Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

Horoscope♉: 09/09/2019


Horoscope♉:
09/09/2019

Make an effort to connect with someone you miss today, Taurus. Even if it feels painful at first, you’ll feel a lot better once you do. Pick up the phone, write a note, or send an email. Let the person know you miss and care about him or her. Expressing yourself is often far better than stuffing your feelings. The person may be missing you just as much.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Fiesta de la Vendimia


Today’s Holiday:
Fiesta de la Vendimia

Spain is famous for its sherry, and some of the best sherry comes from the southwestern part of the country, in a district known as Jerez de la Frontera. In mid-September Jerez de la Frontera holds its Grape Harvest Festival, or Fiesta de la Vendimia, which includes flamenco dancing, cante jondo singing (a variety of Spanish gypsy song), and bullfighting. There is also an official “blessing of the grapes” and the season’s first wine before the statue of San Ginés de la Jara, the patron saint of the region’s winegrowers. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Sydenham (1624)


Today’s Birthday:
Thomas Sydenham (1624)

Known as “the English Hippocrates,” Sydenham was a physician who advocated direct observation instead of theorizing to determine the nature of disease. His conceptions of the causes and treatments of epidemics and his classic descriptions of gout, smallpox, malaria, and other maladies established him as a founder of modern clinical medicine and epidemiology. He introduced laudanum as a medication, helped popularize the use of quinine in treating malaria, and described what “dancing” disease? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (1547)


This Day in History:
The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh (1547)

The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh was part of the War of Rough Wooing, the ruthless war launched by Henry VIII against Scotland to force a marriage between Mary Queen of Scots and his son, the future Edward VI. The first “modern” battle to be fought in the British Isles and the last pitched battle between the English and Scottish royal armies, it resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the Scots, who came to call it Black Saturday. What type of bombardment was used for the first time during the battle? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde


Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Powerbocking


Article of the Day:
Powerbocking

Powerbocking is a sport involving the use of spring-loaded stilt-like devices, which allow practitioners to run, jump, and perform acrobatic feats with superhuman ability. Known generically as jumping stilts and by hobbyists as bocks, after German inventor Alexander Böck, the stilts allow users to jump up to 5 ft (1.5 m) high and cover up to 9 ft (2.7 m) in a single stride. The closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing featured powerbockers. How fast can one run while wearing bocks? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: bystander effect


Idiom of the Day:
bystander effect

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as bystander apathy. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: malefic


Word of the Day:
malefic

Definition: (adjective) Having or exerting a malignant influence.

Synonyms: malevolent, malign, evil

Usage: I would bet my life that Amelia’s grades would improve if she stopped going out with those malefic hoodlums every night.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 09/09/2019


Horoscope♉:
09/09/2019

Make an effort to connect with someone you miss today, Taurus. Even if it feels painful at first, you’ll feel a lot better once you do. Pick up the phone, write a note, or send an email. Let the person know you miss and care about him or her. Expressing yourself is often far better than stuffing your feelings. The person may be missing you just as much.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Founding Day


Today’s Holiday:
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Founding Day

The founding of North Korea on September 9, 1948 is observed throughout the country as a national holiday. Much of the observance of North Korea’s founding day centers on adulating Kim Il-Sung, the founding leader. The main public celebrations take place in the capital city, Pyongyang, and can include such events as government banquets in the late Kim’s honor, political meetings, concerts, and displays of song and dance. Officials and citizens also lay flowers before the monuments to Kim in the capital. Similar displays also take place in towns and cities throughout North Korea. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Harland David “Colonel” Sanders (1890)


Today’s Birthday:
Harland David “Colonel” Sanders (1890)

In 1929, Sanders opened a gas station and small restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky. His cooking grew so popular that he soon closed the gas station. By 1939, he had developed a secret blend of herbs and spices and a process for cooking chicken more quickly than conventional methods. He sold his restaurant in 1956 and took to the road franchising his fried chicken recipe. By 1964, when he sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation, he had sold more than 600 franchises. How did Sanders get his title? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Elvis Presley Appears on The Ed Sullivan Show (1956)


This Day in History:
Elvis Presley Appears on The Ed Sullivan Show (1956)

Presley was one of the 20th century’s most popular American singers. His first national television appearance was in 1955 on Jackie Gleason’s Stage Show, but it was his 1956 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that made him a national sensation. His pelvic gyrations caused a scandal but earned him thousands of adoring, often female, fans. That same year he released his first million-selling single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” and starred in the first of his 33 movies, which was what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Solar Sails


Article of the Day:
Solar Sails

The electromagnetic radiation carried by solar wind exerts pressure on surfaces that absorb or reflect it. Though small, this force can be harnessed and used as a form of space propulsion requiring no fuel. Solar sails are lightweight, highly reflective devices that harness this force and, when attached to spacecrafts, may be used to modify their orbits, perform fine trajectory corrections, and even drive interplanetary flights. Has a working solar sail ever been successfully tested? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: amateur hour


Idiom of the Day:
amateur hour

A result, activity, task, or situation characterized by unprofessional, talentless, or careless performance(s). The term likely originates from or refers to The Original Amateur Hour, a radio and television talent program in the US that ran from the 1930s through the 1970s. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: louver


Word of the Day:
louver

Definition: (noun) One of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain.

Synonyms: fin

Usage: Rain will continue slipping through that broken louver until we fix it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch