Daily Archives: August 13, 2019

Horoscope♉: 08/13/2019


Try not to be a stick in the mud today, Taurus. Other people aren’t going to want to take the time to drag you along. Take the initiative. If you want to have fun, create it. The biggest part of this equation is your attitude. Other people can sense your jealous nature, so don’t think you’re fooling anyone. Let others live their lives. You need to concentrate on your own.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: El Misterio d’Elx (Mystery Play)

Today’s Holiday:
El Misterio d’Elx (Mystery Play)

El Misterio d’Elx, or the Mystery Play of Elche, is a medieval drama about the death and assumption of the Virgin Mary that takes place on August 14-15 in Elche, in Valencia, Spain. The first part of the play, performed on August 14, deals with the death of the Virgin and the ascension of her soul to heaven. In the second part, performed on August 15, the Virgin is buried and the Gate of Heaven opens. She is crowned at the heavenly portal while organ music plays, bells ring, and firecrackers explode. The mystery play is performed in the sanctuary of the Church of La Merced. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851)

Today’s Birthday:
John Henry “Doc” Holliday (1851)

Holliday was an American dentist, gambler, and gunfighter. After graduating from dental school in 1872, he moved to the drier climate of the West to help treat his tuberculosis. He briefly practiced dentistry in Texas, then took up gambling and began drifting. Settling in Tombstone, Arizona, he joined Wyatt Earp and his brothers in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Having earned a reputation as a gunman, he resumed drifting and died of tuberculosis at the age of 36. What were his last words? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Battle of Aljubarrota (1385)

This Day in History:
Battle of Aljubarrota (1385)

At a time of war, famine, and plague in Europe, the Portuguese village of Aljubarrota became the site of a momentous battle in which the Portuguese, aided by English archers, defeated the forces of the Spanish King John I of Castile, assuring Portuguese independence from the Castilian crown. Nuno Álvares Pereira, the man who led the revolt against Castilian domination, emerged from the battle a hero. He later became a monk and was recently canonized. Who was the Portuguese king at the time? 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

He is wise who loveth well. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Atharvaveda

Article of the Day:
The Atharvaveda

The oldest scriptures of Hinduism and the most ancient religious texts in an Indo-European language, the Veda consists of four types of literature. Most important are the four Samhitas, which are the basic Vedas. The fourth Samhita, the Atharvaveda, was written at a later period and included in the canon only after a long struggle. Influenced by popular religion, it included spells and incantations for the practice of magic. What some of the purposes of the spells? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: harrowing experience

Idiom of the Day:
harrowing experience

An experience that is frightening, chilling, or disturbing, either due to an implied or actual element of danger, or from being physically or emotionally unpleasant. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: interrogatory

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Formal systematic questioning.

Synonyms: examination

Usage: The defendant refused to confess his guilt, despite the prosecutor’s aggressive interrogatory.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch