Daily Archives: February 24, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/24/2020


Disappointment in a prominent public figure you’ve always admired could cause an ethical crisis today, Taurus. You might find yourself doubting beliefs and values that you’ve accepted without question for most of your life. Bear in mind that this is actually a healthy process. By tomorrow you’ll probably have made peace with yourself, and should have done some growing up in the meantime. Hang in there!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Bräuteln

Today’s Holiday:

The Wooing a Bride Ceremony in Sigmaringen, Germany, is part of a Carnival custom that dates back to 1648, during which the lucky bachelor was carried at the head of a colorful procession around the town square. Today the custom continues. On Shrove Tuesday any man who has married in the last year, who has just moved into town with his wife, or who has arrived at the 25th or 50th anniversary of his marriage is invited to be brautelt. Heralds dressed in traditional costumes carry the men around the town pump to the accompaniment of drummers and pipers. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Robert Larimore “Bobby” Riggs (1918)

Today’s Birthday:
Robert Larimore “Bobby” Riggs (1918)

Riggs began playing tennis at the age of 11, won Wimbledon when he was 21, and became one of the top-rated male tennis players of the 1940s. He retired in the early 1950s and was largely forgotten until 1973, when he proclaimed men superior to women in athletics and came out of retirement to challenge two of the top female tennis players in the world. After beating Margaret Court, he played Billie Jean King in one of the most famous tennis events of all time, “The Battle of the Sexes.” Who won? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Samuel Colt Issued Patent for His Revolving Gun (1836)

This Day in History:
Samuel Colt Issued Patent for His Revolving Gun (1836)

Colt did not invent the revolver, but his design was the first practical, working version of one, and he developed assembly-line techniques that drove down manufacturing costs. Even so, securing funding for his novel production system proved difficult, and his fledgling company struggled and eventually folded. He then turned to work on underwater mines and telegraph lines. In 1847, Colt reestablished his gun manufacturing business after what famous lawman placed an order for 1,000 revolvers? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Courtly Love

Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Courtly Love

Article of the Day:
Courtly Love

Courtly love was a medieval European philosophy of nobly and chivalrously expressing one’s love for a noblewoman, who was often married to another. This form of adulterous, romantic love arose in part because upper-class marriages at the time were generally arranged for economic or political purposes. Its exact origins are obscure, but its literary origins are traceable to the works of Ovid and the troubadours, whose songs bore Middle Eastern ideas about love. Who else wrote about courtly love? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: make capital out of (something)

Idiom of the Day:
make capital out of (something)

To use something to one’s advantage or profit. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: storyteller

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Someone who tells lies.

Synonyms: fabricator, fibber

Usage: Ms. Jordan is a veteran teacher, so she has no patience for storytellers who try to weasel out of her assignments with fanciful excuses.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Franz Schubert Four Impromptus, D 899, Op 90” on YouTube