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On this date in 1972, the first leap second was added to the UTC time system. Billions of people complained the next day of feeling like they had overslept. The Twelve Apostles (I Cent.) celebrate their Synaxis today, or at least we do. “Synaxis” comes from the Greek words “syn” meaning “together” and “axis” meaning […]
On this date in 1985, U.S. Route 66 was decommissioned. Brill Building hitmakers quickly repenned an old classic into “Get Your Kicks On Interstates 55, 44, 40, 15, 215, 10, and/or 25.” Sampson the Hospitable (d. ca. 530), born of high-placed parents in Rome, studied as a doctor in Rome, and served for a time […]