30th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1865 Rudyard Kipling (author – Jungle Book)

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Died:

1970 Sonny Liston (boxer)

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On This Day:

1947 Romania declared a republic

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Have a good Sunday, 30th December

A Spider Sewed At Night

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A Spider sewed at Night
Without a Light
Upon an Arc of White.

If Ruff it was of Dame
Or Shroud of Gnome
Himself himself inform.

Of Immortality
His Strategy
Was Physiognomy.

 

– Emily Dickinson

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29th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1972 Jude Law (actor – The Talented Mr Ripley)

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Died:

2012 Tony Greig (England cricket captain and commentator)

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On This Day:

1845 Texas admitted as the 28th State of the USA

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Have a good Saturday, 29th December

I Thought The Train Would Never Come

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I thought the Train would never come –
How slow the whistle sang –
I don’t believe a peevish Bird
So whimpered for the Spring –
I taught my Heart a hundred times
Precisely what to say –
Provoking Lover, when you came
Its Treatise flew away
To hide my strategy too late
To wiser be too soon –
For miseries so halcyon
The happiness atone –

 

– Emily Dickinson

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28th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Denzel Washington (actor – St Elsewhere)

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Died:

1734 Rob Roy (Scottish hero)

unknown artist; Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734)

 

On This Day:

1846 Iowa becomes the 29th State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 28th December

The Reticent Volcano Keeps

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The reticent volcano keeps
His never slumbering plan –
Confided are his projects pink
To no precarious man.

If nature will not tell the tale
Jehovah told to her
Can human nature not survive
Without a listener?

Admonished by her buckled lips
Let every babbler be
The only secret people keep
Is Immortality.

 

– Emily Dickinson

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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (invented pasteurization) 

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Died:

2016 Carrie Fisher (actress – Star Wars)

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On This Day:

1943 The Scharnhorst (German battleship) sinks in the Barents Sea

2. Weltkrieg, Seekrieg, Marine Deutschland: Schlachtschiff 'Scharnhorst' auf See. 1943Gemaelde (Gouache) von O. Rahardt 2010

 

Have a good Thursday, 27th December