A strong desire to bring more of the fantasy realm into your own reality spurs your actions today, Taurus. You could discover that there is an intense desire to bring a sense of the obscure to the normal, everyday realm. You want to show people that life really is just one big comedy act. Encourage others to not take life so seriously. Be creative in your approach to helping people lighten up.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
The people of Myanmar celebrate their local pagodas or temples on the full moon day in the month of Tabaung (February-March in the Gregorian calendar). The largest celebration is held at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar. Visitors to the pagoda take the opportunity to make offerings and to pray. This ancient temple, which is more than 2,500 years old, is 300 feet tall and has a dome covered in gold and precious jewels. The dome, with its two tons of gold and more than 5,000 diamonds, glitters so brightly that it can often be seen by airplanes flying overhead. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Today’s Birthday: Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (1844)
Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer. He began studying the violin with his bandmaster father at age five, and at his first public concert at age eight, he impressed a wealthy patron and was sent to study in Madrid. There, Queen Isabel II gave him the Stradivarius violin that he would play for the rest of his life. He made his Paris debut in 1860 and commenced touring the world. He wrote scores of brilliant virtuoso works, some of which are still played today. Where are his violins now? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History: French Foreign Legion Founded (1831)
The French Foreign Legion is a unit of the French Army largely composed of foreigners and commanded by French officers. It was created by King Louis Phillipe in 1831 to keep potential dissidents busy fighting for France rather than against it. Because enlistment historically required no official identification, many criminals joined under assumed names to hide their unsavory backgrounds. What are the two ways foreign-born legionnaires can earn the right to apply for French citizenship? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Born around 330 CE in what is now Turkey, St. Gregory was a professor of rhetoric, a priest and bishop, and a defender of orthodoxy. He was prominent in the First Council of Constantinople and became a leading defender of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. His most important theological writing was his Oratio catechetica, a classic outline of Orthodox theology, but a handful of his letters also survive. Which of St. Gregory’s relatives are also saints? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
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