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Workaholics Day

continuing in my week long attempt at sloth . . . . btw the kittens now have a new tripled decker home – but surprisingly still no self cleaning litter box 8(1687 – Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. can you hear me now? • UPI reports authors are now going around their publishers […]

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Fête du Canada

1858 – The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society. birthday boy• 1869 – William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)• 1899 – Indiana Jones’s birthday.birthday gal • 1804 – George Sand, French writer (d. 1876)helpful hint • When you don’t have a bonefolder at hand […]

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Camera Day

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.full o’info • cool tools blog has a nifty post on digital library cards and cheap access to the digital librarys.birthday boy • 1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and writer (d. 1944) essay • NPR’s James Marcus gives us a review of […]

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National Chocolate Eclair Day*

this is getting wierd, every computer i have touched in 3 days has crashed. it’s kinda terrifying. 1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe. 1978 – Charon, a satellite of the planet Pluto, is discovered.birthday […]

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Penny Day

birthday boy • 1891 – Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974) birthday girl • 1910 – Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952) A Webley Mark VI revolver carried at the Battle of the Somme by JRR Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, is to go on display next […]

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