Daily Archives: August 25, 2019

Horoscope♉: 08/25/2019


Is the stock market taking a nosedive again, Taurus? Is this causing you to worry about your investments? Relax! The situation is likely temporary, and your stocks and bonds will probably regain their former value, if not surpass it. However, this isn’t a good day to make new investments or even to open a bank account. Wait a few days.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Grasmere Sports

Today’s Holiday:
Grasmere Sports

This annual event in England’s Lake District began in the 1800s to encourage Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, but it has since expanded to include other traditional Lake District sports. Fell running (a fell is a highland plateau), another traditional sport, is an all-out race to the top of the nearest mountain and back. Hound trailing, which reflects the Lake District’s importance as a center for fox hunting, is done on foot with packs of hounds that run across the fells after their prey. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Althea Gibson (1927)

Today’s Birthday:
Althea Gibson (1927)

Gibson, a US tennis player, was the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour. Though tennis had essentially been segregated until that time, she was finally given an opportunity to play at the US Championships in 1950. Having broken the color barrier, she went on to become the first black person to win Wimbledon. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971. In 1964, Gibson became the first African-American player in what other sports organization? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: WWII: The Liberation of Paris (1944)

This Day in History:
WWII: The Liberation of Paris (1944)

The Liberation of Paris is considered the last battle of the Normandy Campaign to free France from German occupation. In July, about a month after the Allied invasions of southern France and Normandy, Allied ground troops finally broke out of the beachheads and began a rapid advance across northern France. With help from the French resistance, Free French and US forces and liberated Paris in August. Why did the German military governor of Paris disobey Hitler’s order to leave the city in ruins? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift

Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

I would rather be a freeman among slaves than a slave among freemen. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal

Article of the Day:
The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal

The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh was the first systematically organized library in West Asia. It was created by Ashurbanipal, the last great Assyrian king, who reigned in the 7th century BCE and controlled most of the then-known world. Excavations at the site have uncovered thousands of clay tablets constituting today’s chief source of knowledge about ancient Mesopotamia. The collection includes historical and scientific literature, flood and creation myths, and what famous epic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: barnburner

Idiom of the Day:

Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: synthetic

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially.

Synonyms: man-made

Usage: I am a great animal lover and will not even wear synthetic leather for fear that it will be mistaken for the real thing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch