Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

Horoscope♉: 10/03/2019


A long-awaited vacation or move you’ve been hoping to make could finally be possible today. Before you go, there may be some paperwork to take care of. Thoughts of business advancement may play in your mind, and you might consider taking a course or two to increase your marketability and help you get closer to achieving your goals.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Festival of the Nine Imperial Gods

Today’s Holiday:
Festival of the Nine Imperial Gods

As celebrated today in Singapore, the Festival of the Nine Imperial Gods begins with a procession to a body of water. There a Taoist priest prays for the spirits of the Gods to enter an urn of burning incense. The procession then carries the urn to a temple, where worshippers can bring offerings. Outside the Tou Mu Kong temple, near Kangkar, Singapore, people are informed of the Gods’ presence by the raising of nine oil lamps dangling from a bamboo pole. On the ninth day, the urn is placed in a small boat to carry the Gods back to the heavens. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Rutherford B. Hayes (1822)

Today’s Birthday:
Rutherford B. Hayes (1822)

After fighting in the Union army in the American Civil War, Hayes served in the US House of Representatives and then as governor of Ohio. In 1876, he won the Republican nomination for president. His opponent, Samuel Tilden, won a larger popular vote, but the election was so close that a special commission had to decide the issue. It eventually ruled in Hayes’s favor. What concessions did Hayes make as part of a secret compromise reached with Southerners during the electoral dispute? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sputnik 1 Launch Begins the Space Race (1957)

This Day in History:
Sputnik 1 Launch Begins the Space Race (1957)

The first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was launched by the USSR in 1957 and spurred the dormant US space program into action, leading to an international competition popularly known as the “space race.” Explorer I, the first American satellite, was launched just months later, in January 1958. In the decade that followed, the US and the USSR launched approximately 50 space probes between them to explore the Moon. What project is said to have marked the end of the space race? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Influence, n.: In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: H.M.

Article of the Day:

Henry Molaison, better known as H.M., was an American memory disorder patient whose case played a key role in the development of theories regarding the link between brain function and memory. In 1953, after parts of his brain were removed to treat his otherwise intractable epilepsy, it was found that he was unable to form new long-term memories. He thus became the subject of numerous studies on brain function and amnesia. What did scientists learn about memory by studying: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: date with destiny

Idiom of the Day:
date with destiny

A future event, circumstance, or situation that will or could prove to be of momentous significance or importance. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: indubitable

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Too obvious to be doubted.

Synonyms: veritable, undeniable, indisputable, irrefutable, unquestionable, incontrovertible, unarguable, incontestable

Usage: In the course of the day they saw indubitable signs that the buffalo had been roaming there in great numbers.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch