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Humphry Davy — English chemist who is best known for his contributions to the discoveries of chlorine and iodine. Born today on this day in 1778. • • • #humphrydavy #english #chemist #chlorine #iodine #borntoday #bornonthisday #onthisday #quote #quotes #quotestags #quotesdaily #dailyquotes #quoteoftoday #quoteoftheday #socialgood #socialimpact #socialentrepreneurship #dert #dertbook
Some things never change. Still power-writing papers. Still wanting to hibernate in my girl cave all winter. #onthisday
#OnThisDay 2012, England won a test series in India after a 28 years wait. Captain Alastair Cook smashed 562 runs & @swannygs66 took 20 wickets for the visitors, the most in the series. #WisdenLite
#OnThisDay 5 years ago. Home after 5967km from Istanbul to Belfast.
#onthisday 🇩🇪17. Dezember 1963 Das erste Passierscheinabkommen zwischen dem West-Berliner Senat und den Ost-Berliner Behörden ermöglicht West-Berlinern erstmals seit dem 13. August 1961 wieder den Besuch ihrer Ost-Berliner Verwandten über Weihnachten und Neujahr 1963/64. . 🇬🇧December 17th 1963 The first border-pass agreement between the West Berlin Senate and the East Berlin authorities makes it possible for West Berliners to visit their East Berlin relatives at Christmas and New Year 1963/64 for the first time since August 13th 1961 . #thewallmuseum #eastsidegallery #berlin #museum #museumberlin #deutschland #berlinwall #berlinermauer #history #geschichte #multimedia #exhibition #ausstellung #germany #ost #est #west
17 dicembre 1971: David Bowie pubblica l'album, Hunky Dory, da cui Life On Mars? è uno dei singoli estratti. ~ December 17th 1971: David Bowie released Hunky Dory. #davidbowie #hunkydory #onthisday #album #anniversary #lifeonmars
#OnThisDay Manny Pacquiao #Legend was born. 🎂🎂🎂🎂
"Wright aeroplane (close view) ready for a flight, Fort Myer, Va." c.1908. On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright completed the first successful flight of a self-propelled aircraft near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The propeller-driven biplane, piloted by Orville, remained in the air for 12 seconds at a speed of approximately 6.8 miles per hour, traveling 120 feet during its inaugural flight. The historic Wright brothers’ 1903 aircraft is on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.⠀ ⠀ Stereoview published by Underwood & Underwood. Photograph features a later Wright flyer used during demonstrations for the United States Army at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1908. During trail flights at Fort Myer, this aircraft crashed, killing passenger Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, signifying the first airplane crash fatality.⠀ ⠀ *Swipe for #anaglyph version and original #stereoview + bonus photo taken by John T. Daniels of the original aeroplane during the inaugural flight. ⠀ ⠀ #WrightBrothers #KittyHawk #NorthCarolina #Aeroplane #Airplane #Biplane #Flight #FirstFlight #TodayInHistory #OnThisDay #History #USHistory #3D #StereoscopicHistory
#OnThisDay The Wright Brothers made their first sustained motorized aircraft flight, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk. The military started using aircraft a decade later during WWI. Learn about military aircraft history at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum or other sites along the Patriots, Past & Present Trail. http://bit.ly/1SO0PEv
#onthisday in 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn discovered the nuclear fusion of the heavy element uranium, the scientific and technological basis for nuclear energy. #onthisday #onthisdaygr #factoftheday #history #today #historytoday #science #nuclearpower #energy
Remembering #Brazil’s #architecture #luminary, #OscarNiemeyer, born in 1907. #artdesing #architecture #archilovers # #icon. #Master #oscarniemeyer #niemeyer #talent #architecturephotography #architect #architecturaldesign #furniture #furnituredesign #furnitureart #furnitureartist #furnituredesigner #furnituredecor #architecturecircle #coffeetime #coffecups #coffeelover #architectureaviles #asturias. Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho December 15, 1907 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Died December 5, 2012 (aged 104) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Nationality Brazil Alma mater Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (1934) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Occupation #Architect Awards 1963 Lenin Peace Prize 1988 Pritzker Prize 1989 Prince of Asturias Awards 1998 RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2004 Praemium Imperiale #Buildings Palácio do Planalto Palácio da Alvorada Palácio do Jaburu Cathedral of Brasília National Congress of Brazil Edifício Copan Ibirapuera Park Headquarters of the United Nations Niterói Contemporary Art Museum Latin America Memorial Gustavo Capanema Palace Projects Museum of Modern Art in Caracas #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory
Bd. Ánimo, #bofm 10 Por lo tanto, derramamos nuestras almas a Dios en oración, pidiéndole que nos fortaleciera y nos librara de las manos de nuestros enemigos, sí, y que también nos diera la fuerza para retener nuestras ciudades, nuestras tierras y nuestras posesiones para el sostén de nuestro pueblo. 11 Sí, y sucedió que el Señor nuestro Dios nos consoló con la seguridad de que nos libraría; sí, de tal modo que habló paz a nuestras almas, y nos concedió una gran fe, e hizo que en él pusiéramos la esperanza de nuestra liberación. 12 Y cobramos ánimo con nuestro pequeño refuerzo que habíamos recibido, y se hizo fija en nosotros la determinación de vencer a nuestros enemigos, y preservar nuestras tierras y posesiones, nuestras esposas y nuestros hijos, y la causa de nuestra libertad. ..... De modo que los que creen en Dios pueden tener la firme esperanza de un mundo mejor, sí, aun un lugar a la diestra de Dios; y esta esperanza viene por la fe, proporciona un ancla a las almas de los hombres y los hace seguros y firmes, abundando siempre en buenas obras, siendo impulsados a glorificar a Dios. Si es de Dios. No pierdas la fe. 💛 #ldsliving #ldsblogger #onthisday #heisthereasonfortheseason #meetthemormons #thechurchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints #lds #ldslife #ldslifestyle #mormon #ldm #ldsinspiration #animo #sundayvibes #sunday
#onthisday in 2011 the Lowry Centre has Christmassy owls visiting 🤣
Two years ago today, we would’ve woken up at the cutest little bed and breakfast in Bellefonte, PA. We would be deciding to take a walk in the rain right about now, and in half an hour or so, Nathan would completely surprise me by getting down on one knee and asking me to be his wife. The two years since that day have flown by, but also SO much has happened. Nathan and I have done a whole lot of growing in our faith and in our relationship, and I am so thankful that God has blessed us with each other to go through life with. I will always look back on this day fondly! || • • • #engagement #proposal #proposalstory #onthisday #fondmemories #engagementstory #mylovebug #remembering #couplegoals #marriagerocks #togetherforever #foreverandaday #loveandlife #sharingourstory #lovestory #ourlovejourney #growingtogether
#sansimera 1997 Ένα ουκρανικό αεροπλάνο τύπου «Γιάκοβλεφ», που απογειώθηκε από την Οδησσό με 70 επιβαίνοντες (οι 42 Έλληνες) και προορισμό τη Θεσσαλονίκη, χάνει τον προσανατολισμό του και συντρίβεται στα Πιέρια Όρη. Νεκροί όλοι οι επιβαίνοντες #onthisday #plane #crash #ukraine #thessaloniki #greece #pieria
On this day in 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.
Teeny tiny baby Lestat ❤😍😙 #onthisday #facebook #newborn #momlife #tb #love
"Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars." -Gilbert Parker 💖 #Quote #Love #OurFirstWalk #Beginning #Anniversary #OnThisDay #OneYearAgo #Stars #Sky #Nature #Beautiful #BlackLove #TheBlackOutdoors #AWalkToRemember #TallulahFalls #Georgia
They were the Wright guys for the job! 👍🕊 #WrightBrothers #BUDSTAKE #FactoftheDay #OnThisDay #STAKEYOURBAKE
Something's up at a North Carolina beach and prime-time welcomes Homer, Marge, Bart and the rest of the Simpson family. Travel back with us to #December17 through the years in today's edition of @timerewind. ______ • Video montage edited by the #MediaArts students at @ballhighschool_ in Galveston, Texas. • Want to bring Time Rewind to YOUR school and/or radio station? Email me today at info @time-rewind.com! ______ #WrightBrothers #OrvilleWright #WilburWright #KittyHawk #NorthCarolina #NC #aviation #flight #TheSimpsons #DOH #FoxTV #onthisday #OTD #history #popculture #education #CTE #AV #TimeRewind
Happy birthday Bruce Nauman, born #onthisday in 1941. See Nauman's work in Tate Modern's free @artistrooms display until July 2018. Via @tate #a_reference
On this day two years ago 🎅🎉 #onthisday #otd #christmasparty
Something's up at a North Carolina beach and prime-time welcomes Homer, Marge, Bart and the rest of the Simpson family. Travel back with us to #December17 through the years in today's edition of @timerewind. ______ • Video montage edited by the #MediaArts students at @ballhighschool_ in Galveston, Texas. • Want to bring Time Rewind to YOUR school and/or radio station? Email us today at info @time-rewind.com! ______ #WrightBrothers #OrvilleWright #WilburWright #KittyHawk #NorthCarolina #NC #aviation #flight #TheSimpsons #DOH #FoxTV #onthisday #OTD #history #popculture #education #CTE #AV #TimeRewind
#OnThisDay one year ago, LEECO beat EQ 3-0 💪 in the final WG Fest 🎉 to claim their first CIS Cup title 🏆 #memory #happymoments #wearethechempions
Today on December 17th 1398, Timur achieved one of his greatest victories at Delhi and reduced the city to ruins. ••••• Timur, also known as Tamerlane, was a Turco-Mongol leader that ruled over most of modern-day central Asia. He is considered to be the last great nomadic conqueror of the Eurasian Steppe. He envisioned restoring the great empire of Genghis Khan and referred to himself as the “Sword of Islam”. Through a series of successful military campaigns, he would eventually defeat the Mamluks of Egypt and Syria, the emerging Ottoman Empire, and the declining Delhi Sultanate. ••••• In 1398, Timur launched a massive campaign to conquer India. His pretext for invading India was based on the Muslim sultans of Delhi showing excessive tolerance towards their Hindu subjects. Timur and his army crossed the Indus River in September 1398, and left a path of carnage as they marched on Delhi. A major battle occurred outside the city walls, and was arguably one of the Timur’s greatest victories. The sultans of Delhi had one powerful advantage over Timur, armored war elephants with chainmail and poisoned tusks. ••••• Naturally, Timur’s forces were afraid of the elephants so he ordered them to dig huge trenches in front of their positions. He also knew that elephants were easily panicked. So, he loaded camels with wood and hay, set them ablaze, and prodded them with iron sticks. The flaming (and screaming) camels ran directly towards the elephants and caused them to franticly flee back to their own lines. Chaos quickly broke out among the enemy army. Timur took advantage and attacked with devastating effect. Afterwards, he sacked the city, enslaved much of the population, and reduced it to ruins.
Few years back when I would have never thought that life would be different! At this point I have no major regrets. Life away from Chicago is hard, but Great Britan is starting to feel like home..and lots of runners around 😏
#OnThisDay 17 December of 1963, The Beatles appear on the BBC radio show Saturday Club at the Playhouse Theatre in London. #thebeatles #thebeatlesforever #johnlennon #johnlennonforever #paulmccartney #paulmccartneyforever #georgeharrison #georgeharrisonforever #ringostarr #ringostarrforever #bbcradioshow #london
If you're doing laundry on a Sunday morning and want to hear a great, #GREAT interview/story it's worth looking this up on #soundcloud. Tek and Steele of #smiffnwessun talk about #everythingbutthekitchensink 🔥 does anyone know if #youmustlearn has an IG page? They have some really great interviews. Happy Sunday 💛
Ismail Gulgee Ten years ago, 19th of December, 2007, a shocking news for the lovers and admirers of Pakistan’s master portraitist and pioneering calligrapher broke TV News channels. Eighty-one years old, Ismail Gulgee’s 3-days-old dead body was discovered from his house at Clifton, Karachi. This was the day beauty encountered ugliness. Ismail Gulgee was a gifted and dexterous naturalistic portrait painter. He has been the recipient of several auspicious award, including those by Pakistani Government--Sitara-e-Imitiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance. He was accredited for his abstract art in global forums. What brought him unparalleled recognition in abstract painting was the fervid and stylistic combination of Islamic Calligraphy and action painting. The stroke of his brush enticed and captured the hearts of many. To this day his vision is exhibited in art galleries across Karachi, with a selected few available for sale in the ‘Gulgee Art Gallery’. #Onthisday #PakistanSpeaks By:Soha
In #1999, 5 days after his 56th birthday, #GroverWashingtonJr. collapsed while waiting in the green room after performing four songs for #TheSaturdayEarlyShow, at #CBSStudios in #NewYorkCity. He was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 7:30 pm. His doctors determined that he had suffered a massive heart attack. #TWIMH #music #history #musichistory #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #90s
In #1988 #AnitaBaker hit #3 on the Pop charts with " #GivingYouTheBestThatIGot", becoming Baker's highest charting single in the US. A week later (perhaps in celebration of the hit) she married her long-time boyfriend, #WalterBridgeforth. #TWIMH #music #history #musichistory #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #80s
#OnThisDay . . . . Alexander Herrmann atau lebih dikenal dg nama "Herrmann the Great". . "Herrmann" adalah keluarga pertama magician di dunia. . Mulai dari Ayahnya Samuel Herrmann yg menjadi pesulap terkenal di eropa. . Berlanjut ke saudaranya Carl Hermann yg memutuskan keluar dr sekolah kesehatan dan menjadi magician. . Lalu menginspirasi Alexander Herrmann dan bergabung dg kakaknya utk melakukan pertunjukan sulap. . Kemudian dia menikah dg Adelaide Herrmann dan menjadi asistennya. . Berlanjut sampai ke sepupu Leon Herrman untuk melanjutkan apa yg sudah dilakukan oleh paman dan bibinya. . Alexander Herrmann juga menjadi salah satu magician yang memainkan routine "Rabbit from hat". . . . Mau sharing dan ngobrol dengan kita ? bisa langsung kontak aja ke bawah ini : BBM D80249CF LineAt @xuf2301s WA 0895615299748 . . #sulap #tokosulap #pekanbaru #devanmagic #magician #sulappekanbaru #magicianpekanbaru #pesulappekanbaru #tokosulappekanbaru #otddevanmagic #OTDAlexanderHerrmann
The late Edward James Kendrick aka #EddieKendricks ( #TheTemptations) would have been 78 today.(December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992) #TWIMH #music #history #musichistory #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #happybirthday
#OnThisDay Pada 17 Desember 1987, Steve Bruce resmi berseragam Manchester United setelah didatangkan dari Norwich City dengan harga 825.000 Pounds. Steve Bruce di United (1987-1996): 🏃 414 Penampilan ⚽ 51 Gol 🏆 11 Trofi #MUFC
On this day in 1777, the French foreign minister, Charles Gravier, count of Vergennes, officially acknowledges the United States as an independent nation. News of the Continental Army’s overwhelming victory against the British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga gave Benjamin Franklin new leverage in his efforts to rally French support for the American rebels. Although the victory occurred in October, news did not reach France until December 4th. Franklin had quickly mustered French support upon his arrival in December 1776. France’s humiliating loss of North America to the British in the Seven Years’ War made the French eager to see an American victory. However, the French king was reluctant to back the rebels openly. Instead, in May 1776, Louis XVI sent unofficial aid to the Continental forces and the playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais helped Franklin organize private assistance for the American cause. Franklin, who often wore a fur cap, captured the imagination of Parisians as an American man of nature and his well-known social charms stirred French passions for all things American. He was the toast of Parisian society, enchanting salons with his wide-ranging knowledge, social graces and witty repartee. Nevertheless, he was not allowed to appear at court. It took the impressive and long-awaited victory at Saratoga to convince Louis that the American rebels had some hope of defeating the British empire. His enthusiasm for the victory paired with the foreign minister’s concern that the loss of Philadelphia to the British would lead Congress to surrender, gave Franklin two influential allies with two powerful–if opposing–reasons for officially backing the American cause. A formal treaty of alliance followed on February 6, 1778. #onthisday #france #recognizes #unitedstates #sovereignnation #americanrevolution 🇺🇸🇫🇷
#OnThisDay in 1754, Washington leases Mount Vernon from his sister-in-law, Anne Fairfax Washington. . Following the death of her husband Lawrence, in 1752, Anne Washington inherited the home and surrounding lands. Lawrence's will stipulated that the estate would transfer to his only surviving child, Sarah Washington, upon the death of his wife. However, Sarah passed away in 1754. . By that time, Anne had married George Lee, moved away, and began to rent the Mount Vernon estate to George Washington in 1754. . . . #mountvernon #georgewashington #potus1 #otd #history #painting #mansion
great throwback photo of @williamryankey ! “ #Repost @distortion.magazine ( @get_repost) ・・・ 17 декабря 1979 года родился Уильям Райан Ки — американский музыкант, вокалист, гитарист, композитор и автор песен группы Yellowcard. #Ryan_Key #RyanKey #Yellowcard #alternative_rock #pop_punk #guitarist #singer #rock #music #rockmusic #photo #rockphotography #rockphoto #birthday #onthisday #thisday #rockhistory #thisdayinrockhistory #деньрождения #историярока #рок #musicphoto #музыка #musicislife #musicians #songwriter #музыкант”
FACEBOOK #onthisday POP這個出來~ 去年今日。現在看回還是覺得很好笑!我要PO多一次!我不管! 😝😂😝 #chryssvlog 「弟弟偷偷飛回來要給媽驚喜之晴天霹靂秒破記」
✨✨✨✨ Photo series: The Beatles in leather, photographed by Albert Marrion ❄️🕯🌲 On Sunday, 17 December 1961 #TheBeatles gathered at the studio of Wallasey photographer Albert Marrion who captured approximately thirty photographs of the leather-clad rockers with their current drummer #PeteBest. Marrion recalls, "This photo session was done for [Brian] Epstein as a friendly gesture against the wishes of my partner... I took about thirty photographs...but discarded all but sixteen negatives because many showed Lennon and McCartney acting up and spoiling the pose. No doubt, those negatives should have been kept, looking back." Other sources also reference sixteen photos however, there are, in fact, seventeen surviving photos. Albert Marrion's recollection is most likely based on the sixteen negatives that were still in his possession. The last photo I’ve included is the "master print" used for the famous #MerseyBeat cover as well as other promotional items. #otd #onthisday #Beatles #leatherBeatles #JohnLennon #PaulMcCartney #GeorgeHarrison #BrianEpstein #songwriters #musicians #1960s