Tag Archives: March 11

Harold Wilson, MY First British Prime Minister, Was Born Today, 101-Years Ago — March 11, 1916.

by Anura Guruge

He was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 & 1974 to 1976.

Those coincided with my formative years in Britain.

My very first visit, just for a week was in August 1967. It was two year later, in September 1969 that I moved to Britain to eventually become a citizen etc.

I graduated and went to work for IBM in 1974.

So Harold was P.M. during all those early years.

I was not much into politics BUT remember that these were turbulent days.

I also remember kind of liking Harold. I think he was a likable bloke. I could be wrong.

Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Wilson

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by Anura Guruge

This Day 315-Years Ago: Publication Of The First British Daily Newspaper, ‘The Daily Courant’; March 11, 1702.

by Anura Guruge

‘Courant’ = a circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.

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Google Doodle (Animated) To “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday.


Anura Guruge

DoglasAdamssmallRelated posts:
>> Valentine’s Day Ferris
>>Feb. 14, 2013.

>> All Of Google’s Doodles &
>> Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘Google Doodle’ for other posts —>>> (side bar)

Click to access it on March 11, 2013. I will update this link after the birthday.

Click to access it … it is still here, at the Google Doodle archive even after March 11, 2013.

Click here to get to this Google Doodle after its appearance on March 11, 2013.

What appears at the Google Doodle archive … replete with Google provided write-up on Douglas Adams.


To say I am still a HUGE fan of Douglas would not capture my deep-seated, profound relationship with this AMAZING man.

He was beyond genius. A rare, alas fleeting, talent.

When the Doodle said ’61st birthday’ by heart skipped a beat.
He tragically died so young. Aged 49, in 2001. I was distressed.

We were contemporaneous and compatriots, though alas I never met him.
I became a ‘Hitchhiker’ with the 1981 BBC TV show. I have it on DVD.
Both my older kids got to love it and I think Devanee has seen it once.

I have read all his books and I am sure I have nearly all of them

I often use Hitchhiker phrases and most don’t have any idea what I am talking about.

Just recently I signed off an e-mail to my papal blog regulars with what I told them was a biblical reference:
Goodbye and Thanks for all the fish‘.

Thank YOU, Douglas. You were the Man.

Thank YOU, Google. You made my day.