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Posted: January 24, 2009, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

Thought we might do a thread about numbers in the news.

I had a landlady that hit constantly doing this.

This one is from the newspaper's Today In History section:

Jan 24

In 1978, a nuclear powered Soviet satellite, Cosmos 954, plunged through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.

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    Jan 25

    In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days.

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      In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

      (129 years ago).

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        Oscar 3453 is 'born' in Chicago factory

        http://wtopnews.com/?nid=114&sid=1585234

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          Jan 29

          In 1936, the first members baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.

          In 1963, the first members of Pro football's Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio

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            Feb 14  (2-14)

            In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.

            In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union.

            In 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rival's of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.

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              Square Root Day revelers to party like it's 3/3/09

              Count on Tuesday's alignment of the calendar to add some excitement to the lives of at least a few math geeks.

              Tuesday is Square Root Day, a rare holiday that occurs when the day andthe month are both the square root of the last two digits of thecurrent year. Numerically, March 3, 2009, can be expressed as 3/3/09,or mathematically as √9 = 3, or 3² = 3 × 3 = 9.

              "These days are like calendar comets, you wait and wait and wait forthem, then they brighten up your day--and poof--they're gone," RonGordon, a Redwood City, Calif., teacher who organized a contestintended to publicize the event, told the AP. The prize, or course, is $339.

              Celebrants are expected to mark the occasion by cutting root vegetablesinto squares or preparing other foods in the shape of the square rootsymbol.

              Square Root Day occurs only nine times in a century. The last one occurred on February 2, 2004, and the next will occur in seven years on April 4, 2016.

              Square Root Day isn't the only humorous holiday celebrated in the math world.

              Pi Day is observed each March 14 (3.14), while Pi ApproximationDay falls on July 22 (roughly equal to 22/7). The first Pi Day wasobserved in 1988 by staff at the San Francisco Exploratorium, whowalked around in circles.

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                Mar 15

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                In 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.
                (Beware the Ides of March!)

                In 1820, Maine became the 23rd state.

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                  In 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred insidethe Unit 2 reactor at the Three (3) Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA.

                  (30 years ago), 1, 9, 7, 9

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                    From a USA Today article on the new baseball stadiums in NY:

                    Ticket prices draw fire

                    The ticket pricing structure for the stadiumsalso is generating controversy, as many fans think they're being pricedout of seeing games. Yankees tickets will range from $5 forobstructed-view bleacher seats to $2,625; the Mets' prices will be from$11 to $695 (for opening day and the Yankees series).

                    "There's been more outrage since people haveseen the ticket prices," deMause says. "People are saying, 'Wait aminute, we're having to pay for some of this and we're going to have topay $200 a ticket or sit behind a foul pole?' "

                    The affordable seats in good locations are going fast, he adds.

                    Says Brodsky, "You have a stadium paid for by taxpayers that taxpayers can't afford to get into."

                    It's a common complaint with new stadiums andunderscores a basic tenet of sports pricing: Teams charge what theythink the public will pay. Team Marketing Report, which conducts anannual survey of ticket prices in baseball, listed the Yankees' averageprice at an MLB-high $72.97, a 76.3% increase from last year. Yankeesgeneral partner Hal Steinbrenner acknowledges "small amounts" of theteam's tickets might be overpriced....

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                      April 8

                      In 1974, Hank Aaron of theAtlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the LosAngeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

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                        April 8

                        In 1974, Hank Aaron of theAtlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the LosAngeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

                        Illinois Eve Pick 3 4-8-09

                        215

                        Another one digit miss

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                          Apr 23

                          April 23, 1564 is believed to be the birthday of English poet and dramatist William Shaespeare. He died 52 years later, in 1616, also opn April 23.

                          In 1896, the Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was publicly demonstrated in New York City.

                          In 1954 ,Hank Aaron of the Milwauke Braves hit the first (1) of his then-record 755 home runs, in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves won, 7-5).

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                            May 15

                            In 1942, war time gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting  sales to three gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.

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                              May 16

                              In 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.

                              In1929, the first Academy Awards were presented during a banquet at theHollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The movie "Wings" won "best production",while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor were named best actor and actress.

                              In 1984, comedian Andy Kaufman died in Los Angeles at age 35.

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