Posts Tagged ‘Britannica ImageQuest’

Happy Birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama

July 6

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso

 

Happy birthday to the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, born on this day in 1935.

The Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, at his home. Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

 

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We Remember Anne Frank on Her Birthday, June 12

Anne Frank’s diary charts two years of her life from 1942 to 1944, while she and her family were in hiding in Amsterdam from German Nazis. The diary begins just before the family retreated to their ‘Secret Annexe’.

Anne Frank, born on June 12, 1929, was one of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.  Anne died of typhus at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.  Her diary, published as The Diary of Anne Frank, tells the story of her experiences while in hiding with her family in Amsterdam during World War II.

Want to know more about Anne Frank and this time in history?  The BSC Library has the information you need.

JFK Born 101 Years Ago Today

John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963. 35th President of the United States.

29 May
Happy Birthday, John F. Kennedy, who was born 101 years ago today!

Click here to learn more about JFK.

 

First White House Phone

Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-93) served as 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). He defeated Samuel Tilden (1814-86) in a controversial election and promised to only serve one term. [Peter Newark American Pictures; out of copyright]

10 May
On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes installed the first White House phone (never imagining what presidential phones would be used for a century and a half later).

Click here to learn more about telephone technology.

May the Fourth Be with You

4 May
Star Wars Day and International Space Day only align every few years.

2018 is one of those years.

May the Fourth Be with You!

 

Learn more about Star Wars films here.

Space. Scientists add colors based on light wavelengths to the Hubble images. CREDIT: ESA and NASA / National Geographic Society / Universal Images Group

Taxes!

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin

April 17, 2018

Today is the filing deadline for your 2018 tax return. Find out more about taxation here.

INCOME TAX CARTOON, 1894.
‘No Income Tax!’ American cartoon comment by C. Jay Taylor, 1894, on the income tax enacted that year.

Remembering Lord Byron

Today we celebrate the birth of George Gordon Noel Byron, more familiarly known as Lord Byron, on January 22, 1788, in London. Lord Byron was “one of the highest-ranking English poets in the history of English letters.” In addition to “She Walks in Beauty” Byron is remembered today for his two most ambitious poems, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Byron died at the of 36 of fever on April 19, 1824, in Greece.

Sources:

“George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824).” Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online (BSC Library database) (accessed January 22, 2018).

Lord Byron (engraving). Illustration. Britannica ImageQuest (BSC Library database), Encyclopædia Britannica, 6 Dec 2017.  Accessed 22 Jan 2018.