Daily Archives: February 2, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 02/02/2019

Horoscope ♉:

You should be especially efficient in whatever work you need to get done today, Taurus. Your natural eye for detail is especially sharp. You’re also feeling industrious, energetic, and efficient, so don’t be surprised if others give you some admiring compliments. When the work is all done, you might reward yourself by making some definite plans for a vacation you’ve been dreaming about for a while.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival)

Today’s Holiday:
Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival)

Setsubun is a ceremony observed in all major temples throughout Japan to mark the last day of winter according to the lunar calendar. People throng temple grounds where the priests or stars such as actors and sumo wrestlers throw dried beans to the crowd who shout, “Fortune in, goblins out!” Some people also decorate their doorways with sardine heads, because the evil spirits don’t like their smell. Beans caught at the temple are brought home to drive out evil there. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gertrude Stein (1874)

Today’s Birthday:
Gertrude Stein (1874)

Stein was an American avant-garde writer and notable patron of the arts. While she was living in Paris, her home became a salon for leading artists and writers, including Picasso and Hemingway. An early supporter of Cubism, she tried to parallel its theories in her work, employing a unique prose style characterized by the use of repetition, fragmentation, and the continuous present. Her only book to reach a wide audience, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was actually about whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Day the Music Died (1959)

This Day in History:
The Day the Music Died (1959)

During an extensive tour of the midwestern US, American rock-and-roll musician Buddy Holly chartered a small plane to transport him to his next gig. Fellow performers Richie Valens and J.P. Richardson, who was known as “The Big Bopper,” filled the remaining seats. Tragically, the plane crashed, killing everyone on board. The event was later called “the day the music died” by Don McLean in his song “American Pie.” Which of the passengers was said to have won his seat on the plane by a coin flip? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

Quote of the Day:
Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Alevi

Article of the Day:
The Alevi

Numbering in the tens of millions, Alevis are members of a religious, sub-ethnic, and cultural community found primarily in Turkey. Alevism is classified as a branch of Shi’a Islam, but there are significant differences between Alevi beliefs, traditions, and rituals and those of other orthodox sects. For example, Alevi worship takes place in assembly houses—cemevi—rather than mosques, and it features music and dance in which both women and men participate. What are some other differences? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the wee small hours (of the night/morning)

Idiom of the Day:
the wee small hours (of the night/morning)

The very early hours after midnight. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: charger

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A horse trained for battle; a cavalry horse.

Synonyms: courser

Usage: The knight mounted his charger and rode to meet his countrymen at the front lines.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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