Monday Open Thread: February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11 is the 42nd day of the year
It is also Boomtime, Chaos 42, 3185 YOLD (discordian)
And let us not forget 22.214.171.124.3 by the Mayan Long Count
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid, ...
On this day in history:
1929 – The Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty.
1943 – General Eisenhower was picked to command the allied armies in Europe.
1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, signed the Seabed Arms Control Treaty.
1990 – Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison.
2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminated in Mubarak's resignation.
Born this day in:
1847 – Thomas Edison, inventor
1898 – Leo Szilard, physicist
1914 – Josh White, blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and activist
1915 – Richard Hamming, American mathematician
1934 – Manuel Noriega, CIA asset, and later fall guy for GHWB's need for a war
1935 – Gene Vincent, singer and guitarist
1937 – Phillip Walker, singer and guitarist
1939 – Gerry Goffin, songwriter
1941 – Sérgio Mendes, pianist and composer
1962 – Sheryl Crow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actress
Died this day in:
1868 – Léon Foucault, physicist and academic
1931 – Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer, invented the steam turbine
1948 – Sergei Eisenstein, director and screenwriter
1963 – Sylvia Plath, poet, novelist, and short story write
1986 – Frank Herbert, journalist and author
1994 – Paul Feyerabend, philosopher, UC Prof.
2000 – Lord Kitchner, singer
2006 – Peter Benchley, author, screenwriter, and ocean activist (once he actually learned about his subjects).
2012 – Whitney Houston, singer, songwriter, producer, and actress
2013 – Rick Huxley, bass player
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Inventors' Day (United States)
Music goes here, iirc, well,
Image is Olive Swezy, a zoologist who did much of her work at the Scripps Institute and University of California
It's an open thread, so do your thing