Tag Archives: 100 years

Nikon Is 100 Years Old — Celebrates With Special Website & YouTube Video.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access 100th Anniversary Website.

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by Anura Guruge

Newspaper Clipping From 100 Years Ago On Founding Of “Sieur de Monts National Monument” — Now Acadia.

by Anura Guruge

From “The Lewiston Daily Sun” (Maine)
of Monday, August 28, 1916.


The top of the page containing the “Sieur de Monts National Monument” piece. Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here. Use link on next image to access original.

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Click image to access original scanned image by Google.

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by Anura Guruge

National Parks 100th Birthday, i.e., Centennial, Is Just For The ‘Park Service’ — Not Any Famous Parks.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access “National Park Service” (NPS) 100th Birthday celebration page. They do point out correctly that this is all about the August 25, 1916 CREATION of the ‘Park Service’.

And President Obama visited 2 National Parks
to mark the upcoming Centennial.


Click image to access the original “Voice of America” coverage.

To be fair the National Park Service (NPS), in general, has done a good job pointing out that this 100th Birthday celebrations relate to the CREATION of the Park Service than any of the famous National Parks.

They do, however, as I have already pointed out subscribe to this — THOUGH that is wrong! Acadia only became a National Park in 1919.


Here is an extract from an Excel spreadsheet I created on when the
current 59 National Parks were officially established.


Notice that Yellowstone, the first Park to be established, is now 144 years old. Yosemite & Sequoia, both of which we visited in April, are 126s old.

Yes, there are 3 Parks turning 100 this year, but they are not ‘famous’.

2019 will be THE BANNER year — with the Grand Canyon, Zion and Acadia (again).

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by Anura Guruge

Compelling, ‘You Can Fill It In’, Animated Google Doodle Crossword Puzzle For 100th Anniversary Of Crosswords.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday
>>Dec. 9, 2013.

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Click images to access Google Doodle.

Link updated
to provide access from the Google Doodle Archive.

Though I love words and have a fairly decent vocabulary (for someone who is NOT a native English speaker)
I have never been into crosswords. Doesn’t do much for me. Deanna likes them and I will, occasionally,
when asked try to help.

I am surprised that they are only 100 years old.
If I had been asked I would have guessed 200 years.

This Google Doodle is BRILLIANT and compelling.