Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Planking or a few minutes every day will benefit you in many ways


Planking or a few minutes every day will benefit you in many ways

Planking or a few minutes every day will benefit you in many ways

Today’s Holiday: Uruguay Constitution Oath Taking Day

Today’s Holiday:
Uruguay Constitution Oath Taking Day

The country of Uruguay adopted its first constitution on July 18, 1830, shortly after becoming independent in 1828. The 1830 constitution, modeled after the American and French constitutions, created executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Later constitutions checked the powers of the president and provided for a separation of church and state. To commemorate the adoption of Uruguay’s first constitution, speeches are given by government officials and a parade featuring a military band, mounted cavalry, and soldiers is held in the capital city of Montevideo. More…

Today’s Birthday: Robert Hooke (1635)

Today’s Birthday:
Robert Hooke (1635)

Hooke was a prolific English physicist, mathematician, and inventor. He was a geometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire. Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces. In his pioneering book Micrographia, he described his microscopic observations of plant tissue and coined what term? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: La Cantuta Massacre (1992)

This Day in History:
La Cantuta Massacre (1992)

In 1992, a professor and nine students from Lima’s La Cantuta University were abducted by a military death squad, murdered, and secretly buried. The murders occurred during the presidency of Alberto Fujimori and his government’s battle against the guerilla terrorist group Shining Path. The massacre contributed to Fujimori’s conviction in 2009 on charges of human rights abuses, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. What bombing was used as a justification for the La Cantuta Massacre? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Old Believers

Article of the Day:
The Old Believers

The Old Believers were Russian dissenters who were excommunicated in 1667, after refusing to accept liturgical reforms imposed on the Russian Orthodox Church by Patriarch Nikon. Numbering in the millions in the 17th century, they endured persecution until 1905, when Czar Nicholas II signed an act of religious freedom. In 1971, the council of the Russian Orthodox Church revoked the anathemas imposed upon the Old Believers. What were some of the changes included in Nikon’s reforms? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: endgame

Idiom of the Day:

The final stages of a process, development, or activity. An allusion to the last stage in chess, when the majority of pieces have been removed from the board. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: clear-eyed

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Mentally acute or penetratingly discerning.

Synonyms: perspicacious

Usage: John’s clear-eyed assessment of the company’s problems saved it from bankruptcy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope ♉: 07/17/2019

Horoscope ♉:

More than usual, you’re probably craving solitude today, Taurus. Although you may have committed to attending a party or get-together, now the idea may seem irritating. You may rather work on some tasks or projects, or you might want to go for a workout and release some of the tension you feel. The latter idea is good. If you exercise early, you might feel like going out later.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Bad knees and how to turn them gooood!