Daily Archives: February 16, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/16/2020


Studying some paperwork involving your finances could bring a pleasant surprise. You’re better off than you thought, Taurus! Dividends or benefits of some kind might be forthcoming. You could decide to treat yourself, buy some gifts for your family, or perhaps do some work on your home. Do take care to avoid impulse buying, and don’t go crazy spending. You don’t want your funds to disappear as quickly as they came!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Fornacalia

Today’s Holiday:

The Fornacalia, or Feast of Ovens, was designed to benefit the ovens (fornices) that parched grain and was held to placate the goddess Fornix, who presided over them. It lasted a week, during which each household made an offering of far, flour of the oldest kind of Italian wheat, served in the form of cakes. According to Ovid, those who were uncertain which curia, or tribal divisions of Rome, they belonged to ended up observing this festival on February 17 instead of on the proper day. At this time a general offering of cakes was made by the whole community. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (1930)

Today’s Birthday:
Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (1930)

Born in London, Rendell became an author of murder mysteries and psychological thrillers in the 1960s. She has since published dozens of award-winning novels—many featuring her Chief Inspector Wexford—and has been recognized for her sharp prose and psychological insight by both critics and audiences. Originally a journalist, Rendell was fired after writing about a society dinner she did not attend. What notable misfortune, which was absent from Rendell’s article, befell the speaker of the event? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Issue of Newsweek Magazine Is Published (1933)

This Day in History:
First Issue of Newsweek Magazine Is Published (1933)

Originally News-Week, the magazine debuted 10 years after Time, for which Newsweek founder Thomas J.C. Martyn had been an editor. It evolved into a full spectrum of news material, from breaking news and analysis to reviews and commentary. In 1961, it was purchased by Philip Graham, publisher of The Washington Post. In 2010, it was sold for $1 to American businessman Sidney Harman. Today, Newsweek is the second largest newsweekly in the US. What is the largest? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde

Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Kirishitan

Article of the Day:

The Kirishitan were Japanese converts to Catholicism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Missionary activity began in Japan soon after Portuguese shipping arrived in 1543. By the end of the century, the Japanese Christian community had grown to about 300,000—the largest non-European Christian community in the world. In 1614, Christianity was banned. Despite the threat of execution, some Kirishitan maintained their religion in secret. What tactic did the government use to expose suspected Christians? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: half-pint

Idiom of the Day:

Any small, weak, and/or insignificant person. Alludes to a pint, a unit of liquid measurement. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: vilipend

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Belittle.

Synonyms: deprecate

Usage: In my culture, men commonly vilipend women and treat them as second-class citizens.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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