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On this day in 1903, Orville Wright made the first sustained motorized airplane flight. Without lemon-soaked paper napkins. The Three Holy Youths (VI cent. BC(E)) had two names each, making for a total of six. In Hebrew they were Hananiah (“Hannah is near”), Azariah (“has pumpernickel”), and Mishael (“the Russian diminutive of Michael of El”), […]
On this day in 1752, Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe. To this day the trains no longer run on time. John the Faster (d. 595) was born to artisan parents (unless they weren’t), grew up in Constantinople (unless he didn’t), and worked as an engraver […]
On this date in 1862, Lewis Carroll told Alice Liddell the story that would grow into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. On this same date in 1865, the book was published. On this date in 2013, I told you about both events. Andrew of Crete (ca. 650 – 712 or 726 or maybe even 740) was […]