Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

How authentic is your Sandwich (or the “Early” Sandwich)


The Right Honourable
The Earl of Sandwich
PC FRS
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
In office
19 December 1770 – 12 January 1771
Prime Minister Lord North
Preceded by The Earl of Rochdale
Succeeded by The Earl of Halifax
In office
9 September 1763 – 10 July 1765
Prime Minister George Grenville
Preceded by The Earl of Halifax
Succeeded by The Duke of Grafton
First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
1771–1782
Prime Minister Lord North
Preceded by Sir Edward Hawke
Succeeded by The Viscount Keppel
In office
1763–1763
Prime Minister The Earl of Bute
Preceded by George Grenville
Succeeded by The Earl of Egmont
In office
1748–1751
Prime Minister George Grenville
Preceded by The Duke of Bedford
Succeeded by The Lord Anson
Postmaster General
In office
1768–1771
Prime Minister The Duke of Grafton
Lord North
Preceded by The Marquess of Downshire
Succeeded by Henry Carteret
Personal details
Born 3 November 1718(1718-11-03)
Died 30 April 1792(1792-04-30) (aged 73)
Chiswick, England
Spouse(s) Dorothy Montagu, Countess of Sandwich
Martha Ray
Alma mater Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge
Profession Statesman
Religion Anglican

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, PC, FRS (3 November 1718 – 30 April 1792)[1] was a British statesman who succeeded his grandfather, Edward John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, PC, FRS (3 November 1718 – 30 April 1792)[1] was a British statesman who succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich, as the Earl of Sandwich in 1729, at the age of ten. During his life he held various military and political offices, including Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department, but is perhaps best known for the claim that he invented the modern concept of the sandwich.

Read more about The Right Honorable at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Montagu,_4th_Earl_of_Sandwich

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Fallout from tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal Spreads via France 24 international


Fallout from tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal Spreads

Fallout from tabloid Phone Hacking Scandal Spreads

Japan Finds Rare Earth Elements in Seabed


Japan Finds Rare Earth Elements in Seabed

Japanese researchers have discovered an estimated 100 billion tons of rare earth minerals in the Pacific Ocean floor. These minerals are a vital component of many hi-tech devices, including hybrid cars, flat-screen TVs, iPods, superconductors, lasers, missiles, night-vision goggles, and wind turbines. Currently, China produces 97 percent of the world’s rare earth metals. In recent years, it has cut export quotas, citing environmental concerns and domestic demand. This has led to accusations of strategic hoarding and price gouging. If recovering the minerals from the seabed proves commercially viable, the deposits could expand the world’s reserves 1,000-fold. More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day: When What One Wants differs from What One Needs


In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

 (Lady Windermere Fan,  by Oscar Wilde) 

 Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/lwfan10h.htm

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Today’s Birthday (July 7,): Camillo Golgi (1843)


Camillo Golgi (1843)

An Italian physician and cytologist, Golgi devised a way to stain nerve tissue and, using the technique, was able to clearly observe a neuron, now called a Golgi cell, along with its axon and dendrites branching off. The discovery led to the identification of the neuron as the basic structural unit of the nervous system. He also discovered the Golgi tendon organ and the Golgi apparatus. He shared the 1906 Nobel Prize with Santiago Ramón y Cajal. What discovery did Golgi make about malaria? More… Discuss

Sitting Long Time Linked To Pulmonary Embolism – via WEbMD


Lung_Disease_and_Respiratory _  Health _ Center

Lung_Disease_and_Respiratory _ Health _ Center

Nobody know you when you’re down and out: beatiful rendition by Firzzguitar



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