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Pope Benedict XVI (#266) Resigned On February 28, 2013 — i.e., 4 Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access SOME of February 28, 2013 posts at my “Popes and Papacy” blog.


Wow. Remember it well. Watched him leave, by helicopter, live on TV.

It had been a hectic, non-stop 15 days since he announced his resignation. Remember that time, 4 years ago, like it was last month.


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Constantine The Great, The Godfather Of Christianity, Believed To Have Been Born Today ~1,745 Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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Statue in York (England) — where Constantine was crowned Emperor on his father’s death.

Click to ENLARGE.


Dates going back that far are a bit ‘fuzzy’. So we cannot be sure. February 27, circa 272, however, is what is considered the best guess as to when he was born.

He, in my opinion, was the 2nd most important man in making Christianity what it is today — the FIRST, indubitably, having been St. Paul (originally Saul). Jesus, at best, is #3, if NOT fourth behind St. Peter.


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“Able Was I, Ere, I Saw Elba” — Napoleon’s First Day Of Freedom Post Elba 202 Years Ago Today — February 27.

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He managed to escape on February 26, 1815
and February 27 was his first day POST Elba.


“Able Was I, Ere, I Saw Elba.”

I trust you know that that is a palindrome.
It reads the same forward and backward.

I was taught it when I was about 10.
Still remember it.
That is what I know most about Elba.

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Today’s, i.e., February 26, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse Will NOT Be Visible From New Hampshire.

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From ‘Time and Date’ at: imeanddate.com. Where the Solar Eclipse will be visible. Southern Hemisphere event restricted to Africa and South America.


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What it will look like. The disc of the Sun will be blocked by the shadow of the moon. You will see sunlight behind the shadow.


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Anatomy of a Solar Eclipse. Basically the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


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Steve Jobs, Sir. Apple, Was Born Today, Just 62-Year Ago — February 24, 1955.

by Anura Guruge


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Amazing!


Amazing in every way.

That he would still only be 62 today is amazing. He is younger than I.

That he has been dead for 5.5 years is amazing. That long? Feels like it was just yesterday.

He was just 56 years old. Amazing.

Take a second to reflect.

Everything about Steve Jobs is amazing.


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