Daily Archives: December 3, 2019

Horoscope♉: 12/03/2019


Horoscope♉:
12/03/2019

Whatever you do, infuse it with passion. You tend to overanalyze things when you should follow your intuition. You know in your heart which way to proceed and how to treat the people around you. Don’t try to force the situation or manipulate it into something it isn’t. This is a wonderful day. You have a chance to share yourself with others. Receive the love and understanding you deserve.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak


Today’s Holiday:
Pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak

A footprint preserved in stone is a sacred site at the top of a mountain in Dalhousie, Sri Lanka. Depending on one’s religious tradition, the footprint belongs to Adam (Muslim), the Buddha, St. Thomas (Christian), or Lord Shiva (Hindu). Pilgrims have made the climb for over 1,000 years to the summit of Adam’s Peak. Though the terrain is rugged, many pilgrims make the ascent by the light of lanterns so they can arrive at the break of dawn and catch a spectacular view of the western coastline. According to local tradition, a woman who reaches the top will be reincarnated as a man. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Samuel Butler (1835)


Today’s Birthday:
Samuel Butler (1835)

Butler was a British novelist and critic. Descended from clergymen, he grappled for years with Christianity and evolution in his writings, first embracing, then rejecting, Charles Darwin’s theories. He is best known for his autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh. During his lifetime, his reputation rested on the utopian satire Erewhon (1872), which foreshadowed the end of the Victorian illusion of eternal progress. What prediction did Butler make about human evolution? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Edition of the Los Angeles Times Is Published (1881)


This Day in History:
First Edition of the Los Angeles Times Is Published (1881)

Established in 1881, the Los Angeles Times was purchased and incorporated in 1884 by Harrison Gray Otis. The newspaper prospered and became an influential force in conservative politics in California. Long dominated by the Chandler family, beginning with Otis’s son-in-law Harry Chandler, it developed into a model of balanced and comprehensive journalism in the 1960s, with Otis Chandler at the helm, and came to be seen as one of the world’s top papers. Why were its offices bombed in 1910? 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

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Business Plot


Article of the Day:
The Business Plot

In 1933, retired US Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed that business tycoons were plotting to use a veterans’ organization to overthrow President Franklin D Roosevelt and install a fascist dictator. The media ridiculed the claim, but a congressional committee concluded that his allegations were credible. Although historians question whether a coup was close to execution, most agree that a political conspiracy was at least contemplated. What businessmen were implicated in the plot? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: affable personality


Idiom of the Day:
affable personality

A personality that is friendly, approachable, sociable, amicable, and/or likeable. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lettered


Word of the Day:
lettered

Definition: (adjective) Highly educated; having extensive information or understanding.

Synonyms: knowledgeable, well-read, learned

Usage: They are few in number, but it is a choice audience, a lettered audience.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 12/03/2019


Horoscope♉:
12/03/2019

Whatever you do, infuse it with passion. You tend to overanalyze things when you should follow your intuition. You know in your heart which way to proceed and how to treat the people around you. Don’t try to force the situation or manipulate it into something it isn’t. This is a wonderful day. You have a chance to share yourself with others. Receive the love and understanding you deserve.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Blowing the Midwinter Horn


Today’s Holiday:
Blowing the Midwinter Horn

The custom of Midwinterhoorn Blazen in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, is believed to have originated more than 2,000 years ago. The local farmers make their winter horns out of pieces of birch wood, and they produce a piercing wail that carries for miles over the frozen countryside. Although in pagan times the blowing of the horns was thought to rid the earth of evil spirits, today the horns announce the coming of Christ. In Oldenzaal, a special melody composed by the area’s champion hornblower is played beginning at dawn on Advent Eve and continuing until Three Kings’ Day (Epiphany). More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: George Brinton McClellan (1826)


Today’s Birthday:
George Brinton McClellan (1826)

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, McClellan was placed in command of the Union forces in Ohio. Appointed general-in-chief of the army by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861, he cautiously conducted the Peninsular Campaign but failed to take Richmond. At the Battle of Antietam, he failed to destroy Robert E. Lee’s army, and Lincoln removed him from command. In 1864, he was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president against Lincoln. What did Lee once say about McClellan? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Illinois Becomes the 21st US State (1818)


This Day in History:
Illinois Becomes the 21st US State (1818)

At the end the French and Indian Wars, France ceded the entire Illinois region to Britain. This region was an integral part of the Old Northwest that was brought within US boundaries 20 years later by the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution. In 1787, the area was officially designated the Northwest Territory. Made part of Indiana Territory in 1800, Illinois was granted statehood in 1818. In recent years, Illinois has earned recognition for being what sort of state? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Darwin


Quote of the Day:
Charles Darwin

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough


Article of the Day:
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

Sarah Churchill was one of the most influential women in British history. A childhood friend of Queen Anne, she served as a lady of the bedchamber after Anne’s marriage, and when Anne acceded to the throne in 1702, Sarah enjoyed great favor at court along with her husband, the duke of Marlborough. She was a strong-willed woman and her influence grew until her Whig sympathies alienated Anne, who dismissed her in 1711. Who are a few of her famous descendents? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: advanced in years


Idiom of the Day:
advanced in years

Of an older age. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: penitent


Word of the Day:
penitent

Definition: (adjective) Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds.

Synonyms: repentant

Usage: She now presented herself, with an elaborate apology, and with the nearest approach to a penitent expression of which her face was capable.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch