Open Thread for June 13, Happy Lucky 13.
June 13 is the 164th day of the year, there are 201 days left in 2016
13 is a prime number, it is the 6th prime
13 is also a prime if the digits are reversed (31).
13 is a fibonacci number (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13).
13 is the hypotenuse of a right traingle with sides of 5 & 12. 5, 12 & 13 can be used to test for right angles, like 3,4 & 5 can
There are 13 Archimedean Solids.
1/13 is the non-ending decimal 0.076923 with endless repetitions of 076923 thereafter
A deck of cards has 4 suits of 13 cards each.
The US was formed from 13 rebellious British Colonies
Title 13 of the US Code is CENSUS
Was the Year of the Consulship of Nero and Varus
Yep, that damn Varus again, Publius Quinctilius Varus. Ptui!
Was the Year of the Consulship of Silius and Plancus
One assumes that Silius was really played by John Cleese or Michael Palin
Strabo published a book on the shape of the Earth & Ovid published books 1-3 of his Epistulae ex Ponto.
On this day in:
313 -- The Edict of Milan, which granted religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, was posted in Nicomedia.
1381 -- The Peasants' Revolt led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.
1774 -- Rhode Island became the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
1886 -- A fire devastated much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
1898 -- The Yukon Territory was formed.
1966 -- The Supreme Court decided Miranda v. Arizona.
1967 -- Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be the first black justice on the Supreme Court.
1971 -- The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1978 -- The Israeli military withdrew from Lebanon.
1994 -- A jury ruled that recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood caused the Exxon Valdez disaster.
1996 -- The Montana Freemen surrendered.
2002 -- The U. S. withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty because of course it did.
2010 -- A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returned to Earth.
Born this day in:
823 -- Charles the Bald, Roman emperor
839 -- Charles the Fat, Roman emperor
Hello? Charles the Ugly? Paging Charles the Ugly.
1752 -- Frances Burney, novelist and playwright
1831 -- James Clerk Maxwell, physicist and mathematician. Electrifying. No silver hammer.
1865 -- W. B. Yeats, poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1884 -- Gerald Gardner, religionist who founded Gardnerian Wicca
1893 -- Dorothy L. Sayers, author and poet
1897 -- Paavo Nurmi, runner and coach. The flying Finn, Unequalled distance runner with an astounding record, Look him up.
1905 -- Doc Cheatham, trumpet player, singer, and bandleader
1927 -- Slim Dusty, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1928 -- John Forbes Nash, Jr., mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1934 -- Uriel Jones, drummer (The Funk Brothers)
1935 -- Christo, sculptor and painter. His famed Running Fence, however, was actually stationary, I saw it.
1940 -- Bobby Freeman, singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer
1942 -- James Carr, singer
1951 -- Howard Leese, guitarist and producer (Bad Company and Heart)
1963 -- Paul De Lisle, American bass player and songwriter (Smash Mouth)
1968 -- David Gray, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Died this day in:
1645 -- Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese samurai, Go Read his Book of Five Rings, at least twice & eschew happy foot
1930 -- Henry Segrave, race car driver, boat racer, first to break 200 mph on land
1965 -- Martin Buber, philosopher and theologian
1972 -- Clyde McPhatter, singer (Billy Ward and his Dominoes and The Drifters)
1986 -- Benny Goodman, clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader
2010 -- Jimmy Dean, singer and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean Foods
2013 -- Sam Most, flute player and saxophonist- The father of jazz flute.
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Uh, it's like the 13th, ya know, ain't that enough
So, for music we gots --
Paul De Lisle
Paul De Lisle
Jimmy Dean Now you know where sausage comes from
Okay, Open Thread, go to it.