Archive for January, 2011

Making Sense?

Being able to clearly present an idea is difficult.  Here is an interesting video that can be used to set up an interesting discussion on how to be clear, crystal clear.

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Is it true that the more things change the more they stay the same?  Will 2011 then be like 1911?  Or is it more accurate to say that the more things change the more they will never be the same.   You be the judge here are some of the big events of 1911

  • First photo taken from a airplane in the US
  • First old age home opened in Arizona
  • US send 20,000 troops to the Mexican Border
  • First non stop London to Paris Flight
  • Supreme court dissolves standard oil
  • First running of the Indianapolis 500
  • Revolution in Mexico overthrows President Jose Porfirio Diaz
  • NAACP incorporates
  • Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • 1st public elevator
  • Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
  • NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
  • Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
  • International Women’s Day is celebrated for the first time
  • Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated
  • French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum
  • Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T

Famous people who were born in 1911 included:  Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers, Tennessee Williams, Phil Silvers, Ronald Reagan, Hubert Humphrey, and Chet Huntley

Famous people who died in 1911 included: Gustav Mahler, Joseph Pulitzer, John Marshal Harlan, Carry Nation


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