March 14th is the birthday of Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, 1879. It is also Pi Day! Pi is calculated as the circumference of a circle, divided by its diameter – which is always the same, irrational number! The first three digits of pi coincide with the U.S. mm-dd-yy date format of 3/14, giving… Continue reading Happy Pi Day
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2nd is the birthday of children’s book writer Theodor Geisel.
Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) excerpts from Kortirion among the Trees Seeing afar the icy shearsOf Winter, and his blue-tipped spears…… O! gentle timeWhen the late mornings are bejeweled with rime,And the blue shadows gather on the distant woods.The fairies know thy early crystal duskAnd… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2021
Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817Picture source: https://janeausten.co.uk/blogs/society-figures/james-stanier-clarke-librarian-to-the-prince-of-wales The famous author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other novels, December 16, 2020 marks Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Although the above portrait has not been officially authenticated as Jane Austen herself, there is a lot of evidence… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020
“When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.” – Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring September 22nd is the date Bilbo and Frodo would celebrate their birthdays together. Since “Mr. Baggins was… Continue reading Song of Eärendil