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Neptune, Currently Our Furthest Planet, Was Discovered This Day 171-Years Ago; September 23, 1846.

by Anura Guruge


Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

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According to the lunatic fringe we are supposed to be hit by ‘Planet X’ this day — September 23, 2017. Did they realize that it was the anniversary of Neptune, the ‘Planet X‘ of its time, being discovered.

Neptune’s discovery, as I outlined it above, was pretty amazing and a testament to the cleverness of humans. Its existence was determined mathematically! That was 171-years ago. It still has me in awe.


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Sigmund Freud, Who Gave Us ‘Freudian’, Died This Day 78-Years Ago, In London — On September 23, 1939.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud


By today’s standard’s pretty dramatic and catholic statement to make.



As some of YOU may recall it was Sigmund’s birthday on May 6 and I did a post to commemorate that. I covered many of the salient ‘facts’ there — the most personal of those being that I went to school with his grandson, that having been in London, which is where Freud did die.

So, this is essentially to mark the date. 78-years ago.


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British, Michael Faraday, The Father Of Electromagnetism Was Born This Day 226-Years Ago; September 22, 1791.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: /simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Faraday


Faraday Cage” at the BostonMuseum of Science‘ — taken by I during a June 2016 visit.




Obviously a HUGE name if you ever studied physics or went about trying to get a degree in electrical engineering. Given that I did both in my youth Faraday was a well known — and respected — name. Gather that Albert Einstein thought very highly of him.

His birthday. 226-years ago. What would be be today IF not for Faraday — though it was inevitable that somebody would have made the discoveries he did.


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You Could Say That ‘Mormonism’ Got Its Start This Day 194-Years Ago, In New York State — September 21, 1823.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Moroni


Though my knowledge of the history of mormonism is still, alas, quite sketchy, I think it is fair to say that Moroni’s appearance to Joseph Smith, on September 21, 1823 definitely got the ball rolling.

Mormonism intrigues me. I have had the pleasure of knowing ‘quite’ a few — including the Marriott family. I used to make a point of visiting the spectacular Mormon temples — and have been to the Mothership in Salt Lake City. In the 1980s when I used to come over from the UK to consult with ITT Courier in Tempe, Arizona I stumbled upon the Mormon Temple in Mesa, AZ (which was like next door). I was struck by it splendor and many an evening, before going to dinner, I would go and walk around the absolutely gorgeous grounds with a ton of petrified trees. Here is a contemporary picture. It wasn’t as grand 30-years ago.


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Rome Fell For The Last Time, This Day 147-Years Ago, Paving The Way For Italian Unification — September 20, 1870.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_unification



Rome, with the Pope & the Vatican right there, was the last holdout when it came to the by then inevitable unification of the Italy. Hence the significance of this day. Once Rome fell, 147-years ago the Rubicon had been well and truly crossed. Because of religious fervor the pope had to be appeased or at least humored. So, unification dragged onto 1871. But, the popes still claimed to be prisoners of the Vatican.


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Coincidentally Or Otherwise Nikki Haley Wears High-Collar Jacket That Covers Necklace/Pendant At White House.

by Anura Guruge


There has been significant interest in Nikki Haley’s necklace with
the South Carolina emblem (with the crescent moon).

Over 4,000 hits on my post, 2,796 just in September!

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My original April 9, 2017 post that
got 93 hits yesterday.

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Nikki Haley at the White House on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Both pictures by AP.


She is wearing the necklace with the pendant. You can see it on occasion.


At the UN on September 4, 2017.


She definitely appears to be very attached to that pendant. Maybe it is her lucky charm. Of course, she can wear it. It is MORE than her right.

The issue is that many folks overseas would NOT know that it relates to her State, South Carolina. Hence some degree of confusion. Yes, many know that she is of Indian descent. So they might jump to other conclusions.

Obviously people are Googling it. IF poor I got 4,000 hits other Websites must have been getting millions.

So, that is it. Just catering to demand which is what this blog is supposed to do.


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