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 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
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 Subject: "Big Ben" where is "Small Ben"?
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Lucille Ball (1911–1989) [Never did care for her acting.]

Catherine Hicks 68. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Child's Play.

Louise Sorel 79. Days of Our Lives, Star Trek original series, Rayna - - Requiem
for Methuselah (1969)

Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize
1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

1972 Geri Horner [Halliwell], British pop singer "Ginger Spice" (Spice Girls),
born in Watford, England

Events:

1661 The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland
(Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal

1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begins debate on the first draft
of the Constitution

1856 The Great Bell is cast in the Great Clock of Westminster (Big Ben)

1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

1964 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree (at least 4862 years old), is accidentally
cut down in Nevada, US

1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting
discrimination against minorities

1990 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions1990 UN Security Council votes
13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

1991 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web.
WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet

1996 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite
ALH84001, thought to be from Mars

2011 A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan
killing 38

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 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
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1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize
1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Duchesne
45 years lost.
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In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
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1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize
1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Duchesne
45 years lost.

Bright enough to discover that, not bright enough to let others know.
Also, article linked to has problems with citations and writing style.

Wikipedia is a great source. I argue with others at school that it should be
accepted if done professionally. I never convince others in academic circles
that is valuable. The MLA, APA, and Chicago writing guide by Hacker even lists
a way to cite a Wikipedia article. Convinces no one. That being said, the reader
has to be careful and look at the warnings about the article that are given along
with the article.
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 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
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1881 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize
1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Duchesne
45 years lost.

Bright enough to discover that, not bright enough to let others know.

The others didn’t really want to know either.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of examples of discoveries taking “too much time”
to be accepted by the established scientific community.
Either because of an argument from authority or simply because people were not
ready yet (which often reduces to an argument of authority and prejudices).


  Also, article linked to has problems with citations and writing style.

I’m just giving Wikipedia as a starting point to those who want to look into
it. The French version is a bit better.
I learned about Duchesne 15-20 years ago from a scientific journal but that’s
difficult to give as a reference as I don’t have it anymore


  Wikipedia is a great source. I argue with others at school that it should be
accepted if done professionally. I never convince others in academic circles
that is valuable. The MLA, APA, and Chicago writing guide by Hacker even lists
a way to cite a Wikipedia article. Convinces no one. That being said, the reader
has to be careful and look at the warnings about the article that are given along
with the article.

As a general rule, WP’s technical articles are generally sufficient to very good
as introductions but anything political is to be taken with a grain of salt,
the more recent the events, the bigger the grain of salt.
 Author: Thea View Messages Posted By Thea
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  1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

My 10th grade Honors English class(1964) had to do a dramatic reading to music.
My choice was "The Charge of the Light Brigade" read to the music of Leroy Anderson's
"The Phantom Regiment".
My parents had a collection of translucent blue 78 rpm records that included
the song. Unfortunately, they were lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Thea
Always An Adventure!
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In Off Topic, Thea writes:
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  1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

My 10th grade Honors English class(1964) had to do a dramatic reading to music.
My choice was "The Charge of the Light Brigade" read to the music of Leroy Anderson's
"The Phantom Regiment".
My parents had a collection of translucent blue 78 rpm records that included
the song. Unfortunately, they were lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Thea
Always An Adventure!

I had no idea you were my age. If you search on Google there is a very old recording
of the bugle that was the original bugle played signaling the charge. If I remember
only around 44 soldiers died.
John P
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  In Off Topic, Thea writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:


  1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

My 10th grade Honors English class(1964) had to do a dramatic reading to music.
My choice was "The Charge of the Light Brigade" read to the music of Leroy Anderson's
"The Phantom Regiment".
My parents had a collection of translucent blue 78 rpm records that included
the song. Unfortunately, they were lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Thea
Always An Adventure!

I had no idea you were my age. If you search on Google there is a very old recording
of the bugle that was the original bugle played signaling the charge. If I remember
only around 44 soldiers died.
John P

118 men killed, 127 wounded
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
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In Off Topic, stacey_love writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  In Off Topic, Thea writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:


  1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

My 10th grade Honors English class(1964) had to do a dramatic reading to music.
My choice was "The Charge of the Light Brigade" read to the music of Leroy Anderson's
"The Phantom Regiment".
My parents had a collection of translucent blue 78 rpm records that included
the song. Unfortunately, they were lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Thea
Always An Adventure!

I had no idea you were my age. If you search on Google there is a very old recording
of the bugle that was the original bugle played signaling the charge. If I remember
only around 44 soldiers died.
John P

118 men killed, 127 wounded

Thank you for correcting this.
John P
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In Off Topic, Thea writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:


  1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby,
Lincolnshire (d. 1892) [My favorite British poet. Charge of the Light Brigade.]

My 10th grade Honors English class(1964) had to do a dramatic reading to music.
My choice was "The Charge of the Light Brigade" read to the music of Leroy Anderson's
"The Phantom Regiment".
My parents had a collection of translucent blue 78 rpm records that included
the song. Unfortunately, they were lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Thea
Always An Adventure!

I had no idea you were my age. If you search on Google there is a very old recording
of the bugle that was the original bugle played signaling the charge. If I remember
only around 44 soldiers died.
John P