Thursday 2 July 2015, 13:29:01

Does time loop?
2 July 1505: Martin Luther, returning to his university in Erfurt from a visit to his parents in Mansfeld, travelling on horseback and caught in a thunderstorm, is terrified to death when a lightning bolt strikes at close range; he vows to drop out of law school and become a monk.
2 July 1566: Nostradamus, French seer, dies in Salon-de-Provence at age 62.
2 July 1633: Trijntje Keever, Dutch girl alleged to have been the tallest female person in history, dies at age 17, measuring 2.54 meters.
2 July 1777: Vermont is the first American territory to abolish slavery.
2 July 1778: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French Enlightenment philosopher, dies in Ermenonville at age 66.
2 July 1796: Michael Thonet, German cabinet-maker, is born in Boppard am Rhein.
2 July 1877: Hermann Hesse, German Swiss author, is born in Calw.
2 July 1881: Recently elected American president Garfield is shot twice in the back by disgruntled campaigner Charles Guiteau, dying 80 days later of his infected wounds.
2 July 1900: The first rigid airship, Zeppelin LZ1, makes its first flight 400 metres above the Bodensee in southern Germany.
2 July 1977: Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American author, dies in Montreux in Switzerland at age 78.
2 July 1985: Giotto, the first ESA deep space mission, is launched to fly by Comet Halley.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. The leaders of the branches of this religion are like fingers of the hand of divinity, which point to the perfection of the soul. ~ Khalil Gibran, The Vision, The Voice of the Poet
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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.