Daily Archives: May 20, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 05/20/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/20/2019

You will have to rely on your analytical skills and steely self-control to navigate the stormy seas you find yourself in today, Taurus. And there’s no way to escape the stress. The worst pitfall facing you in your career or studies would be to doubt in your abilities. This is an opportunity to put your confidence to the test. Just make sure you pass it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Chile Battle of Iquique Day


Today’s Holiday:
Chile Battle of Iquique Day

This national holiday in Chile is often called Dia de las Glorias Navales (“The Day of the Glorious Navy”). From 1879 to 1881, the Chilean navy fought an alliance of Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific. The Chilean victory in the Battle of Iquique on May 21, 1879 was a turning point in a war that Chile eventually won decisively. The holiday is celebrated throughout Chile with festivals, military parades, and speeches. Sporting events, including boat and bicycle races, are held in honor of the holiday. Many people dress in traditional costumes as a symbol of national pride. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Elizabeth Fry (1780)


Today’s Birthday:
Elizabeth Fry (1780)

Fry was an English prison reformer as well as an advocate of higher nursing standards and the education of working women. From 1813, she worked untiringly to improve the conditions for women in Newgate prison, advocating separation of the sexes, employment, and religious training. Her successful methods at Newgate impressed the government and were tried in other prisons. She also helped the homeless, founding soup kitchens and shelters in London. On what unit of currency is Fry pictured? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Island of Saint Helena Discovered (1502)


This Day in History:
Island of Saint Helena Discovered (1502)

The uninhabited island of St. Helena was discovered by Portuguese navigator João da Nova in the eastern South Atlantic, 1,200 mi (1,931 km) west of Africa. It became a port of call for ships sailing between Europe and the East Indies and was annexed by the British East India Company in 1659. Because of the island’s remoteness, when the British exiled Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815, he was sent there. It became a British crown colony in 1834, but its importance declined after what was opened in 1869? 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

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Giant Impact Hypothesis


Article of the Day:
The Giant Impact Hypothesis

The giant impact hypothesis—the favored scientific hypothesis for the formation of the Moon—proposes that the Moon was created from the debris of a collision between a young Earth and a Mars-sized celestial body. Evidence for the hypothesis includes Moon samples indicating that its surface was once molten, the Moon’s apparently relatively small iron core and lower density than that of Earth, and evidence of similar collisions in other solar systems. What evidence is inconsistent with the theory? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a bit beyond (one’s) ken


Idiom of the Day:
a bit beyond (one’s) ken

Advanced beyond one’s ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand. Watch the video…
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Word of the Day: pommel


Word of the Day:
pommel

Definition: (verb) Strike, usually with the fist.

Synonyms: biff

Usage: Arthur now uses the school’s back entrance because bullies are often loitering in the front, waiting to pommel him in the face.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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