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Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

We have now reached the period of history that the majority of people automatically think of when the hear or read the name, The Renaissance. The majority probably also think, when the hear the term, of a period in European art history, often called the Italian Renaissance, doing which the great artists Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael […]

Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus

Sketches of Superstitions, Saturday, February 15, 1840, pp.30-31. — Random Scottish History (Reblog)

[Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal Contents] SKETCHES OF SUPERSTITIONS. THE DRUIDS.    INTERESTING as are the ancient superstitions and theological fables of Scandinavia, a notice of which formed the subject of the last paper in this series, British readers cannot but feel a still greater interest in the history of Druidism, the superstition which flourished peculiarly among […]

Sketches of Superstitions, Saturday, February 15, 1840, pp.30-31. — Random Scottish History

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #354: ” You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt. February 15, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt Record Company-Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Clint Ballard Jr Time: 3:44 B-side” “I Can’t Help It [If I’m Still In Love With You} Album-Heart Like A Wheel Grade: […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife

31 of the Most Famous Child Prodigies in History — 24/7 Wall St. (Reblog)

A prodigy is a child younger than 10 years old who shows astounding proficiency in one or more artistic or academic fields. These remarkable youngsters have inspired wonder and awe. And at certain times in our history they did not receive the respect they deserved.  24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of 31 famous child […]

31 of the Most Famous Child Prodigies in History — 24/7 Wall St.

Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News (Reblog)

A senior official of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym FIDE, once noted that perhaps the game of chess was devised by aliens. I laughed. How ridiculous! The moment passed. However, as I widened my listening and reading skills, the thought that chess was alien oriented did not seem so far-fetched after […]

Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News

THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS-#10: “IMAGINE”- JOHN LENNON — slicethelife (Reblog)

The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #10: “Imagine”- John Lennon. “Imagine” may be the most famous song that John Lennon wrote- including songs he wrote for The Beatles. It’s like “Yesterday” is for Paul McCartney. It’s hard to believe that this didn’t get to #1 it peaked at #2. It was the best selling single […]

THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS-#10: “IMAGINE”- JOHN LENNON — slicethelife

The man who printed the world of plants — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) is justifiably famous for having produced the world’s first modern atlas, that is a bound, printed, uniform collection of maps, his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Ortelius was a wealthy businessman and paid for the publication of his Theatrum out of his own pocket, but he was not a printer and had to employ […]

The man who printed the world of plants — The Renaissance Mathematicus

January 19, 1524 — Today’s Luther (Reblog)

Martin Luther writes to Lambert Thorn, an Augustinian monk, in the Netherlands. Thorn (or von Thorn) was probably the third of the trio of Augustinians who had been arrested at Antwerp and tried for heresy. The other two, Heinrich Voes (or Vos) and Johann Esch (or van den Esschen), had been burned at Brussels. Thorn […]

January 19, 1524 — Today’s Luther

ARTICLE ABOUT Hawkwind FROM New Musical Express, January 16, 1971 — My Things – Music history for those who are able to read. (Reblog)

You have to give this band a LOT of credit for sticking to their guns. No – they never became a “trendy” band, but just for that reason alone you need to check them out! There are some good stuff among their huge musical output. Read on! Hawkwind – music more important than money By […]

ARTICLE ABOUT Hawkwind FROM New Musical Express, January 16, 1971 — My Things – Music history for those who are able to read.