Sunday 4 December 2016, 03:53:44

Does time loop?
4 December 749: John of Damascus, Syrian polymath, dies at the Mar Saba monastery near Jerusalem, aged around 73.
4 December 1563: The Council of Trent closes after eight years of discussion and ten years of delay with a condemnation of Protestantism.
4 December 1639: English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks makes the first scientific observation of a transit of Venus in Europe from his home at Carr House in Much Hoole near Preston.
4 December 1795: Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer, is born in Ecclefechan.
4 December 1875: Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet, is born in Prague.
4 December 1892: Francisco Franco, Spanish general and head of state, is born in Ferrol, Galicia.
4 December 1972: The Pioneer 10 spacecraft reaches Jupiter.
4 December 1976: Benjamin Britten, English composer, dies at his house in Aldeburgh, aged 63.
Mortgaging our future at the rate of $1.5 billion a week and financing our great Army and Marine Corps with supplemental legislation must stop. ~ John Batiste, US Major General, commander of the First Infantry Division of the United States Army in Iraq, declined a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General, retired
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4umi user made info         Painting by Raphael, La Scuola di Atene or The School of Athens, 1509-1511, fresco on the wall in the Palazzo Apostolico in the Vatican, 7.7×5.0 m.