NIELS’ SUMMER GREETINGS
ON: AUGUST 7
This day is here
in Denmark 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than June 21. Its length is 15 hours
and 38 minutes – from 05.32 to 21.10.
See more – also in
English – about where you are on: www.dagenslaengde.dk
is called DONATUS' DAY. The name
comes from Donatur from Arezzo in Italy. He could
according to the legend just through the force of prayers repair the holy
Belgium the day’s name is SAINTE JULIENNE DE CORNILLION – after a Belgian
Christian, who lived in the years 1193-1258.
She lived and worked near Liège.
This is - as
everybody knows - the biggest ocean on earth. Its area is 169 million sq.km,
which is a third of the surface of the world. And it covers 46 % of the total
surface of all oceans and seas in the world.
All seven continents of the world could fit into the ocean-
The name was
given to it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan
( 1480-1521 ). After he had navigated in the very stormy seas south of South
America he came to a new ocean, which he right away called "beautiful and
peaceful". Oceano Pacifico. The Pacific Ocean.
It has kept this name in all languages ever since. Though it is sure
that the Indians and the people living on the islands in the Ocean called it
something different, before Magellan arrived.
The Ocean has
about 25.000 islands. And its depth goes down to 11 km - the deepest in the
world. A high underwater mountain range
goes from north to south. And the ocean bed is full of all sorts of valuable
minerals. Efforts are under way to
exploit these minerals. A company is building special huge machines in
Newcastle in England for the time being.
Ocean is very important in different
ways for the climate of the earth. At
the same time it is hit by serious pollution. One sort of pollution comes from many tests of nuclear bombs way
back in the 1950ies and 1960ies. And
another and more important pollution is a huge "island" of plastic
material, which over time has been thrown into the Ocean. Today it is actually
of the same size as the area of Africa ( 30 million sq.km), and it is floating
around in the northern part of the Pacific.
QUESTION FOR TOMORROW:
TODAY’s QUOTE & FAMOUS PEOPLE :
have to realise that far too many people are prisoners of other people's
This was said
Pope Paul VI
can recognice the yellow press on one and only thing: that it at all times
has an attitude to
anything on beforehand.
Who from today's lists has said that?
people born on this day
1867: Emil Nolde ( died 1956 )
( died 1917 )
( died 2000 )
( died 1995 )
people died on this day:
( 75 years )
( 65 years )
( 79 years )
Niels Jørgen Thøgersen
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