Tag Archives: 2005

Pluto Was Demoted From Being A Planet This Day 11-Years Ago; August 24, 2006.

by Anura Guruge


Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

See 2nd line of table.

Pluto, 11-years ago was the FIRST solar system object to be designated a Dwarf Planet!

Pretty special.


Our latest view of Pluto is NEAR real color — from 2015.



Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Astronomy& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Eris, The Intriguing Dwarf Planet, Was Unveiled To The World This Day 12-Years Ago; July 29, 2005.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(dwarf_planet)


Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.



Eris was discovered on January 5, 2005 from images taken October 21, 2003.

July 29, 2005 was the ANNOUNCE day — when dwarf planet Makemake was also unveiled.

Eris is a remarkable solar system object with an amazingly long and distant orbital path. At its furthest it is over 97 TIMES further from the Sun than Earth. It takes Eris 558 years to make one orbit of the Sun!


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Astronomy& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Pope St. John Paul II (#265) Was Born This Day 97 Years Ago; May 18, 1920.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II


He died April 2, 2005 — just 12 years ago.

Much has happened since. We are into his second successor.

He was quite the pope. Probably will be considered one of the 10 greatest popes in time.


Related Posts:
>>>>
Search on ‘pope’ >>>>
++++ Check Categories ‘Think& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

‘Our Lady of Fátima’ Marian Apparition Took Place For The First Time This Day, 100-Years Ago; May 13, 1917.

by Anura Guruge


Just to refresh our collective memories.



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Fátima


This, i.e., the Centennial, was why Pope Francis was in Fatima to canonize the two younger cousins who died in 1918. Click image to access “The New York Times” original.


100-years ago today!

Our Lady of Fatima‘ has figured prominently in World history and culture since then — especially in the last 30-years, with all three of the popes during that period being avid fans.

Today’s canonization was timed to coincide with the anniversary. Neat.

The reason that only two, of the three, were canonized was because Lúcia Santos, the oldest, did not die until 2005 — aged 97. The canonization process can’t start until you die! Hence the delay. Her canonization has been fast-tracked — as was the case for Pope John Paul II, a huge Fatima fan. She will be canonized in a ‘few’ years.


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Eventsfor other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Who Turns 90 Tomorrow, Would Have Been 2nd Oldest (Documented) Pope, If He Had Not Resigned.

by Anura Guruge



The problem is that we do not know the birthdates of all the early popes.

In essence, as you can see from my ‘Magic Papal Spreadsheet‘ we only started getting reliable birthdates for popes as of those born 1400 and later. Even then we have an exception. Hence, why all my famous ‘Oldest‘ and ‘Youngest‘ records when it comes to popes always carry the caveat ‘as of 1400‘.

Benedict XVI, if he had not resigned, would have been the 2nd oldest pope as of 1400. 


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Religion& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Turns 90 Tomorrow, April 16, 2017, Easter Day — 4th Time His Birthday Has Been On Easter.

by Anura Guruge



He was born in Marktl, Germany on April 16, 1927 — which was Easter Saturday.

This year, when he turns 90, it will be ON Easter Day.

But his birthday has fallen on Easter Day 3 other years: 1933 (when he was 6), 1995 (when he was 68) & 2006 (when he was 79).

His 2006 birthday, which was on Easter, was his first as Pope!

He was elected pope in 2005, 3 days after his 78th birthday.

Easter 2006. His 79th birthday and first as pope.


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Religion& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Pope St. John Paul II (#265) Died This Day 12 Years Ago; April 2, 2005.

by Anura Guruge



From my book “The Next Pope 2011”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Click on book cover image below for more details.


Quite the momentous day.

He was 84 and had been in ill health for years. So this was not a surprise.

He, as far as we know, had the 2nd longest papacy — at 26.46 years, Pius IX (#256) exceeding that with 31.65 years.


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Think& ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Christmas On A Sunday, As In This Year, i.e., 2016, Is Not That Rare.

by Anura Guruge


christmassunday


Yes, having Christmas fall on a Sunday, a day associated with Christian religious observations, does seem special — and it should be.

But, Christmas falling on a Sunday is NOT that rate.

We might NOT remember but it actually happened in 2011 & 2005. So that is 3 times in 12 years. That is, however, always not the case.

From 1900 to 1999 Christmas fell on a Sunday: 1904, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983 & 1994.

From 2000 to 2099 Christmas fell or will fall on a Sunday: 2005, 2011, 2016, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044, 2050, 2061, 2067, 2072, 2078, 2089 & 2095.

If you look at those years you will notice, if you study them, that there is both a 11-year and 6-year repeat cycle, in there. The 11-year repeat cycle is very common for anniversaries like this.

So most of us should enjoy 10 to 12 (and maybe more) Christmases on Sundays during a typical lifetime.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas.


Related posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘holidays’ & ‘religion’ on sidebar for lots of other posts >>>>

++++ Search on ‘Christmas’ for many other posts and photos from multiple years >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Thanksgiving Eve Sunset — Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail.
. .
.
.
.
.
.
by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
++++ Check Category ‘Six Images
for other photos >>>>

**** Search ‘Wolfeboro‘sunset’‘camera’
for many other related posts >>>> … sidebar


Click to ENLARGE.

These images have to be attributed to this blog.





In Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Thanksgiving Eve.

Taken around 4pm from Brewster Academy looking towards Belknap Mountains (Gunstock) across majestic Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

I took this picture with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.


Kissing Jaguars In Wolfeboro, N.H.

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail.
. .
.
.
.
.
.
by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
0/
Lucas ‘Stop Leak’.
1/ 
Bought shares in Tata.
2/ 2002 Jaguar XJ8.
3/ 1989 V-12 XJS …
4/ “Jaguar Diaries” …
5/ Jaguar XE
commercial.

++++ Search ‘Jaguar many other posts >>>>


Click to ENLARGE.

Image has to be attributed to this blog.


In Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the ‘Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Thanksgiving Eve. In the N.H. Liquor Store parking lot.

The Burgundy Jaguar XJ8 on the right is OURS.

 The silver Jaguar belonged to a rather elegant lady who pulled up and parked opposite us — and did not even realize that there was another Jaguar there. It was a 2005 XJR.

I took this picture with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.