Thursday 17 August 2017, 00:43:24

Does time loop?
17 August 1427: The first group of Romani gypsies visiting Paris is reported.
17 August 1560: The Roman Catholic Church is overthrown and Protestantism is established as the national religion in Scotland.
17 August 1601: Pierre de Fermat, Basque-French lawyer and mathematician, is born in Beaumont-de-Lomagne, his 15th century childhood home now housing a museum.
17 August 1807: Robert Fulton's first American steamboat leaves New York for Albany on the Hudson River as the world's first commercial steamboat service.
17 August 1876: The Wagner opera “Götterdämmerung” is premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus as part of the first complete performance of the Ring des Nibelungen opera series series.
17 August 1945: George Orwell's novel “Animal Farm” is published in the United Kingdom.
17 August 1945: Sukarno declares Indonesia's independence from Dutch colonial rule.
17 August 1959: The all time best selling jazz record “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis is released in the Unites States.
17 August 1960: The former colony Gabon gains independence from France.
Cars: horse power in hands of donkeys. ~ Karel Jonckheere, Flemish poet (1906-1993)
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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.