Daily Archives: August 21, 2019

Horoscope♉: 08/21/2019


You may be considering taking a trip or planning a party with some friends, Taurus. You may find out today that it’s up to you to do all the organizing. This won’t bother you too much because you know you’ll do it right. Why don’t you think about really trying to outdo yourself and plan something special that your friends will never forget?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Hunterdon 4-H and Agricultural Fair

Today’s Holiday:
Hunterdon 4-H and Agricultural Fair

The New Jersey Agricultural Fair, held in Flemington, New Jersey, at the end of August, is a traditional agricultural fair that was started by a group of local farmers in 1856, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the country. It features a statewide 4-H lamb show and sale, a tractor pull, a horse and pony pull, and all types of car racing (mini-stocks, modified stocks, midgets, and super sprints). The fair also offers programs and exhibits of flowers, the 4-H organization, nurserymen, and various commercial enterprises. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Deng Xiaoping (1904)

Today’s Birthday:
Deng Xiaoping (1904)

Deng was a Chinese revolutionary and government leader. A veteran of the Long March, he became deputy premier in 1952 and soon joined the Politburo Standing Committee. He was ousted and reinstated several times and at one point was assigned to work in a tractor factory. From the late 1970s until his death in 1997, he was China’s most powerful leader. He promoted a wide-reaching reform program that introduced free-enterprise elements into the economy. What was Deng’s famous saying about a cat? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)

This Day in History:
Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)

The Battle of Bosworth Field was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses in which Henry Tudor defeated the royal forces of Richard III, the last king of the House of York. Richard was killed in battle, and Henry advanced to London and was crowned as Henry VII. In 1486, Henry married Edward IV’s daughter, Elizabeth, thus uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, ending the Wars of the Roses and founding the Tudor royal dynasty. This battle is featured in which of Shakespeare’s plays? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: L. Frank Baum

Quote of the Day:
L. Frank Baum

As long as I know myself to be a coward I shall be unhappy. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Angkor Wat

Article of the Day:
Angkor Wat

The crowning work of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is a temple complex in northwestern Cambodia. About 1,700 yards (1,550 m) long by 1,500 yards (1,400 m) wide, it is the world’s largest religious structure. It was built in the 12th century by Suryavarman II as his state temple and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. The structure consists of a rising series of towers and courtyards surrounded by a vast moat and culminating in a 213-ft (65-m) central tower shaped like the bud of what flower? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: backpedal

Idiom of the Day:

To quickly and often abruptly reverse or retreat from one’s position or opinion on a given subject. Refers to pedaling backwards on a bicycle (done to apply the brakes on fixed-gear bikes), or to taking quick, backward steps, as in football or boxing. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: galosh

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A waterproof overshoe.

Synonyms: arctic, rubber, gumshoe

Usage: This rain is not going to stop any time soon, so you had better dig your galoshes out of the closet.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Wagner- Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – London Symphony Orchestra” on YouTube

Watch “Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G Major Op. 78, D.894 (Arkady Volodos)” on YouTube

Watch “Rachmaninov/Respighi: 5 Études-tableaux (P. 160) (1930)” on YouTube