Daily Archives: July 7, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 07/07/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Other people may steal the spotlight from you today, Taurus, but don’t let it get you down. The key is to learn from the ones who take charge. Have fun and don’t worry about the details. A definite dynamism is helping you transform certain areas of your life that need to change. Get out of the rut you’re in.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: San Fermin Festival

Today’s Holiday:
San Fermin Festival

The festivities surrounding this well-known festival in Pamplona, Spain, begin with a rocket fired from the balcony of the town hall. Bands of txistularis—with dancers, drummers, and txistu players (a musical instrument like a flute)—march through the town playing songs announcing the “running of the bulls,” an event that has taken place here for 400 years. Each morning, young men, dressed in typical Basque costumes, risk their lives running through the streets ahead of the bulls being run to the bullring where the bullfights will be held. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Alfred Binet (1857)

Today’s Birthday:
Alfred Binet (1857)

A major figure in the development of experimental psychology in France, Binet founded L’Année Psychologique, the first French journal on psychology, in 1895. He is also known for his research and innovations in measuring reasoning ability. Between 1905 and 1911, he and Théodore Simon developed influential scales for the measurement of the intelligence of children, which, with revisions, came into wide use in schools, industries, and the army. How did the scales work? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Vasco da Gama Sets Sail on First Direct European Voyage to India (1497)

This Day in History:
Vasco da Gama Sets Sail on First Direct European Voyage to India (1497)

In 1497, da Gama began his epochal voyage to India, becoming the first European to journey there directly by sea. With four vessels, he rounded the Cape of Good Hope, passed the easternmost point reached by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, continued up the coast of Africa to Malindi, and sailed across the Indian Ocean to Calicut. His voyage opened up a way for Europe to reach the Indies and marked the beginning of the Portuguese Empire. For what brutal methods was da Gama known during his travels? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde

Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Arecibo Message

Article of the Day:
The Arecibo Message

The Arecibo message was a message broadcast into space in 1974 to celebrate the remodeling of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope. The message was aimed at star cluster M13, a large and relatively close star cluster some 25,000 light years away. The 210-byte message consisted of 1679 binary digits that, when arranged into 73 rows and 23 columns, form a meaningful seven-part message saying what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: fourth wall

Idiom of the Day:
fourth wall

The imaginary barrier separating performers in a TV show, film, or play from the audience. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: fishgig

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.

Synonyms: lance, spear

Usage: I gently slid the salmon off my fishgig and passed it to my son, who placed it with the rest of the day’s catch.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch