Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/06/2020


Horoscope♉:
02/06/2020

Today may bring a keen sense of empathy and understanding, Taurus. With this, verbal communication is also more likely to be effective. Consider seizing this energy by making a point of talking through any problems or issues you have with those in your life. If they don’t live with you, see about driving over to visit them or calling them up to work things out. If there isn’t anything pressing, see about expressing your affection for those closest to you by telling them straight out what they mean to you.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Grenada Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Grenada Independence Day

This is a national holiday commemorating Grenada’s independence from Britain on this day in 1974. Britain had held the island since the 18th century, when France ceded it under the Treaty of Paris. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (1867)


Today’s Birthday:
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (1867)

Wilder was the American author of a classic series of children’s books based on her childhood. Born in Wisconsin after the Civil War, she traveled with her pioneer family throughout the Midwest by covered wagon for years before settling in the Dakota Territory. As a farmer and mother she struggled for years. Her first novel, Little House in the Big Woods was not published until 1932, when she was 65. How many of her books, which spawned a popular TV show, were published after her death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Émile Zola Is Put on Trial for Publishing “J’Accuse” (1898)


This Day in History:
Émile Zola Is Put on Trial for Publishing “J’Accuse” (1898)

A Jewish officer in the French army, Alfred Dreyfus was falsely convicted of treason in 1894. When officers discovered that the evidence against Dreyfus was false—and that he was most likely a victim of anti-Semitism—they covered it up. Writer Émile Zola exposed the scandal by publishing in a newspaper an open letter titled “J’accuse.” Zola was tried and convicted of criminal libel but fled the country, which was divided by the scandal. What happened to Dreyfus and Zola? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Friendless, adj.: Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Vestal Virgins


Article of the Day:
Vestal Virgins

The Vestal Virgins were a revered and privileged group of Roman priestesses. They maintained the sacred fire of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth, collected water from a sacred spring, and cared for sacred objects in the temple’s sanctuary. The six priestesses were selected as children for 30 years of service, during which time they had to remain virgins. Their well-being and chastity were considered essential to the security of Rome. What was done to a Vestal who broke her vow of chastity? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: grand poobah


Idiom of the Day:
grand poobah

The most important or powerful person in a group, organization, business, or movement (e.g., the boss, leader, etc.). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: foment


Word of the Day:
foment

Definition: (verb) Try to stir up public opinion.

Synonyms: agitate, stir up

Usage: They accused him of trying to foment a revolution and threw him in jail for treason.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote: “In America, we celebrate faith, we cherish religion, we lift our voices in prayer…” (President Donald Trump)


Quote:

Quote: “In America, we celebrate faith, we cherish religion, we lift our voices in prayer…” (President Donald Trump)

Socialism destroys nations, but always remember freedom unifies the soul (President Donald Trump)


Socialism destroys nations, but always remember freedom unifies the soul (President Donald Trump)

Socialism destroys nations, but always remember freedom unifies the soul (President Donald Trump)