Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 02/22/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/22/2019

Romance blossoms for you today, Taurus, and commitment or marriage may be just over the horizon. You and your beloved may have recently reached a new understanding that has bonded you more tightly. Don’t feel silly if you spend the day together walking around in a romantic haze. That’s perfectly acceptable – it’s part of the joy of love, and it could well last for a while. Make the most of it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: St. Polycarp’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. Polycarp’s Day

St. Polycarp (c. 69-c. 155) was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. He became bishop of Smyrna in 96 and, when the persecution of Christians was ordered by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, he was condemned to be burned at the stake. But according to legend, the fire formed an arch over his head and his body was left unharmed. When a spear was plunged into his heart, so much blood poured out that it quenched the flames. It was the martyrdom of St. Polycarp that gave rise to one of Christianity’s richest traditions: the annual commemoration of the anniversary of a saint’s death. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Pope Paul II (1417)


Today’s Birthday:
Pope Paul II (1417)

Born in Venice as Pietro Barbo, Pope Paul II was the successor of Pope Pius II, and the nephew of Pope Eugene IV. A Renaissance pope, he patronized printing, beautified and improved Rome, and collected antiquities. Like Pius II, he was involved in struggles with the Bohemian George of Podebrad, who was the leader of the Utraquists, or the moderate Hussites, in the wars between Hussites and Catholics. Paul excommunicated George in 1466. Who succeeded Paul II as pope? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Cato Street Conspiracy: Plot to Kill British Cabinet Ministers Foiled (1820)


This Day in History:
Cato Street Conspiracy: Plot to Kill British Cabinet Ministers Foiled (1820)

In 1816, Arthur Thistlewood, a member of the revolutionary Spencean Society in London, organized a public meeting at Spa Fields, at which a revolution was to be started. However, the meeting was easily dispersed, and Thistlewood was arrested and narrowly escaped conviction for treason. Undeterred, Thistlewood later plotted the assassination of cabinet members. The government, apprised of the conspiracy, surprised the plotters at their arsenal in a Cato Street loft. What became of Thistlewood? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Cuteness in Japanese Culture


Article of the Day:
Cuteness in Japanese Culture

Cuteness—kawaisa—is a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture that first emerged in the 1970s, when teenage girls developed a new writing style using big, round characters decorated with hearts, smiley faces, and the like. To capitalize on this growing trend, companies launched cute merchandise lines. Today, cute elements can be found almost everywhere in Japan, as evidenced by the fact that even police departments have cute mascots. How has All Nippon Airways made its planes cuter? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: oodles


Word of the Day:
oodles

Definition: (noun) A large number or amount.

Synonyms: dozens, gobs, heaps, lashings, loads, lots, rafts, scads, scores, slews, stacks, tons, wads, piles

Usage: Our local bakery has oodles of desserts available for purchase.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: yardarm to yardarm


Idiom of the Day:
yardarm to yardarm

outdated Really close together. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch