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Category Archives: history/memory
In Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s 1968 study and revindication of American commercial vernacular architecture, the architects claimed, for that oft-maligned landscape, a new monumentality. The Las Vegas Strip, the gas station, and the billboard … Continue reading
The year England switched to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian one in 1752, they skipped Sept 3-13. (see also, original post) a brief history of how clocks changed the world (see also, Robert Owen’s “Eight hours’ labor, Eight hours’ … Continue reading
Pluto got demoted. Constellations get demoted. Meanwhile, the good ole Brontosaurus got reinstated (and its looks got updated a bit in the process). “It’s the classic example of how science works,” said study co-author Octávio Mateus. “Especially when hypotheses are … Continue reading
chart with moon distances (perigee and apogee) for your location: www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/distance.html You can also find upcoming eclipses: www.timeanddate.com/eclipse and other fun random things to temporarily entertain yourself with: www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html
solar calendars: the Roman calendar became the Julian calendar became the Gregorian calendar (composed of 97 leap years every 400 years) lunar calendars: such as the Chinese calendar (not, in fact, the official calendar of China), the Mayan calendar (with its five … Continue reading