Daily Archives: March 13, 2020

Horoscope♉: 03/13/2020


Some interesting information could come to you from another state or country, Taurus. This could induce some pretty deep thinking, leading to decisions that could alter the course of your life in some way. You might be considering returning to school to advance your education. Your mood today should be optimistic and positive. You could be full of utopian schemes for the future. Wait a few days and then start to make definite plans.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Johann Strauss I (1804)

Today’s Birthday:
Johann Strauss I (1804)

Tragically orphaned at the age of 12, Strauss was apprenticed to a bookbinder but studied violin on the side. After completing his apprenticeship, he performed in string quartets around Vienna before deciding to start his own band and write his own music. He enjoyed much professional success, but his family life was tempestuous. He forbade his children to study music, but they did anyway, with Johann II eventually overshadowing him. In 1849, he died after contracting scarlet fever from whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin Awarded Patent (1794)

This Day in History:
Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin Awarded Patent (1794)

By the end of the 18th century, the mechanization of fabric production in England had created a huge demand for US cotton, but cotton production was hampered by the large amount of manual labor required to remove the sticky seeds from the raw fiber. Whitney’s cotton gin solved this problem, performing the work mechanically and quickly. Cotton production in the US skyrocketed, as did the slave population—which quadrupled by 1850. Why was Whitney unable to profit from his invention? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Estates-General of 1789

Article of the Day:
The Estates-General of 1789

The Estates-General was a legislative assembly made up of the three classes of French subjects—clergy, nobility, and commoners. King Louis XVI summoned them in 1789 to solve the financial crisis facing his government. However, rather than pass his proposed fiscal reforms, they began airing their many grievances, chiefly their frustrations with the voting process. In an act that kindled the French Revolution, members of the third estate then formed an assembly of their own and vowed to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: confound

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.

Synonyms: befuddle, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, throw

Usage: For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch