Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 06/16/2019

Horoscope ♉:

It’s certainly clear that you have faith in your actions, Taurus! You feel no fear or doubt as you progress toward your goals at a fast clip, cruising along on calm seas under clear skies. This new atmosphere is likely the product of your renewed commitment. Reward yourself for your accomplishments, but you should wait a few days before launching an all-out celebration.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: World Day to Combat

Today’s Holiday:
World Day to Combat

Desertification and Drought
In 1994 the United Nations established World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17. The date coincides with the June 17, 1994, signing of the Convention to Combat Desertification. Observances draw attention to the need for cooperation between nations in order to stop desertification and respond to drought. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Hersey (1914)

Today’s Birthday:
John Hersey (1914)

Born in China to missionary parents, Hersey worked as a journalist in East Asia, Italy, and the Soviet Union from 1937 to 1946, including as a war correspondent during WWII. In 1944, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel A Bell for Adano, which depicts the Allied occupation of a Sicilian town. He later combined fact and fiction in his most famous work, Hiroshima, about the experiences of atomic-blast survivors. How did Hersey inspire Dr. Seuss to write The Cat in the Hat? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Night Attack (1462)

This Day in History:
The Night Attack (1462)

The Night Attack was a battle fought between the forces of Wallachian Prince Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler, and the forces of Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. After Vlad raided Bulgaria and killed more than 20,000 Turks and Bulgarians, Mehmed marched on Wallachia, and the two powers fought a series of skirmishes. In the Night Attack, Vlad attacked the Turkish camp in an attempt to assassinate Mehmed. The attempt failed, but Mehmed retreated anyway. Why? 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

How easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure around him; and how truly is a kind heart a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles! More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Fossilized Footprints

Article of the Day:
Fossilized Footprints

Known as ichnites or ichnolites, fossilized footprints or tracks of once-living organisms are studied by the branch of paleontology known as ichnology or ichnolithology. As well as providing information about foot structure and stride, ichnites provide important clues about the behavior of the animals that made them. For example, multiple ichnites of a single species found close together may suggest herd or pack behavior. What prehistoric creature is known exclusively by its footprints? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: it is what it is

Idiom of the Day:
it is what it is

The situation, circumstance, or outcome has already happened or been decided or established, so it must be accepted even if it is undesirable. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: infest

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To inhabit or overrun in numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious.

Synonyms: overrun

Usage: During the year that followed, Clayton was several times attacked by the great apes which now seemed to continually infest the vicinity of the cabin.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch