Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

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Horoscope♉: 09/11/2019


Today family members might be less than honest with you, Taurus, particularly regarding working around the house. Don’t be surprised if you hear excuses! This could be irritating, but don’t let it get to you. Let the chores go. Do something you enjoy. It’s more fun than taking out the trash.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Bera Festival (Bera Utsav)

Today’s Holiday:
Bera Festival (Bera Utsav)

Wherever there is a large body of water in Bengal, agricultural communities are likely to celebrate the Bera Festival. Holy men known as fakirs supervise the preparation of ornately decorated floats (bera means “raft” or “float” in Hindi), which are constructed in honor of Khaja Khizir, the patron saint of the waters. The centerpiece of the festival, the raft, is made out of local banana trunks that are lashed together to make a square platform. The float is then decorated with flags, flowers, and other trappings, and finally is pushed into the water to be received by Khaja Khizir. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Alfred A. Knopf (1892)

Today’s Birthday:
Alfred A. Knopf (1892)

Knopf was a leading American publisher of the 20th century who founded Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1915. He emphasized translations of great contemporary European literature, at that time neglected by American publishers, and paid special attention to the printing, binding, and design of his books, earning a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation. By the time of his death, authors published by the firm had won 16 Nobel and 27 Pulitzer prizes. What was his colophon? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Elizabeth Barrett Elopes with Robert Browning (1846)

This Day in History:
Elizabeth Barrett Elopes with Robert Browning (1846)

Elizabeth Barrett’s Poems, published in 1844, brought her immediate fame and became a favorite of the poet Robert Browning. The two began to correspond, fell in love, and, after a courtship kept secret from her tyrannical father, married and settled in Italy. The once frail and sickly Elizabeth grew stronger and, at age 43, gave birth to a son. Her poetic reputation rests chiefly on the love poems written during their courtship, Sonnets from the Portuguese. Who is “the Portuguese”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Second Great Awakening

Article of the Day:
The Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening was an early 19th-century US religious evangelical revivalist movement. Founded on the belief that every person could, through a determined struggle with sin, achieve salvation, it drew millions of new members to a variety of denominations, including new ones like Adventism and Mormonism. In upstate New York, so few were left unconverted that the area came to be called the “burned-over district.” How did revivalists’ religious beliefs encourage wider social reform? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: canary in a coal mine

Idiom of the Day:
canary in a coal mine

Something or someone who, due to sensitivity to his, her, or its surroundings, acts as an indicator and early warning of possible adverse conditions or danger. Refers to the former practice of taking caged canaries into coal mines. The birds would die if methane gas became present and thereby alert miners to the danger. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: forfend

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms: deflect, head off, avert, avoid, debar, obviate

Usage: Norman of Torn, if you are not the son of the old man you call father may God forfend that England ever guesses your true parentage.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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