Monday, May 29, 2006

Let the games begin!

Thought of the day
Buenos Aires Zoo Video
In the news
Pac Man Mondays!

"I heard some US citizens are putting up a Berlin-like chickenwire fence in the name of the minute men, that´s right, these people are using a historical monkier in order to bring attention to themselves. What other historical names could we commodify in the spirit of dividing people across the globe?

Here is a sweet video about how separation can actually bring us together with fences.

NEWS you can use

* An earthquake on the island of Java, Indonesia kills at least 5,000 people.
* Myanmar extends the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for another year.
* The largest train station in Europe, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, opens in the German capital.
* Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted for their roles in the collapse of Enron.
* Australian forces deploy to East Timor to quell the ongoing crisis.
* In India, students protest a proposal to increase educational quotas for members of the "backward" castes.

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On this day...

May 29: Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day in Fiji, Memorial Day in the United States (2006).

Charles II of England

* 1453 - Constantinople fell to an Ottoman army led by Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire.
* 1660 - English Restoration: The monarchy in England was restored under King Charles II (pictured) on Oak Apple Day.
* 1919 - Observations made by Arthur Eddington during a solar eclipse confirmed part of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.
* 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
* 1999 - Olusegun Obasanjo took office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me encanta pac man!

5/29/2006 9:49 AM  

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