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ON THIS DAY: May 2, 2017

May 2nd is

Children’s Book Week *

Chocolate Truffle Day

Foster Care Day *

Life Insurance Day *

Robert’s Rules of Order Day *

World Asthma Day * 899 more words


Space Butt Joke

Happy Holi everyone! Also happy early Pi Day and the one with all the green stuff! Have an enjoyable and safe celebration of all you care to. 739 more words

Uranus Was Discovered 236-Years Ago, By British Astronomer William Herschel.

by Anura Guruge

First planet discovered by a KNOWN person. The other 6 (including Earth) had been known about since antiquity.

First planet discovered with the aid of a telescope… 62 more words

Anura Guruge

March 13th

On this day in 1781, William Herschel realised that what he initially thought was a comet was, in fact, Uranus, which he would name after the ruling monarch King George III.  118 more words

On This Day


March 13th in history:

Attorney Clarence Darrow, the defense lawyer at the Scopes “Monkey” trial, died on this date in 1938. It was exactly 13 years after the day the Tennessee House voted to ban the teaching of evolution in state schools. 77 more words

Today In History

Haydn and the Herschels

Last night I was listening to a broadcast of a concert performance of Haydn’s “Creation” on BBC Radio 3, featuring the London Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington. 415 more words

The Universe And Stuff

ON THIS DAY: January 11, 2017

January 11th is

Milk Day *

Hot Toddy Day

Thank You Day

Step in Puddle ‘n Splash Day

Human Trafficking Awareness Day *

International Parity at Work Day * 990 more words