Daily Post, 29th Nov, 2013

Quote of the day :

The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live.
~ Attributed to a Native American proverb

Pic of the day :

Pelican men. Red, stop, green walk

Tube of the day :

A Cat’s Guide To Taking Care Of Your Human :

On this day…

Born today :

  • Author, C.S. Lewis
  • Actor, Don Cheadle
  • Author Louisa May Alcott
  • Mathematician and physicist, Christian Doppler
  • Comedian, Garry Shandling
  • English blues singer, guitarist, songwriter John Mayall (OBE)
  • Composer, Peter Hansel
  • Inventor, Ambrose Fleming
  • French politician, Jacques Chirac
  • Actress, Anna Faris

Elsewhere in history today:

Science note: in 1775 Sir James Jay invented invisible ink.

Education and students and teachers alike might like to note that it was only in 1870 that compulsory education was proclaimed in England.

A few years to the day later in the US, in 1877 to be precise, Thomas Edison demonstrated the hand-cranked phonograph.

In the field of medicine, in 1944, John Hopkins hospital performed the first open heart surgery.

Returning to music and the year 1963, nearly a century after Edison played a tune on his phonograph, The Beatles record "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (mentioned here yesterday) was released, clocking up over a million sales in the UK alone.

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