Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 05/09/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Today is your lucky day, Taurus. You may get a windfall of some sort, maybe a check in the mail or a raise or promotion at work. This is just what you’ve been hoping for to elevate your lifestyle. Don’t go nuts. Invest the money wisely and it will keep you rolling in dough. Spend it all at once and you won’t have much to show for it in a few years.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Freighter Destroys Part of Florida’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge (1980)

This Day in History:
Freighter Destroys Part of Florida’s Sunshine Skyway Bridge (1980)

The original Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay was completed in 1954. A new southbound span was opened in 1971, but only nine years later, it was destroyed when the freighter Summit Venture collided with a support column during a storm, sending more than 1,200 ft (366 m) of the bridge plummeting into the bay. The collision caused several automobiles and a bus to fall 150 ft (46 m), killing 35 people. What tragedy had occurred within a mile of the bridge just months earlier? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Golden Spike Anniversary

Today’s Holiday:
Golden Spike Anniversary

This reenactment of the completion of America’s transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, has been held since 1952. Preliminary events start at 10 a.m., and at 12:30 p.m. reproductions of the Central Pacific’s “Jupiter” and Union Pacific’s “119” meet at the site of the ceremony. Then the Golden Spike and three other spikes are tapped into a special railroad tie; at 12:47 an ordinary iron “last spike” is driven into the last tie and the message “D-O-N-E” is sent by ham radio to the California State Railway Museum in Sacramento. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Fred Astaire (1899)

Today’s Birthday:
Fred Astaire (1899)

Born Frederick Austerlitz, Astaire was an American dancer, actor, and singer who began his career as a child on a successful Broadway vaudeville team with his sister Adele. After his sister retired, Astaire became a film actor and developed a reputation as a debonair song-and-dance man, particularly in the films he made with Ginger Rogers, which elevated tap dance to an elegant, disciplined art and revolutionized popular-dance performance. What were some of Astaire’s most popular films? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Nelson Mandela Inaugurated as South Africa’s First Black President (1994)

This Day in History:
Nelson Mandela Inaugurated as South Africa’s First Black President (1994)

Mandela served as the first democratically elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His political activism began after 1948 with an initial commitment to non-violent mass struggle. Later, his anti-apartheid activities led to his imprisonment for nearly 30 years. Released in 1990, he was elected president of the African National Congress and represented it in the turbulent negotiations that led to the establishment of majority rule. With whom did he share the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving

Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Article of the Day:
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a diagnostic tool that delivers a high-intensity magnetic pulse over the skull and neck, stimulating the upper motor neurons and nerve tract. This allows the timing of electrical impulses traveling from the brain to muscles to be measured as well as interconnections within the brain to be studied. The technique has also been used to treat neurological conditions, such as migraine, epilepsy, and alcoholism. What are some of the risks associated with TMS? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: satiate

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Fill to satisfaction.

Synonyms: replete, sate, fill

Usage: There is enough cake to satiate all of our party guests.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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