A major unifying attribute of the world is music. It brings together people from diverse cultural backgrounds which as a result enhance peace and social cohesion. The World Choral Day, launched in 1990 at Helsinki by Alberto Grau, provides a great platform for music enthusiasts to participate and interact with numerous activities that take place such as seminars, festivals, workshops and concerts.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) To disparage; belittle.|
|Usage:||He helped you a great deal on this project, so don't take all the credit and denigrate his influence.|
|The escalator has come a long way since being patented in 1859. Hong Kong's Central-Mid-Levels escalator system is one of the world's most impressive, stretching about 2,600 feet (790 m). Colombia boasts a 1,260-foot (384-m) set of escalators that transformed a 35-minute foot climb into a six-minute ride. The longest single-span escalator in the Western Hemisphere can be found in the Wheaton Metro station in Washington, DC.|
|Considered the inventor of quantum theory, Max Planck shocked the science world by showing that atoms emit or absorb energy in bundles, or quanta, not in a continuous stream as taught by Newtonian physics. This insight, along with subsequent developments by Einstein, Bohr, and others, established the revolutionary quantum theory of modern physics and earned Planck the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics|
557: A large earthquake severely damaged the city of Constantinople.
1911 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.
1946 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to establish the United Nation's headquarters in New York City.
1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.
1999 - Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" comic strip. The last original "Peanuts" comic strip was published on February 13, 2000.
'hello' in Arabic: Al salaam a'alaykum
- 1903: Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics; she shared the prize with Antoine Henri Becquerel andPierre Curie
- 1911: Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- 1947: Gerty Cori, first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; she shared the prize with Carl Ferdinand Cori and Bernardo Alberto Houssay. Although born in Prague, Gerty Cori is considered the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in medicine. She had become a U.S. citizen in 1928.
- 1977: Barbara McClintock, first woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and since she was American, the first American woman to do so.
- 2009: Elinor Ostrom, first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, and since she was American, the first American woman to do so; she shared the prize with Oliver E. Williamson