Lazy Mary, You Better Get Up, We Need the Sheets for the Table

  Today is May 11th. Today in 912, Alexander began his 13th month reign as the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.  In 1833, after just over a month at sea, The Lady of the Lake hit an iceberg 250 miles of the coast of Newfoundland and sank.  Only fifteen of the estimated 275 people aboard survived. This […]

A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar

  Today is May 10th.   London, New York [etc.] Cassell and Company, Limited – Heat, an Introduction: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, author of A Guide of Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar, was born in 1810. God Save the Queen Also born on May 10th: German mathematician Wilhelm Killing in 1847; Actress Mae Murray in 1885; Fred Astaire in 1899, and […]

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