Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 06/11/2019

Horoscope ♉:

You may feel the urge to get up and go today, Taurus. Follow this instinct and get to work. You’re anxious to get the ball rolling on certain projects. The key for you now is to make sure that the ones that are already started get done before you tackle the others. Don’t let people stand in the way of your progress. Grab hold of the reins if you need to.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Eddie Adams (1933)

Today’s Birthday:
Eddie Adams (1933)

Adams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer and photojournalist noted for his war coverage and portraits of celebrities and politicians, began his career as a combat photographer during the Korean War. His best known photograph, a harrowing image of the moment that South Vietnamese police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyen Van Lem, on a Saigon street in 1968, won the Pulitzer Prize. Why did he later apologize to the police chief for having taken the picture? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: National Agriculture Fair at Santarem

Today’s Holiday:
National Agriculture Fair at Santarem

The most important agricultural fair in Portugal is held for 10 days in June each year at Santarém, capital of the rich agricultural province of Ribatejo. Although the focus of the Ribatejo Fair is on farming and livestock breeding, there is also a colorful program of bullfighting, folk singing, and dancing, as well as a procession of campinos, or bull-herders. Many other European countries exhibit farm animals and machinery at the Feira Nacional de Agricultura. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Ronald Reagan Challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall” (1987)

This Day in History:
Ronald Reagan Challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall” (1987)

The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 by the East German government and later extended along the entire border between East and West Germany. Built to prevent defections, it became a symbol of the Cold War. In 1987, US President Reagan visited Berlin to commemorate the city’s 750th anniversary and used his speech to publicly challenge Gorbachev to destroy the wall. Two years later, it was dismantled in a failed bid by the Communists to retain power. Why did some Reagan staffers oppose his speech? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: E. M. Forster

Quote of the Day:
E. M. Forster

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Pole of Inaccessibility

Article of the Day:
Pole of Inaccessibility

A pole of inaccessibility is, due to its distance from geographic features that could provide access, a region’s most difficult-to-reach point. It is a geographic construct, not a physical phenomenon. The oceanic pole of inaccessibility, Point Nemo, lies in the S Pacific, 1,670 mi (2,688 km) from land. The northern pole of inaccessibility is at the approximate center of the most consolidated portion of arctic pack ice. How is the N American pole of inaccessibility used for US national defense? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: an honest buck

Idiom of the Day:
an honest buck

Honest, legal work or income. Often used in the phrase “make/earn an honest buck.” Primarily heard in US. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: illusionist

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience.

Synonyms: conjurer, magician, prestidigitator

Usage: The illusionist snapped his fingers and was suddenly holding a dove, much to the delight of his adoring audience.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “The Tango – Scent of a Woman (4/8) Movie CLIP (1992) HD” on YouTube

Watch “The Tango – Scent of a Woman (4/8) Movie CLIP (1992) HD” on YouTube

Watch “Ennio Morricone – The Mission Main Theme (Morricone Conducts Morricone)” on YouTube

The Mission is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Ennio Morricone. The work combines liturgical chorales, native drumming, and Spanish-influenced guitars, often in the same track, in an attempt to capture the varying cultures depicted in the film. Wikipedia