Daily Archives: January 1, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/01/2020


Your energy and enthusiasm for life should be operating at a very high level today, Taurus. You may therefore want to get together with some of your friends, and might even organize an impromptu social event of some kind. Exciting news and stimulating conversation should keep your mind busy for a long time. At some point you’ll want to work off some of that physical energy, perhaps by taking a brisk walk or another kind of workout. Enjoy your day.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Haiti Ancestors’ Day

Today’s Holiday:
Haiti Ancestors’ Day

In Haiti, the Independence Day festivities that occur on the first day of the year continue into the second with Jour des Aieux (Ancestors’ Day), an occasion for remembering the founders of Haiti and those who sacrificed their lives during the revolution of the early 19th century. A large meal often accompanies the day’s festivities, and military processions may also take place on Ancestors’ Day. In years past, particularly during the reign of President François Duvalier (1971-1986), the executive leader used this day to deliver radio and television speeches to the nation. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ernst Barlach (1870)

Today’s Birthday:
Ernst Barlach (1870)

Barlach was an outstanding German expressionist sculptor, graphic artist, and writer. Through the power of his simple, angular, and compact forms, he communicated intense emotion and compassion. From clay modeling he turned to wood carving and woodcutting, which imbued his work with a rough-hewn quality. He achieved fame in the 1920s and 30s with the execution of several war memorials for the Weimar Republic. Why were many of Barlach’s works destroyed or confiscated as “degenerate art”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Second “Palmer Raid” Takes Place (1920)

This Day in History:
Second “Palmer Raid” Takes Place (1920)

During the “Red Scare” that followed World War I, US Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer attempted to deport political radicals, dissidents, and aliens in the notorious “Palmer Raids.” The first raid took place in late 1919. The second series of raids began in January 1920. In total, some 3,000 allegedly subversive aliens were rounded up for deportation. A few hundred were deported, but the vast majority were released. The raids were preceded by bombings targeting what officials? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: L. Frank Baum

Quote of the Day:
L. Frank Baum

Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Fresnel Lens

Article of the Day:
Fresnel Lens

A Fresnel lens is a thin optical lens that has the properties of much thicker and heavier lenses. It consists of concentric rings of segmental lenses that bend and magnify light rays, creating a single, concentrated beam of light. This design allows the lens to capture more oblique light from a light source than conventional lenses, making its beam visible across greater distances. The light from the first Fresnel lens, placed in a lighthouse in 1823, could be seen from how far away? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a rough patch

Idiom of the Day:
a rough patch

A period of trouble, difficulty, or hardship. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: enkindle

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).

Synonyms: arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, fire, raise

Usage: Melissa’s coy smile enkindled the hopes of the young man seeking her favor.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Louis Armstrong “Cabaret” 1966″ on YouTube

Habits to help you prosper

Habits to help you prosper

Habits to help you prosper


Watch “George Enescu Ciocarlia Tezaur folcloric) – HQ” on YouTube

Watch “George Enescu Ciocarlia Tezaur folcloric) – HQ” on YouTube

Watch “Doină de jale – Ciocârlia / Sad Song – The Lark” on YouTube

Watch “Bartók: Hungarian and Romanian Dances” on YouTube

Watch “Top 65 Classical Music Masterpieces Everyone Knows, But Not Everybody Knows Their Titles” on YouTube

Watch “Ennio Morricone – For love one can die” on YouTube

Watch “Bredřch Smetana – Die Moldau (from “Ma Vlast”/My Fatherland) Karajan Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra” on YouTube

Watch “Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, Op 14 – Jansons” on YouTube

Watch “Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique – Dream Of A Witches Sabbath” on YouTube

Watch “Victor Borge – “Page-turner”” on YouTube

Watch “The Typewriter (a concerto for orchestra and solo typewriter)” on YouTube

Watch “Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse macabre Op.40” on YouTube

Watch “Mozart – Sleigh Ride” on YouTube

Watch “”Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson & His Pops Concert Orchestra” on YouTube

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! Watch “HERBERT VON KARAJAN (2/2) – Vienna Philharmonic Radetzky March New Year Concert 1987” on YouTube