Saturday, March 15, 2008

beware of the middle of the month

the ides of march. despite the fame that the ides of march get after that unfortunate incident with julius caesar in 44 bc, every month has an ides. it's just a fancy schmancy way of saying the middle of the month.

todays list is what's happened on the ides of each month -

  1. 15 march - hp lovecraft dies in 1937
  2. 15 april - the founder of sikhism, guru nank dev is born in 1469
  3. 15 may - musician producer bian eno is born in 1949
  4. 15 june - arkansas (pronounced arkhansaw) becomes the 25 state in american in 1836.
  5. 15 july - st vladami the great day.
  6. 15 aug ust - cook, author and first tv culinary personality julia child is born in 1912;
  7. 15 september - sir alexander flemming notices a bacteria-eating mold (penicillin) growing in his laboratory.
  8. 15 october - nasa's galelei spaceprobe cruises withing 112 miles of io - one of jupiter's moons.
  9. 15 november - the national broadacsting corporarion radio network (or nbc as we know it today) starts wtih 24 stations in 1926.
  10. 15 december - walt disney dies in 1966 before his head is frozen.
  11. 15 january - the free wiki content, wikipedia, goes on line in 2001 and revolutionizes the way people get and share information.
  12. 15 february - creator of jeff and akbar cartoonist matt gorening is born in 1954.

1 Comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

The August ides are my favorite.

4:13 PM, March 16, 2008  

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