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Ian

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Special Days
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:11:24 AM »
A topic to mention specific days and their relevance to us all
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 07:12:16 AM »
Today is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the earliest known instance of a Ryanair flight
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Re: Special Days
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 05:07:22 PM »
One of michael's ideas, that thankfully didn't take off............... ;)

Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 08:20:54 AM »
International Migrants Day, the day in 1892 when Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite was first performed and the day in 1957 when the world's first full scale nuclear power plant began to generate electricity in Pennsylvania
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 08:43:20 AM »
Today's the 175th Anniversary of Dickens' Christmas Carol publication date.
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
Winter solstice day.  The day we're almost at our closest to the Sun.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 12:53:44 PM »
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Winter solstice day.  The day we're almost at our closest to the Sun.

From a southern point of view  ;)




Ian

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 09:37:03 AM »
Festival Of Winter Walks day and the day in 1888 when Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear with a razor, after an argument with Gauguin
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 08:44:59 AM »
New Year's Eve - have a good one, folks.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 10:47:14 PM »
Why do people in Wales celebrate Saint Dwynwen's day?       25th January


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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 09:30:07 AM »
It's also Australia Day - a day to think about our friends suffering in what must be an unbearable heatwave and - worryingly - in the South, too.
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Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.