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Saint of the Day for Friday, October 17th, 2014: St. Ignatius of Antioch


‘s birthday: todayAlexander von Humboldt (1769)


Alexander von Humboldt (1769)

A German naturalist and explorer, Humboldt traveled extensively and made observations and discoveries too numerous to count. Among other things, he discovered the connection between the Amazon and Orinoco river systems, surmised that lack of oxygen causes altitude sickness, studied the ocean current off the western coast of South America that was known for a time as the Humboldt Current, and added to an understanding of the development of the Earth’s crust. To what did he devote his final years? More… Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: ALEXANDER III OF RUSSIA (1845)


Alexander III of Russia (1845)

Alexander III was tsar of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894. As ruler, he sought to counteract what he considered the excessive liberalism of his father’s reign and pursued a reactionary policy that promoted Russification and the persecution of religious minorities. Still, economic policy during Alexander’s rule enabled rapid industrial development and allowed Russia to begin building the Trans-Siberian Railroad. To which of Alexander’s relatives was his wife, Dagmar, originally engaged? More…Discuss

 

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Today’s Birthday: SADIE TANNER MOSSELL ALEXANDER (1898)


Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898)

Alexander came from a family of academic achievers—her father and uncle both graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, studying law and medicine respectively. Alexander also earned a degree from the school—becoming one of the first African-American women with a PhD in the US—and moved on to Penn’s law school, where she was the first African-American woman graduate. She also served as the first national president of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. In which subject was Alexander’s PhD? More… Discuss

 

Aram Khachaturian – “Sabre Dance” Director – Alexander Yakushev



Aram Khachaturian – “Sabre Dance” Director – Alexander Yakushev 

Quotation: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) on nations existence and their resources


In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)Discuss

Alexander Glazunov Cortege Solennel



Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov 
Cortege solennel, Op.91

Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Igor Golovchin, conductor
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Today’s Quotation: Alexander Hamilton – on State Constitutions


Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss