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Sunday, 4 January 2009

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas......

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
(or does it really refer to the eleven faithful apostles?)
On this Day in History

On January 4 1643 Sir Isaac Newton was born (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) He was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian and one of the most influential men in human history.....


On January 4 1785 Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was born (Hanau, January 4, 1785 – September 20, 1863 in Berlin). He is best known as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.....


On January 4 1972 Dame Rose Heilbron, DBE, QC, (19 August 1914 - 8 December 2005), was the first woman judge to sit at the Old Bailey......


That's all for now folks. I'm off into the loft to put away my Christmas decs and tree, it looks so bare......lol.....

Information for above people curtsy of wikipedia.org and timesonline.co.uk obituaries



Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Sir Isaac Newton -- such a controversial figure, so great and exalted a mind in some ways, but naughty and petty in others -- but I do not think the few flaws can at all dim his star -- what a mind, what a mind! The Principia...what a work, incredible, never to be matched!

KernowWitch said...

Sounds human then Holly...hehe...He was born in Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, which is a little village outside Grantham where my mum was born. There is a statue of him in the town centre. I have passed Woolsthorpe Manor and hope to visit it one day....Mind you I blame him for my middle-aged 'sagging', if it wasn't for gravity that wouldn't happen...lol...Hugs Chrissy x