overlooked. For eight years, she dedicated herself to the cause—and to her lover, revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar, whom she once saved from an assassination attempt. For that, he nicknamed her Libertadora del Libertador, or Liberator of the Liberator. Bolívar’s death in 1830 left Sáenz vulnerable to his opponents, and she was exiled and left destitute. What honor was she accorded in 2010? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Rome and Vienna Airport Attacks (1985)


This Day in History:
The Rome and Vienna Airport Attacks (1985)

Nearly three months after Israel’s bombing of Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia, terrorists retaliated in two nearly simultaneous attacks at European airports. At Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome, Italy, gunmen opened fire and threw grenades at the Israeli airline’s ticket counter, while at an airport in Vienna, Austria, terrorists threw grenades into a crowd awaiting a flight to Tel Aviv. In all, 19 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Who claimed responsibility? 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

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Battle of the Trebbia


Article of the Day:
The Battle of the Trebbia

One of the titanic struggles of history, the Second Punic, or Hannibalic, War, lasted from 218 to 201 BCE. Fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Roman Republic, the war’s first major clash was the Battle of the Trebbia, named for the Trebbia River where it took place. Shortly after making his now-famous crossing of the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train, Hannibal descended into Italy and stunned the Roman forces by defeating them at Trebbia. Who won the war? More…
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Idiom of the Day: the wrong crowd


Idiom of the Day:
the wrong crowd

A group of people, typically peers, who partake in and elicit immoral, criminal, and/or dangerous behavior and attitudes. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: semiannual


Word of the Day:
semiannual

Definition: (adjective) Occurring or payable twice each year.

Synonyms: biyearly

Usage: Our semiannual family vacation to France usually occurs in December and July.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch