Daily Archives: August 9, 2019

Horoscope♉: 08/09/2019


The fast actions of the day may confuse you, Taurus. Don’t be surprised if your head is in a whirl over recent events involving love and romance. You may feel as if things are happening too quickly for you to really understand them. Try not to be so analytical. You may find that you’re chasing a lost cause while the train is pulling out of the station. Hop on board and leave the other issue behind.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Fête des la Cuisinières

Today’s Holiday:
Fête des la Cuisinières

With the possible exception of the celebration at Carnival, this is the most colorful event of the year in the French West Indian island of Guadeloupe. The Women Cooks’ Festival begins with a morning service at the cathedral and a parade of women in Creole dress. The highlight of the festival is the five-hour feast prepared by the dozen or so members of the Association of Women Chefs. The Creole dishes they prepare include blaffs (a fish or shellfish dish in a sauce), boudins (sausage), and crabes farcis (stuffed crabs). More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Charles Darrow (1889)

Today’s Birthday:
Charles Darrow (1889)

Darrow was a heating engineer who is generally credited with developing “Monopoly,” a board game in which players compete to purchase real estate and bankrupt their opponents, though there is evidence that he merely adapted Elizabeth Magie’s realty and taxation game “The Landlord’s Game.” “Monopoly” was initially rejected by Parker Brothers, but after Darrow met with success selling the game himself, the toy firm reconsidered and bought it in 1935. How much money did Darrow make from “Monopoly”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Pueblo Revolt Begins (1680)

This Day in History:
Pueblo Revolt Begins (1680)

The Pueblo Revolt was an uprising of Native American communities against Spanish colonization in New Mexico. Organized by a medicine man called Popé and other Pueblo leaders, the uprising led to the deaths of some 400 colonists and missionaries and forced the surviving Spaniards to retreat to El Paso, freeing the Pueblo of Spanish rule for the first time in 82 years. However, internal dissension and Apache raids soon weakened the unity of the Pueblo. What happened in 1692 after Popé’s death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Darwin

Quote of the Day:
Charles Darwin

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Giordano Bruno

Article of the Day:
Giordano Bruno

Bruno was a 16th-century Italian philosopher who theorized that the universe is infinite. He entered a Dominican convent as a teen but abandoned the order after being accused of heresy and began traveling Europe lecturing and teaching. His cosmological theories anticipated modern conceptions of the universe but led to his excommunication by the Roman Catholic, Calvinist, and Lutheran churches. Arrested by the Inquisition in 1593, he was burned at the stake after a trial lasting how many years? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a free bit of advice

Idiom of the Day:
a free bit of advice

A suggestion, opinion, or piece of advice that was unrequested or unsolicited by the recipient. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: adorable

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Lovable especially in a childlike or naive way.

Synonyms: endearing, lovely

Usage: She frowned at his facetiousness—a pretty, adorable frown that made him put his arm around her and kiss it away.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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