Friday 23 February 2018, 00:33:59

Does time loop?
23 February 1306: Dominican friar Giordano da Pisa, lector in the church of Santa Maria Novella at Rieti in central Italy, delivers a sermon, saying “It is not yet twenty years since there was found the art of making eyeglasses, which make for good vision... I saw the one who first discovered and practiced it, and I spoke with him” in the first preserved mention of corrective eyeglasses.
23 February 1669: In a letter to the Secretary of the Royal Society Isaac Newton first writes about his invention of the reflecting telescope.
23 February 1685: Georg Friedrich Händel, German-British Baroque composer, is born in Halle an der Saale in what is now a museum of musical instruments.
23 February 1679: Jan Steen, Dutch painter, is buried in Leiden aged around 53.
23 February 1848: The French Guizot cabinet resignes; upon hearing the news a crowd pushes into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; fifty two people die after a guard accidentely fires the first shot, turning Paris into a battle zone; king Louis Philippe abdicates and flees to Holland.
23 February 1855: Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, dies in Göttingen at age 77.
23 February 1892: German engineer Diesel patents the prototype of a diesel engine.
23 February 1987: The first supernova visible to the naked eye since 1604 occurs in the Large Magellanic Cloud, reaching its maximum brightness in May.
23 February 1997: Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned a mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly.
23 February 1987: Andy Warhol, American pop artist, dies in New York at age 58.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~ Albert Camus
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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.