Friday, January 19, 2007

10 Dates Everyone Needs to Know

These are 10 dates everyone should know. One of the purpuses is to provide a framework for your knowlege of history.

As usual comments are encouraged.

10 Dates Everyone Should Know

1. August 24, 410 Rome is sacked by Alaric, King of the Visigoths
2. August 10, 610 By Tradition, date of Muhammod’s first revelation.
3. June 15, 1215 King John put his seal on the Magna Carta
4. October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg
5. June 21, 1788 Ratification of the US Constitution
6. December 6, 1865 Slavery Abolished by the 13th Amendment
7. June 30, 1905 Albert Einstein publishes his Special Theory of Relativity as part of his annus mirabilis
8 August 18, 1920 Women Given the right to vote in the US via the 19th amendment
9. August 6, 1945 Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
10. January 1, 1954 First Coast to Coast Color TV Broadcast – The Tournament of Roses Parade on NBC

Women have had the right to vote for 87 years
The United States became Independent 231 years ago
The period from the fall of the Roman Empire to the signing of the Magna Carta was 805 years

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I was talking with friends and the following thought came up. Do animals, in particular dogs, experience guilt in any portion of their lives other than their interactions with humans?

I say no, there is no guilt anywhere on the planet other than that which exists in and around homo sapiens.