Daily Archives: July 8, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 07/08/2019

Horoscope ♉:

If an emotional issue is bringing you down, Taurus, find healthy ways to relieve the situation. Overeating won’t solve the problem. This will only mask your difficulties and make them harder to deal with later. It’s time to pull out of the rut and infuse the situation with freshness. You have a great deal of love to share with the world.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Savonlinna Opera Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Savonlinna Opera Festival

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is a month-long music festival in Savonlinna, Finland. Considered one of Europe’s most important musical events, it began in 1967 with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio. In 1992, for its 25th anniversary, Fidelio was presented again, as well as George and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, produced by Opera Ebony of New York and conducted by Estonian maestro Eri Klas. The main site of the festival is the Olavinlinna Castle, the best-preserved medieval fortress in Finland. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Franz Boas (1858)

Today’s Birthday:
Franz Boas (1858)

Boas was a German-American anthropologist. Trained in physics, he was part of an early scientific expedition to Baffin Island, where he turned to studying Eskimo culture. He is largely credited with establishing anthropology as an academic discipline in the US, and his achievements in anthropology are virtually unrivaled. It is largely because of his work that anthropologists today attribute human differences to cultural, rather than genetic, factors. Who were some of his famous students? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans Exhibition Opens (1962)

This Day in History:
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans Exhibition Opens (1962)

One of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and received sudden notoriety in 1962, when he exhibited 32 silkscreened paintings of Campbell’s soup cans in a California art gallery. The blatantly mundane content of the exhibition ran contrary to the abstract expressionist aesthetic of the time and generated much controversy, establishing Warhol as the leading exponent of the pop art movement. How did the soup cans differ from one another? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gilbert Chesterton

Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: 1981 Irish Hunger Strike

Article of the Day:
1981 Irish Hunger Strike

The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. It began when the British Government withdrew from convicted paramilitary prisoners Special Category Status, a de facto prisoner-of-war status granting them privileges like those specified in the Geneva Convention. Twenty-three such prisoners participated in the strike, refusing food for weeks and, in many cases, months. How many of them ultimately died of starvation? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: fox’s sleep

Idiom of the Day:
fox’s sleep

A state of apparent sleep (or feigned indifference) in which someone is actually aware of everything going on around him or her. Alludes to the idea that foxes sleep with one eye open and thus are always at the ready. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: betide

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) To happen or happen to.

Synonyms: bechance, befall

Usage: Woe betide anyone who got in his way.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch