1752 (MDCCLII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1752nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 752nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 18th century, and the 3rd year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1752, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
In the British Empire, it was the only year with 355 days, as 3-13 September were skipped when the Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Mark. was first, and correct, with:
Alan J answered:
1752 when they adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Roy, still Blue in Bright Red Tyler, TX wrote:
The year 1752 was a leap year so that it consisted of 355 days (366 days less 11 omitted). I believe that was also the year the Brits switched from Julian's calendar to the Gregorian one, which added leap years. Pope Gregory's rules for the date of Easter were also adopted that year, supposedly to ensure it was always on a Sunday.
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Cal in Vermont replied:
1752 when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
As of the start of 1752, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. In the British Empire, it was the only year with 355 days,
Day something of Sheltering in Home: Maybe it's lack of caffeine but I cannot concentrate long enough to find the answer to today's TQ. I'm probably overloaded with news, and tired of ignoring a loud-mouth at the WH microphone in service of listening to the experts. It's draining, trying to keep up with the truth. 'Cause is sure isn't coming from #45.
DJ Useo wrote:
I dunno, so I asked some online Brit pals, & they had no idea, either. A good stumper,
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Eingooglestein posited that it was 1752…and we know it is Never Wrong….as i've hear before (no shit) 'well i read it on google so it must be true...'
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• Spanish cellist Pablo Casals was one of the world's greatest musicians. When he was a young, unknown musician, he performed privately for Charles Lamoureux, an important French conductor. Mr. Casals played the Lalo concerto from memory, and when he had finished playing, Mr. Lamoureux had tears in his eyes. He told Mr. Casals, "My dear boy, you are one of the elect."
• Conductor Frederic Prausnitz enjoyed joking with his orchestra. After a dance rehearsal at which Mr. Prausnitz' orchestra played, choreographer José Limón told him that he was pleased with how the musicians had played. Mr. Prausnitz called out, "Orchestra! Mr. Limón just paid you a compliment and you didn't even hear him. He said you are doing very well. I say you talk too much!"
• Sometimes a person is acclaimed as "the greatest" because there is little basis for comparison. For example, violinist Jan Kubelik was acclaimed as "the greatest" during his first tour of the United States, but when impresario Sol Hurok brought him back to the United States in 1923, several people thought that he had slipped a little. However, Sol Elman, the father of violinist Mischa Elman, thought differently. He said, "My dear friends, Kubelik played the Paganini concerto tonight as splendidly as ever he did. Today you have a different standard. You have Elman, Heifetz, and the rest. All of you have developed and grown in artistry, technique, and, above all, in knowledge and appreciation. The point is: you know more; not that Kubelik plays less well."
• In Batignano, Italy, Musica nel Chiostro (Music in the Cloisters) produced The Turn of the Screw. Singers in the opera often stopped by the kitchen to help with preparations of the meal, where they often sang as they worked. One day, with the right number and right kinds of voices present, they sang Act II of The Marriage of Figaro. As they sang, Adam Pollack was in a nearby room speaking with the most influential opera critic in Rome, attempting to get him to come to The Turn of the Screw. The critic heard the singing in the background and asked, "Is that rehearsals going on?" "No," Mr. Pollack replied, "that's just the kitchen staff." The critic came, and he gave The Turn of the Screw a glowing review.
• The first time Frances Alda sang at the Metropolitan Opera, she received very bad reviews. Afterward, her throat was sore, so she sought the advice of a physician. Dr. Clarence Rice examined her throat, and then told her, "Here is my prescription. Forget about your throat. Go down to the Library in Astor Place, ask for the newspaper files, and read the reviews of Emma Eames', of Farrar's, of Jean de Reszké's first performance. If your throat still bothers you tomorrow, come back and let me look at it." She followed the physician's advice and discovered that the same critics who had hated her, had also hated these other great opera singers. Her throat problem disappeared.
• When Mary Garden became director of the Chicago Grand Opera Company, she immediately began to receive anonymous threats, and sometimes people sent her knives or guns in the mail. Once, she even received a box of bullets, along with this note: "Remember that there should be twelve bullets in this box. Count them. There are only eleven. The twelfth is for you." She laughed at such threats.
• After the opening of the musical Girl Crazy, in which Ethel Merman got her big break, she met George Gershwin for lunch. Ms. Merman hadn't read the reviews yet, but Mr. Gershwin showed them to her - the critics raved about her performance and said that a star had been born. Ms. Merman, who never lacked self-confidence, said, "It figured."
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"Valdez and lupus patients around the country have learned in recent days that an extraordinary force has upended the supply chain they all rely on: President Donald Trump.
These days, Plaquenil is better known by its generic name, hydroxychloroquine. It is the medication Trump has been hyping as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus, even though it is not approved for this use and there is scant medical evidence so far that it works to treat the virus."
Don't hear a lot of car traffic at night anymore. Don't hear that much during the day, either.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', follwoed by a FRESH'FBI', then a FRESH'FBI: Most Wanted'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 11/21/19) are Sen. Kamala Harris and Lady Antebellum.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 9/23/19) are Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, and Anna Drezen.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Ellen's Game Of Games', followed by a FRESH'This Is Us' (runs 2 minutes long), then a FRESH'Council Of Dads'.
On a RERUN (with a FRESH open) Jimmy Fallon (from 3/12/20) are Mandy Moore, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dane DeHaan.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 9/5/19) are Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julio Torres, DeRay Mckesson, and Carter McLean.
On a RERUNLilly Singh (from 2/25/20) is Karen Gillan.
ABC opens the night with a FRESHThe Conners', followed by a FRESH'Bless This Mess', then a FRESH'mixed-ish', followed by a FRESH'black-ish', then a FRESH'For Life'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 3/4/20) are Elle Fanning, Dave "Lil Dicky" Burd, and Local Natives.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a RERUN'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow'.
Faux has a FRESH'The Resident', followed by a FRESH'Empire'.
MY recycles an old 'Chicago PD', followed by another old 'Chicago PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Matrix', followed by the movie 'The Matrix Reloaded'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Invasive Procedures
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Cardassians
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Melora
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Rules of Acquisition
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Necessary Evil
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Second Sight
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Sanctuary
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Rivals
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - The Alternate
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Armageddon Game
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Whispers
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Paradise
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Shadowplay
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE - Playing God
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - The Battle
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Hide and Q (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', 'Family Karma', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens: Live'.
FX has the movie 'Transformers: The Last Knight', followed by the movie 'Transformers: The Last Knight'.
History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper', then a FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH'Project Blue Book'.
[6:00A] The Three Stooges - I'll Never Heil Again
[6:05A] The Three Stooges - We Want Our Mummy
[6:30A] Grindhouse Presents: Planet Terror
[8:45A] Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof
[11:15A] Mission: Impossible II
[2:15P] Rambo III
[4:30P] Rocky IV
[6:30P] Rocky V
[9:00P] American Sniper
[12:00A] Rocky IV
[2:00A] Rocky V
[4:30A] That '70s Show
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[10:45am] The Professional
[5:30pm] Road House
[12:30am] The General's Daughter
[3:00am] The Taking of Pelham 123
[5:30am] The Andy Griffith Show (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them', followed by the movie 'Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone'.
On a RERUNConan (from 12/5/20) is Jameela Jamil.
The actor channeled his character from the 2000 movie Meet the Parents - a former CIA agent who intimidates his daughter's love interest, played by Ben Stiller - in a new public service announcement about the coronavirus. The 24-second video is one of several featuring celebrities that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office released in the last day to try and persuade New Yorkers to stay home and prevent the virus from spreading.
Another clip stars Stiller himself, although his bit is that he's staying home to take on a new, albeit unusual, hobby.
Rihanna is the latest celebrity doing their part to help combat coronavirus. The singer's charity organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, has donated $5 million to support the global fight against the pandemic.
"CLF is supporting on-the-ground partners working on the frontlines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting and serving marginalized communities-helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to come," read a statement from the foundation, according to People magazine.
The generous donation will reportedly help benefit organizations such as Feeding America, Direct Relief, Partners in Health, the International Rescue Committee, and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Rihanna and her foundation will also aim to help local food banks serve at-risk communities and the elderly in the United States, accelerate testing efforts in countries such as Haiti and Malawi, and aim to provide protective equipment for medical professional and diagnostic lab workers who are working to develop vaccines to combat the virus.
"Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities-those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic," commented Justine Lucas, executive director of CLF.
The Supreme Court sided with Comcast over Byron Allen in his racial discrimination case against the cable giant, ruling that in order for his lawsuit to survive, he bears the burden of showing racial discrimination was the "but for" cause in the cable giant's refusal to carry his entertainment channels.
The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that to prevail, "a plaintiff must initially plead and ultimately prove that, but for race, it would not have suffered the loss of a legally protected right," according to the opinion. (Read it here).
The decision means that Allen's lawsuit will go back to the lower court, where he can again try to prove his case, but he will have a much greater threshold to meet for his case to survive.
At issue was whether Allen's $20 billion lawsuit should have survived beyond the pleading stage by merely proving that, in Comcast's decision to deny carriage of his Entertainment Studios' channels, his race was a "motivating factor" or whether it was the sole cause, also known as "but for" in legalese. The ruling was viewed as having a potentially significant impact on future racial discrimination cases.
The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Allen last year, but in oral arguments some of the justices found fault with the lower court's reasoning. The justices showed clear skepticism of issuing a definitive ruling that established a lower threshold in racial discrimination cases when a case is first filed, and a higher one if it reaches a trial.
Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned.
The 400-page book, still called "Apropos of Nothing," was released Monday by Arcade Publishing.
"The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life," Arcade announced, "ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theater, television, print and standup comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends."
With little advance notice, the 84-year-old filmmaker's book arrives at a time when much of the world is otherwise preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic. Arcade is an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing and a Skyhorse spokeswoman said no decisions had been made on whether he would give any interviews. Financial details for his deal with Arcade were not released and the spokeswoman had no immediate comment on whether the book would come out in Europe, where publishers in several countries have expressed interest.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit denied the White House's request for en banc review of a ruling that Donald Trump (R-Greed Weasel) violated the First Amendment by blocking critics of the president on Twitter.
The Trump administration had appealed for a review of the unanimous three-judge ruling by the 2nd Circuit in July 2019 finding that Trump's @realDonaldTrump Twitter account constitutes a "public forum" under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
That upheld a 2018 U.S. District Court judge's ruling that Trump's blocking of individual accounts on Twitter was unconstitutional, rejecting the argument from the president's lawyers that Trump's own First Amendment rights would be abridged if he was disallowed from blocking users. The district court ordered Trump to unblock the plaintiffs' accounts on Twitter, and barred him from blocking speakers on the basis of political views.
Regarding the 2nd Circuit's rejection Monday of the request for a rehearing, two dissenting circuit court judges contended that Trump's use of his personal @realDonaldTrump to conduct official business does not amount to state action. But U.S. Circuit Judge Barrington D. Parker, in a statement, wrote that "This argument is refuted by even a cursory perusal of examples of the tweets in question."
The lawsuit against Trump was filed in 2017 by Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute and seven individuals who said Trump blocked them from the @realDonaldTrump account after they criticized him in comments.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the rights of criminal defendants, declaring that states can bar them from using the so-called insanity defense in a ruling involving a Kansas man sentenced to death for killing four members of his family.
The justices ruled 6-3 that a 1995 Kansas law eliminating the insanity defense - which bars holding criminally responsible mentally impaired defendants who do not know right from wrong - did not violate the U.S. Constitution. The justices affirmed a 2018 decision by the Kansas Supreme Court upholding the conviction of the man at the center of the case, James Kraig Kahler.
Under the Kansas law, defendants cannot argue they were insane and unable to make a moral judgment as an excuse to criminal liability. But the law allowed defendants to argue that, due to mental defect, they did not intend to commit the crime.
In a ruling authored by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, the court rejected the argument that the Constitution's guarantee of due process requires the acquittal of any defendant who is unable to tell right from wrong.
East Antarctic's Denman Canyon is the deepest land gorge on Earth, reaching 3,500m below sea-level.
It's also filled top to bottom with ice, which US space agency (Nasa) scientists reveal in a new report has a significant vulnerability to melting.
Retreating and thinning sections of the glacier suggest it is being eroded by encroaching warm ocean water.
Denman is one to watch for the future. If its ice were hollowed out, it would raise the global sea surface by 1.5m.
"How fast this can happen? Hard to say, since there are many factors coming into play, for example the narrowness of the channel along which Denman is retreating may slow down the retreat," explained Dr Virginia Brancato, from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a former scholar at the University of California at Irvine (UCI).
The tiny, wormlike creature, named Ikaria wariootia, is the earliest bilaterian, or organism with a front and back, two symmetrical sides, and openings at either end connected by a gut. The paper is published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The earliest multicellular organisms, such as sponges and algal mats, had variable shapes. Collectively known as the Ediacaran Biota, this group contains the oldest fossils of complex, multicellular organisms. However, most of these are not directly related to animals around today, including lily pad-shaped creatures known as Dickinsonia that lack basic features of most animals, such as a mouth or gut.
The development of bilateral symmetry was a critical step in the evolution of animal life, giving organisms the ability to move purposefully and a common, yet successful way to organize their bodies. A multitude of animals, from worms to insects to dinosaurs to humans, are organized around this same basic bilaterian body plan.
Evolutionary biologists studying the genetics of modern animals predicted the oldest ancestor of all bilaterians would have been simple and small, with rudimentary sensory organs. Preserving and identifying the fossilized remains of such an animal was thought to be difficult, if not impossible.
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