Daily Archives: February 23, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 02/23/2019

Horoscope ♉:

A project could be successfully completed today, Taurus. Discussions may already be taking place about the next one, but you aren’t inclined to think about that, at least not right away. You will want to bask in your accomplishment and relax for a while. No one can blame you for that, so don’t worry if you don’t go to brainstorming sessions. Wait until it progresses beyond talk.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: The Daytona 500

Today’s Holiday:
The Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is the richest of the four biggest NASCAR Sprint Cup races. It’s the final event of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, which lasts more than two weeks. The speedway is a 2.5-mile oval, and racers must complete 200 laps. The Daytona Speedway, which has a seating capacity of 102,900, has been operating since 1959, but stock-car racing at Daytona dates back to 1936, and car racing has been going on here since the early days of cars. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Winslow Homer (1836)

Today’s Birthday:
Winslow Homer (1836)

A preeminent figure in American art, Homer was a largely self-taught landscape painter and printmaker. He trained as a lithographer, then became a freelance illustrator. As a correspondent for Harper’s Weekly, he won international acclaim for his depictions of the Civil War battlefront. In 1876, he abandoned illustration to devote himself to painting, later settling in coastal Maine, where the local people and seascapes became the focus of his art. What are some of his most famous works? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Battle of Los Angeles (1942)

This Day in History:
The Battle of Los Angeles (1942)

The “Battle of Los Angeles” is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the imposition of a blackout, and the firing of 1,400 shells at supposed Japanese aircraft, killing several US civilians. What may have actually prompted the bombardment? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy

Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Vulcan Nerve Pinch

Article of the Day:
Vulcan Nerve Pinch

In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used mainly by members of the humanoid species known as Vulcans to render an opponent unconsciousness by pinching the subclavian nerve at the base of his neck with all four fingers opposing the thumb. In computing, the phrase is used as slang term referring to certain keyboard combinations—such as Control+Alt+Delete. What politician was once accused of using the Vulcan Nerve Pinch in an altercation with a rapper? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: yell silently

Idiom of the Day:
yell silently

To think angry thoughts without verbalizing them. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: varlet

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scallywag

Usage: What a brazen-fac’d varlet art thou, to deny thou knowest me!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch