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ON THIS DAY: January 17, 2017

January 17th is

Cable Car Day *

Kid Inventors’ Day *

Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

International Mentoring Day

No More Fad Diets Day

Popeye the Sailor Day * 943 more words


Lost and Found – January 17th Edition

What to remember about January 17th…

  • 1706  American inventor, statesman, printer, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • 1781  Continental Army victory at Battle of Cowpens opens door for reconquest of South Carolina by Patriot forces; Tarleton and his Legion crushed…
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"For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four?"*...

Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge..

The history of logic should be of interest to anyone with aspirations to thinking that is correct, or at least reasonable.

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17th January - On This Day In History


1706 Benjamin Franklin (US Founding Father and inventor)


2008 Bobby Fischer (chess player)

On This Day:

1852 Britain recognises the independence of the Transvaal Republic (South Africa) 37 more words

No Ordinary Resolutions

Can you believe it? We are here. It has taken me about two weeks to try to digest that 2017 is really here! Ummm…where did 2016 go?   366 more words