Monthly Archives: September 2013

An Interesting Day – Michaelmas Sept 29

      In the Christian world, today is Michaelmas, feast day of the archangel Michael, which was a very important day in times past, falling near the equinox and so marking the fast darkening of the days in the … Continue reading

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The Last Steinway

It was on this day in 1853 that Henry Steinway, who had come here from Hamburg in 1849, sold his first American-made piano. He introduced the first cast-iron frame, which allowed a piano to be strung with greater tension on … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric Clapton

    From his early days in the Yardbirds and Cream to his current status as guitar icon and bluesman extraordinaire, Eric Clapton has released more than 40 albums over the course of his 50-year career. Here, the legendary rocker … Continue reading

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Hadron’s Birthday

On this date, September 10, in 2008, at 10 o’clock a.m. local time, engineers flipped the switch to turn on the Large Hadron Collider for the very first time. It’s the centerpiece of the European Organization for Nuclear Research — … Continue reading

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