Daily Archives: September 29, 2019

Horoscope♉: 09/29/2019


Experiments combining creativity and technology could lead to opportunities to increase your income. You’re receptive to new ideas and willing to make an effort to put them to work for you. You’re likely to uncover new talents that you didn’t know you had. This is a great day to sign up for a class, attend a lecture, or seek tutoring.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Rosh Hashanah

Today’s Holiday:
Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first two of the 10 High Holy Days that conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a time of prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read in the synagogue, and the blowing of the shofar (“ram’s horn”) serves as a reminder that although Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son, Isaac, God allowed him to sacrifice a ram instead. Jews celebrate the New Year by eating a special rounded loaf of challah, symbolic of the continuity of life, as well as apples dipped in honey, symbols of sweetness and health. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Hans Geiger (1882)

Today’s Birthday:
Hans Geiger (1882)

After receiving a doctorate in physics in Germany in 1906, Geiger traveled to England, where he assisted chemist Ernest Rutherford. In 1908, they designed an instrument to detect and count alpha particles, positively charged ionizing particles produced by radioactive decay. Two decades later, Geiger developed the sensitive, portable radiation counter that now bears his name. During World War II, he was a member of the Uranium Club, a group of German scientists who attempted to develop what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Mozart’s The Magic Flute Premieres (1791)

This Day in History:
Mozart’s The Magic Flute Premieres (1791)

In the final year of his life, prolific composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced the opera Die Zauberflöte—The Magic Flute—featuring a libretto by the actor Emmanuel Schikaneder. The work is considered a singspiel—an opera in German that contains spoken dialogue and is usually comic in tone. Mozart brought this form of light musical entertainment to a height of lyrical and symbolic art. The Magic Flute is said to contain what prominent Masonic elements and symbolism? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot

Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

Don’t let us rejoice in punishment, even when the hand of God alone inflicts it. The best of us are but poor wretches, just saved from shipwreck: can we feel anything but awe and pity when we see a fellow-passenger swallowed by the waves? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Sari

Article of the Day:
The Sari

Worn chiefly in India and Pakistan, a sari is a woman’s outer garment consisting of a length of lightweight cloth about 3 ft (1 m) wide and up to 30 ft (9 m) long. It is commonly worn with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head, but the way saris are draped as well as their fabrics, weaving styles, and motifs vary from region to region. What is the short-sleeved, midriff-baring blouse that is worn under the sari called? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: cut it close

Idiom of the Day:
cut it close

To do or complete something very near to its limit, especially of time. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: extenuate

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of.

Synonyms: mitigate, palliate

Usage: Let him, if he be able, justify or extenuate the shameful outrage he has offered to the dictates of truth and to the rules of fair dealing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch