Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 02/06/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/06/2019

Your focus today is likely to be on learning. Something you’ve wanted to study for a long time may finally be within your grasp. Perhaps money makes this possible, or you’ve finally settled on a workable course of action. Travel might be involved. If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, get everything started today. If you do, you will probably attain what you want. Go for it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Great Sámi Winter Fair (Jokkmokksmarknad)


Today’s Holiday:
Great Sámi Winter Fair (Jokkmokksmarknad)

The Sámis are a nomadic people of ancient origin who still make their living keeping reindeer herds in the northernmost regions of Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and on the Kola Peninsula of the former Soviet Union. They started holding the Winter Fair, or Market, in Jokkmokk, Sweden, more than 400 years ago. The four-day event draws many visitors who are curious about Sámi culture. It includes the marking of the reindeer, reindeer roundup demonstrations, folk music and dance, films, lectures, and the sale of special Sámi foods and handicrafts. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Charles Dickens (1812)


Today’s Birthday:
Charles Dickens (1812)

When Dickens was a boy, his father was placed in debtors’ prison. As a result, he was withdrawn from school and forced to work in a factory—an experience that deeply influenced his future writings. Now regarded as one of the world’s most popular, prolific, and skilled novelists, Dickens began his literary career as a reporter, developing an encyclopedic knowledge of London and the ability to vividly describe people and everyday life. How long did it take him to write A Christmas Carol? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike (1894)


This Day in History:
The Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike (1894)

In 1891, gold was discovered on a cattle ranch in Cripple Creek, Colorado, creating one of the richest camps of a major gold-producing area. Two years later, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was established by the merger of several local miners’ unions in the Rocky Mountain states. In 1894, the WFM led a five-month strike in Cripple Creek, resulting in a victory for the miners. The strike began when mine owners attempted to lengthen the work day—with no increase in pay—to how many hours? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Rudyard Kipling


Quote of the Day:
Rudyard Kipling

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Simple Machines


Article of the Day:
Simple Machines

Practically every machine in existence incorporates one or more simple machines, elementary mechanical devices that change the magnitude or the direction of a force. These include the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw. The idea of the “simple machine” originated with the Greek philosopher Archimedes around the 3rd century BCE, but it was not until 1600 that scientists showed that simple machines only transform energy and do not create it. Who figured this out? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: whomp up


Idiom of the Day:
whomp up

To make quickly. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: fritter


Word of the Day:
fritter

Definition: (verb) Spend frivolously and unwisely.

Synonyms: fool away, dissipate, shoot

Usage: Our English youth fritters away its time in idleness and pleasure-seeking.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch