Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 07/27/2019


Horoscope ♉:
07/27/2019

Your philanthropic side may want to come out and do good works today, Taurus. Your default mode is to care for others. This is fine, but make sure it doesn’t deplete your vital life force. The key is to offer advice and then walk away from the situation. You aren’t responsible for other people’s actions. Offer information, but leave the final decision up to the person you’re trying to help.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Crom Dubh Sunday


Today’s Holiday:
Crom Dubh Sunday

Crom Dubh was an ancient Celtic god believed to live near the town of Cloghane in County Kerry. During the festival of Lughnasadh, people would go up to nearby Mount Brandon to pick berries, then join the festivities in Cloghane at the foot of the mountain. Thereafter Mount Brandon became a Christian pilgrimage site. Today Cloghane hosts a revived Lughnasadh festival over the last weekend in July. In addition to the pilgrimage up Mount Brandon, there are traditional musical and dance performances, poetry readings, sheep-shearing events, boat races, and many other events. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Beatrix Potter (1866)


Today’s Birthday:
Beatrix Potter (1866)

Potter was an English author and illustrator whose 23 children’s books, featuring her delicate drawings and watercolor paintings, are considered classics today. When she was 27, she sent an illustrated story to a sick boy whose mother, Potter’s former governess, encouraged her to publish it. This became her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Now one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, it was initially rejected by how many publishers? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)


This Day in History:
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival that drew more attendees than any pop music festival before it. An estimated 600,000 fans flocked to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, to see performances by The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. In fact, so many concertgoers arrived early that the bands performed an impromptu concert during their sound checks the day before the festival. Who was the only person to die at the festival? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Jeffrey Hudson, the “Queen’s Dwarf”


Article of the Day:
Jeffrey Hudson, the “Queen’s Dwarf”

Known as the “Queen’s Dwarf” and “Lord Minimus,” Hudson was a member of the court of Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I of England. The rare combination of extreme short stature—Hudson was less than 20 in (50 cm) tall—and normal body proportions made him quite the novelty in the courts of Europe. Expelled from the court after killing a man in a duel, Hudson was captured by pirates and enslaved in Africa for 25 years before being freed. How much did he reportedly grow during his captivity? More…
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Idiom of the Day: backslider


Idiom of the Day:
backslider

One who reverts or relapses into bad habits, unethical or immoral behavior, or criminal activity. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: disinterest


Word of the Day:
disinterest

Definition: (noun) Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.

Synonyms: neutrality

Usage: The old judge, who usually conducted herself with disinterest, seemed to favor the prosecution from the start in this case.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch