Monday Open Thread; September 11 is National Day of Service and Remembrance (USA)
September 11th is the 254th day of the year. There are 111 days left.
Today's number is 11
Like 7 and its multiples, 11 and its multiples generate fun fractions (more later)
11 is the smallest positive integer with a 3 syllable name
11 is the 5th prime and the smallest 2 digit prime
If a number is divisible by 11, so is its reverse, for example: 165 and 561
if no 2 consecutive digits of a number add up to more than nine, then multiplying it by eleven generates a number which is the reverse of the product of the original number's reverse multiplied by 11. HUH? Example: 15 x 11=165 and 51 x 11 = 651
OK, deep breath
11 goes into 99 exactly 9 times. As a result, the decimal expansion of any common fraction with 11 in the denominator will be a two digit infinite repeat. 1/11 = .09 repeated, 2/11 = .18 repeated, 3/11 = .27 repeated, 4/11 = .36 repeated, etc. The repeating 2 digits are multiples of the numerator and .09 for numerators less than 11.
An 11 sided polygon is a hendecagon or an undecagon
11 is significant in Thelema
11 is a master number in Numerology
11 is a come out win at craps
11 is sodium
There are 11 players per side on the field at one time in soccer, cricket, field hockey and US style football
Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", has 11 consecutive repetitions of the same chord.
Spinal Tap's amplifiers go up to eleven
There is a Grateful Dead song named "The Eleven"
Title 11 of the US Code is BANKRUPTCY.
was the Year of the Consulship of Tubero and Maximus
Nero Claudius Drusus was victorious at the Battle of the Lupia River and then built fortresses anear Bonn, Dorsten, Haltern, and Oberaden
was the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Taurus The hare and the bull?
Artabanus III of the Arsacid Dynasty became ruler of Parthia
On this day in:
1541 -- Indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco destroyed Santiago, Chile
1609 -- Henry Hudson discovered the people living on Manhattan Island as well as their island home
1649 -- Cromwell's army of thugs took the town of Drogheda and slaughtered its garrison.
1709 -- Allied forces under Wellington won a Pyrrhic victory over France at Malplaquet.
1826 -- Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason was arrested in Batavia, New York and eventually vanished
1857 -- Mormons of the Nauvoo Legion, massacred 120 California bound pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
1922 -- The Treaty of Kars was (maybe) ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1939 -- Canada declared war on Germany
1943 -- Start of the Nazi liquidation of the Minsk and Lida ghettos
1944 -- The RAF bombed Darmstadt
1950 -- Truman approved military operations north of the 38th parallel in Korea
1972 -- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system began operations
1973 -- A US backed & instigated coup by Pinochet overthrew democratically elected president Allende
1982 -- International forces left Beirut, enabling the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacres.
1997 -- NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reached Mars.
2001 -- Terrorists crashed aircraft into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania
2007 -- Russia tested the Father of All Bombs.
Born this day in:
1522 -- Ulisse Aldrovandi, ornithologist and botanist
1611 -- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, general
1816 -- Carl Zeiss, scientific instrument maker
1829 -- Thomas Hill, painter
1847 -- Mary Watson Whitney, astronomer, head of Vassar observatory
1862 -- O. Henry, writer and candy bar
1885 -- D. H. Lawrence, novelist, poet and critic
1893 -- Emilienne Delacroix, painter
1899 -- Jimmie Davis, singer, songwriter and politician.
1911 -- Bola de Nieve, singer, songwriter and pianist
1917 -- Jessica Mitford, journalist and author
1943 -- Jack Ely, singer and guitarist (Kingsmen, Louie, Louie)
1946 -- Dennis Tufano, singer (original lead for the Buckinghams)
1948 -- John Martyn, guitarist, singer, and songwriter
1953 -- Renee Geyer, singer and songwriter
1953 -- Tommy Shaw, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Styxx
1957 -- Jon Moss, drummer (think Culture Club)
1965 -- Bashar al-Assad, foreign leader we don't control and haven't been able to overthrow
1971 -- Markos Moulitsas, blogger, blog owner
Died this day in:
1843 -- Joseph Nicollet, astronomer, cartographer, mathematician, mapped Upper Missippi River basin.
1950 -- Jan Smuts, politician
1957 -- Mary Proctor, astronomer, astronomy book author
1971 -- Nikita Khrushchev, big Disney fan
1972 -- Max Fleischer, cartoonist
1973 -- Salvador Allende, Chile's elected leftist president who the US had killed because leftist
1987 -- Peter Tosh, singer, songwriter and guitarist
2001 -- Casualties of the 9/11 attacks
2014 -- Bob Crewe, singer, songwriter and producer
2016 -- Alexis Arquette, actress, activist, musician and cabaret performer
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Emergency Number Day (USA)
National Day of Service and Remembrance (USA)
Patriot Day (USA)
So, for music
Eleven (in 11/8 time, fwiw)
Kissinger's gofer, el asesino Augusto Pinochet
Mars Global Surveyor
Jimmie Davis; Governor of Louisiana
Bola de Nieve
Facebook photo attribution: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, Archivo General Historico del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ()