Archive for January, 2012

Events of the Period —ca. 1820

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • 1819 A maximum 12–hour working day for juveniles is set in England.
  • 1822 The streets of Boston, Massachusetts, are lit by gas.
  • 1824 Beethoven, completely deaf,¬†writes his Symphony No. 9 in D Major, Opus 127, in Vienna.

“Thought of the week 1/23/ — 1/27/2012

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education

Events of the Period —ca. 1820

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • 1816 The stethoscope is invented by R. T. Lae'nnec.
  • 1817 Construction of the Erie Canal between Buffalo and Albany begins.
  • 1818 The Savannah becomes the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, taking 26 days.

“Thought of the week 1/16 — 1/20/2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

"FAITH is taking the first STEP even when you don't see the WHOLE staircase!"MLK Jr. 

EVENTS OF THE PERIOD -ca. 1820

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

POLITICS

  • 1818 THE Zulu Empire is founded in South Africa.
  • 1819 The East India Company establishes a British settlement in Sinapore.
  • 1819 The United States buys Florida from Spain.
  • 1821 Peru, Guatemala, Panama, and Santo Domingo proclaim independence from Spain.
  • 1822 Turks invade Greece.

“Thought of the week 1/09/ — 1/13/2012

Monday, January 9th, 2012

It’s your life live it well!  By Judge Judy

“Thought of the week 1/02 – 1/06/2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Do you know the difference between Education and Experience?
Education is when you read the fine print. 
Experience is what you get when you don’t.