Saturday, April 15, 2017

Daniel in the Lion's Den - Peter Paul Rubens

Daniel in the Lion's Den - Peter Paul Rubens, 1615 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
oil on canvas

Sunday, March 26, 2017

=USA : best hospitals

Latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's survey of best hospitals,

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Treaty of Rome: 25 March 1957

  • Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, an agreement that effectively gave birth to the European Union. It was signed by France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
  • Today, the EU consists of 28 member nations and is an essential component of European peace and solidarity.

Shigeki Tanaka wins the 1951 Boston Marathon

  • Shigeki Tanaka, a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, won the Boston Marathon in 1951. 
  • The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. 
  •  His was 19 years old, and his time was 2:27:45. 
  • He was running in "tabi" or split-toe shoes made by the Kobe footwear company called Onitsuka, named after its founder and which is best known today as Asics.