Daily Archives: January 15, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/15/2020


Inspiration stemming from other places and other cultures might direct your passions to a new creative project of some kind, Taurus. Your mind is quick and resourceful and your energy high, so you’ll probably have a busy day. You could also be feeling especially romantic and sexy and desirous to share all you’ve been doing with a love partner. Arrange a hot date if you can, then make sure you look your best! Enjoy!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

This extravaganza of ice sculptures takes place from January 5 through February in the port city of Harbin, the second largest city of northeast China, located in Heilongjiang Province. The sculptures, using themes of ancient legends and stories and modern historic events, depict pavilions, temples, and mythic animals and persons. Located in Zhaolin Park, they shimmer in the sun by day, and at night are illuminated in a rainbow of colors. Theatrical events, art exhibitions, and a photo exhibition mark festival time, and wedding ceremonies are often scheduled in the ice-filled park. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Eric Henry Liddell (1902)

Today’s Birthday:
Eric Henry Liddell (1902)

Liddell was a Scottish athlete and missionary. Because of his Christian convictions, Liddell refused to run track events on Sundays, a decision that forced him to withdraw from his best event, the 100-meter sprint, during the 1924 Paris Olympics. Instead, he ran the 400 meters, winning the gold medal and breaking the existing world record. His story is depicted in the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Why is he listed in some literature as China’s first Olympic champion? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote Is Published (1605)

This Day in History:
Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote Is Published (1605)

A founding work of modern Western literature, Cervantes’s Don Quixote presents a profound picture of the divide between idealistic and realistic world views. A burlesque of chivalric romances, it was an immediate success. In 1614, a spurious Part II was published by an unidentified author who insulted Cervantes in his prologue. Offended, Cervantes responded by publishing his own Part II, which some literary critics consider superior to Part I. What is Don Quixote’s real name in the 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

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism are all very good words for the lips: especially prunes and prism. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Pontus

Article of the Day:

Pontus was an ancient region in northeast Asia Minor on the coast of the Black Sea. It became an independent kingdom with its capital at Amasia in the 4th century BCE. At the height of its influence under King Mithradates VI, it controlled all of Asia Minor. It continued expanding its borders until 66 BCE, when Mithradates was defeated by the Roman general Pompey the Great and Pontus was incorporated into the Roman Empire. What popular fruit of the rose family is thought to be native to Pontus? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: throw (some) shapes

Idiom of the Day:
throw (some) shapes

slang To dance, especially to popular music. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: friable

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder.

Synonyms: crumbly

Usage: The men disturbed the loose, friable earth of the slope … disclosing human bones already nearly uncovered by the action of water and frost.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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