Daily Archives: July 10, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 07/10/2019

Horoscope ♉:

Everyone has impulsively bought something without really thinking about it first. As far as you’re concerned, Taurus, it happens a little more often than it should. Have you looked at your closet full of the clothes you never wear? Why do you keep them? Is it reassuring? Don’t get caught up in fashion crazes. Try to be more careful with your money.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Naadam

Today’s Holiday:

This Mongolian festival spotlights the “three manly games” for a Mongolian, and its history goes back to the 13th century. Today, it is held from July 11-13 in provinces throughout the country. The fairs bring together the nomadic people, who pitch a city of yurts or gers (felt tents). Wrestling is usually the first event, the second is archery, and the last of the traditional sports is horse racing. When night falls, a bowed stringed instrument called a matouqin is played, and people sit by their yurts talking, dancing, and drinking butter tea and kumys. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561)

Today’s Birthday:
Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561)

Góngora was a poet of the Spanish Golden Age who successfully wove Renaissance and popular poetry into an original and elegant form. Very influential in his era, he developed the difficult, complex poetic style that became known as Gongorism. It provoked enmity from many of his contemporaries and was so exaggerated by less gifted imitators that his reputation suffered until the 20th century. He has since been called Spain’s greatest poet. What is his most famous work? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Los Alfaques Disaster (1978)

This Day in History:
The Los Alfaques Disaster (1978)

The Los Alfaques disaster was an explosion that took place near a campsite in Tarragona, Spain, when a leaking tanker truck loaded with 23 tons of highly flammable liquid propylene ignited. This resulted in a massive explosion and fireball that reached over 1000° F (538° C) and destroyed everything within a 1000-ft (300-m) radius. It killed 217 people, including the truck’s driver, and severely burned more than 200. What regulations were later instituted to prevent future disasters of this sort? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes

Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

As the viper, though it kills with it, does not deserve to be blamed for the poison it carries, as it is a gift of nature, neither do I deserve reproach for being beautiful. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Hephaestion

Article of the Day:

Hephaestion was a Macedonian general who supervised the foundation of cities and colonies in Bactria, central Asia, and India. He was a close friend of Alexander the Great, who called him “my Patroclus”—in reference to the friend of the Greek hero Achilles. In 324 BCE, Hephaestion married Alexander’s sister-in-law, Drypetis, but died suddenly in the same year at Ecbatana, the capital of ancient Media, in what is now northwestern Iran. How did Alexander mark Hephaestion’s death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: devil in disguise

Idiom of the Day:
devil in disguise

Something or someone that appears to be good, useful, or benevolent, but that in reality proves to be the opposite. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: prorogue

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Hold back to a later time.

Synonyms: postpone, put off, defer, set back, shelve, table, remit, hold over

Usage: My students begged me to prorogue the upcoming European history exam so that they could have more time to study.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch