Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

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Horoscope♉: 09/13/2019


Horoscope♉:
09/13/2019

Family members might discuss a possible vacation today, Taurus, but everyone wants to go to a different place! Arguments could occur, taking all the fun out of the discussion. Perhaps you should draw straws! A better solution might be to make a list of all the ideas, give copies to everyone, and think about it. Discuss the subject again in a few days.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: National Hollerin’ Contest


Today’s Holiday:
National Hollerin’ Contest

Many years ago, the residents of Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, communicated with each other by calling out their greetings, warnings, and cries of distress. They also hollered for their cows, pigs, and dogs to come in. After modern technology supplanted this primitive mode of communication, a local citizen named Ermon Godwin Jr. decided to revive the custom of hollering by holding a day-long competition each year. In addition to the hollering contests, the event includes a pole climb, fox horn-blowing contests, and a watermelon carry. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: María Capovilla (1889)


Today’s Birthday:
María Capovilla (1889)

Capovilla was an Ecuadorian supercentenarian whose life spanned three centuries. At the time of her death shortly before her 117th birthday in 2006, she was recognized as the world’s oldest living person. She was also the last remaining documented person born in the 1880s. At age 100, Capovilla nearly died and was given last rites by a priest, but she recovered and lived in good health for another 16 years. She had 20 great-grandchildren and how many great-great-grandchildren? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Founded (1960)


This Day in History:
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Founded (1960)

OPEC is a multinational organization that was established in 1960 to coordinate the petroleum production and export policies of its original members, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. Other nations have since joined the organization. In 1973, OPEC began a series of oil price increases in retaliation for Western support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War, and its members’ income greatly increased as a result. Today, the organization’s members produce how much of the world’s crude oil? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Dickens


Quote of the Day:
Charles Dickens

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The 51st State


Article of the Day:
The 51st State

In American politics, the phrase “51st state” is used to refer to a territory that might be considered for inclusion in the US. With about 600,000 residents, the District of Columbia is regarded as a potential candidate, as is Puerto Rico, which is currently a self-governing commonwealth of the US. The term is also sometimes used to disparage a country that is perceived to be under American influence or to be too Americanized. Which US state has the right to divide itself into multiple states? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: castles in the sky


Idiom of the Day:
castles in the sky

Dreams, hopes, or plans that are impossible, unrealistic, or have very little chance of succeeding. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: whirlybird


Word of the Day:
whirlybird

Definition: (noun) An aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades.

Synonyms: eggbeater, helicopter, chopper

Usage: The boy’s remote-controlled whirlybird zipped across the lawn and over the backyard fence.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

RELAX, CALM DOWN YOUR MIND, SMILE INSIDE AND BE HAPPY


RELAX, CALM DOWN YOUR MIND, SMILE INSIDE AND BE HAPPY

RELAX, CALM DOWN YOUR MIND, SMILE INSIDE AND BE HAPPY

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Horoscope♉: 09/13/2019


Horoscope♉:
09/13/2019

Family members might discuss a possible vacation today, Taurus, but everyone wants to go to a different place! Arguments could occur, taking all the fun out of the discussion. Perhaps you should draw straws! A better solution might be to make a list of all the ideas, give copies to everyone, and think about it. Discuss the subject again in a few days.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Jane Austen Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Jane Austen Festival

Along with being famous for its ancient Roman ruins, the town of Bath, England, is also known as the home of renowned English novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817). Since 2001, Austen aficionados have converged on Bath for over a week to celebrate with music, walking tours, films, and the famous Regency Promenade, in which a large group in period costume parades the Georgian terraces of Bath. Other well-attended events are workshops, lectures, and readings, which often reference Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, two Austen novels mainly set in Bath. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (1766)


Today’s Birthday:
Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (1766)

Wilson was an American Revolutionary War veteran who owned a meatpacking plant in Troy, New York. He provided beef to the army during the War of 1812 in barrels stamped “US,” indicating that they were US property. According to some sources, the soldiers began joking that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam,” referring to Wilson, unwittingly inventing the character that would soon come into widespread use as a symbol of the US government. What resolution regarding Wilson did Congress pass in 1961? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Michelangelo Begins Carving His Statue of David (1501)


This Day in History:
Michelangelo Begins Carving His Statue of David (1501)

Begun when the artist was just 26 years old and completed three years later, Michelangelo’s David is considered the prime example of the Renaissance ideal of perfect humanity and a masterpiece of sculpture. The 17-ft (5.2-m) marble figure differs from other representations of David in that he appears tense and is not carrying the head of the slain Goliath. A replica of David on display in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has a detachable fig-leaf that was made for whose visit? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gilbert Chesterton


Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Radium Girls


Article of the Day:
The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls were a group of female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at a New Jersey factory in 1917. The women, who had been told the paint was harmless, ingested deadly amounts of radium by licking their paintbrushes to sharpen them. Some even painted their fingernails with the glowing substance. After the risks were exposed, five of the women sued their employer in a case that led to the establishment of what right? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: candle in the wind


Idiom of the Day:
candle in the wind

Something that is particularly vulnerable, weak, fragile, or precarious and likely to fail, perish, or be eliminated at any moment. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: high-pressure


Word of the Day:
high-pressure

Definition: (adjective) Aggressively and persistently persuasive.

Synonyms: forceful, aggressive, compelling, intensive, persistent, persuasive

Usage: I do not usually buy cologne, but the high-pressure salesman eventually convinced me to give in.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch