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Old 29-04-2014, 03:04 AM   #44
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In lunisolar calendars, an intercalary month occurs 7 times in the 19 years of the Metonic cycle, or on average every 2.7 years (19/7)..In the modern system of "traditional" full moon names tied to the solstice and equinox points, a supernumerary full moon in such a period is called a blue moon. The term "blue moon" used in this sense may date to as early as the 16th century,due to the Farmers' Almanac (published since 1818)..Metaphorically, a "blue moon" is a rare event, as in the expression "once in a blue moon"...

August 5 – Berta Benz arrives in Pforzheim, having driven 40 miles (64 km) from Mannheim in a car manufactured by her husband Karl Benz, thus completing the first "long-distance" drive in the history of the automobile\7 – Body of London prostitute Martha Tabram is found, a possible victim of J the R/9 – Fire destroys Main Building, the heart of Wells College in Aurora, New York, causing a loss of $130,000 - Oaths Act permits the oath of allegiance taken to the Sovereign by Members of Parliament to be affirmed rather than sworn to G-\19 - 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins/13 -The Local Government Act, effective from 1889, establishes county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales\20 – There is a mutiny at Dufile, India, and the Emin Pasha is imprisoned/25- 8th US Mens Tennis\28 – The longest date in Roman numerals (VIII-XXVIII-MDCCCLXXXVIII)/30- Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day\31 – Mutilated body of London prostitute Mary Ann Nichols is found. She is considered the first victim of JR..

September 1 - Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens/3 - Queen V grants W Mackinnons Imperial British\4 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a patent for his camera which uses roll film/6 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler in cricket to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (x2) and T Freeman x 6 \7 - Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby place in an incubator/ 8 -Mutilated body of London prostitute Annie Chapman is found. She is considered to be the 2nd victim of Jack the Ripper - England, the 1st 6 Football League matches are played - 12 members of the new league R\11 - Death of the Argentine politician D Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen/12 - "Greek Interpreter" \18 -"Sign of 4" /19 - World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)\25- "Hound of Baskervilles"/27 – 'Dear Boss Clarice letter' "Jack the Ripper", received by London's Central News Agency\30 –The bodies of London prostitutes Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, the latter mutilated, are found. They are generally considered Jack the Ripper's 3rd and 4th victims...
In the early morning of 1 September 1888, an EQ with an estimated magnitude of 7.0–7.3 struck the Amuri district of North Canterbury, about 100 kilometres north-west of Christchurch. Felt from New Plymouth to Invercargill, the quake caused damage to buildings over a wide area, including Christchurch, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the Epicentre, shaking lasted for 40 to 50 seconds. The magnitude of the EQ is estimated to be in the range 7.0–7.3. Severe damage to farm buildings in the epicentral region was reported and the top 7.8 metres (26 ft) of the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral collapsed.. It was the first EQ observed to be associated with mainly horizontal fault displacement... Pope's doing exactly what you said he'd do, he's cleaning house..I, uh, betrayed my wife. I betrayed myself. I've killed men, and I ordered men to be killed. No, it's useless. I killed... I ordered the death of my brother; he injured me. I killed my mother's son. I killed my father's son.. Why was I so feared, and you so loved? What was it? I was no less honorable. I wanted to do good. What betrayed me? My mind? My heart? Why do I condemn myself so? I swear, on the lives of my children: Give me a chance to redeem myself..Give up my daughter.. That is the price you pay for the life you choose...
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