Daily Archives: December 30, 2019

Horoscope♉: 12/30/2019


Horoscope♉:
12/30/2019

Be the star of your own movie today and be proud of the role you play, Taurus. You might find yourself adopting the persona of many different characters depending on your mood of the hour. There is a special gleam in your smile today that you should share openly with others. Don’t feel rushed to get anywhere. You have already arrived. Enjoy yourself in the company of those you love.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: St. Sylvester’s Day (Madeira)


Today’s Holiday:
St. Sylvester’s Day (Madeira)

In many European countries, December 31, in addition to being New Year’s Eve, is also the observance of St. Sylvester’s Day, the feast day of Pope Sylvester (314-335). In Madeira, a group of Portuguese islands off the northwest coast of Africa, one of the world’s most impressive fireworks displays takes place on the evening of this day, which is known as the Great Festival of St. Sylvester. The noise of the fireworks resounds over the Bay of Funchal, the islands’ capital, where oceanliners make a special stop so that passengers can watch the celebrations. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Elizabeth Arden (1884)


Today’s Birthday:
Elizabeth Arden (1884)

Born in Canada as Florence Nightingale Graham, Arden moved to New York City in 1907 and under her new name opened a beauty salon. Her business became an international empire based on salons, hundreds of “scientifically formulated” beauty products, and an exclusive image—all packaged in her trademark pink. Arden made makeup acceptable to “respectable” American women, introducing them to eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick tinted to match their outfits. Who was her cosmetics rival? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Arthur Guinness Signs a 9,000-Year Lease on His Brewery (1759)


This Day in History:
Arthur Guinness Signs a 9,000-Year Lease on His Brewery (1759)

Guinness is a celebrated Irish dry stout that originated in the Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness. When Guinness acquired his brewery, he famously signed a 9,000-year lease that fixed his annual rent at 45 pounds. From 1799, the brewery produced only its distinctive, dark, creamy Guinness stout, which became known as the national beer of Ireland. In 1955, to help settle trivia disputes in pubs, the company began publishing what book? 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

He did each single thing, as if he did nothing else. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin


Article of the Day:
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Considered the father of modern conjuring, Houdin was a French magician after whom Harry Houdini named himself. Originally a clockmaker, he was celebrated for his optical illusions and mechanical devices. He was the first to use electromagnetism for his effects, and attributed his magic to natural instead of supernatural means. In 1856, he was sent to Algeria by the French government to counter the influence of the dervishes by outdoing their feats. What are some of his famous illusions? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a lean patch


Idiom of the Day:
a lean patch

A period of failure, decline, or poor performance or results. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lying-in


Word of the Day:
lying-in

Definition: (noun) Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

Synonyms: childbed, confinement, parturiency, travail, labor

Usage: After seven hours of lying-in, Carol gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Quote: Nicola Tesla describing a cell phone back in 1926


Quote: Nicola Tesla describing a cell phone back in 1926

Quote: Nicola Tesla describing a cell phone back in 1926

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Quote: This Year…


Quote: This Year...

Quote: This Year…

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Quote: John Steinback (In utter loneliness a writer…)


Quote: John Steinback (In utter loneliness a writer...)

Quote: John Steinback (In utter loneliness a writer…)

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