Daily Archives: October 7, 2019

Horoscope♉: 10/07/2019


Something may get your dander up today. There are hot tempers and strong opinions right and left. Try to see the big picture. You’ll seek extra attention from others, especially when it comes to your needs and emotions. People will be irritable, but arguing will only make the situation worse. Give everyone some time and you’ll find that many issues work themselves out.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Cranberry Day Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Cranberry Day Festival

Wampanoag Indians on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, celebrate Cranberry Day, their most significant annual holiday, on the second Tuesday in October. In earlier times this festival lasted several days as people harvested the cranberries and used them in festive dishes. These days, children get the day off from school to join the day’s activities, which include picking cranberries, a lunchtime bonfire during which stories of previous Cranberry Days and other community legends are told, and a celebration in the evening with dancing, singing, and a huge potluck meal. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Harriet Taylor Mill (1807)

Today’s Birthday:
Harriet Taylor Mill (1807)

Harriet Taylor Mill was a philosopher and women’s rights advocate who is largely remembered for the influence she had on her second husband, John Stuart Mill, one of the preeminent thinkers of the 19th century. The two met while Harriet was still married. Two years after her first husband died, Harriet and John married following a 20-year friendship. She read and commented on all of his material, and he considered her an equal collaborator. What essays did Harriet write during their marriage? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: San Marino Adopts Its Constitution (1600)

This Day in History:
San Marino Adopts Its Constitution (1600)

Occupying just 24 sq mi (62 sq km), San Marino is the world’s smallest republic and, having enacted a constitution in 1600, perhaps Europe’s oldest existing republic. According to tradition, St. Marinus, a Christian stonecutter, took refuge in the 4th century on Mount Titano, and the community of San Marino was soon formed. Because of its relatively inaccessible location, it has since maintained its independence with only a few brief interruptions. Who did San Marino harbor during WWII? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen

Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: White Elephants

Article of the Day:
White Elephants

A “white elephant” is an expensive possession that is a financial burden to maintain. The expression derives from Southeast Asian monarchs’ practice of making gifts of rare albino elephants, which, although sacred in South Asia and a sign of the ruler’s favor, were very expensive to keep and could not be sold or used for work. White elephants were thus both a blessing and a curse. According to tradition, what role did a white elephant play in the birth of the Buddha? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: dealbreaker

Idiom of the Day:

A specific issue or thing that will cause an agreement, deal, or relationship to fail or be terminated. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: horologist

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Someone who makes or repairs watches.

Synonyms: watchmaker

Usage: My neighbor, Paula, is an amateur horologist, so she may be able to figure out why your watch has stopped.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch