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
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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.