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NIELS’ MORNING GREETINGS

ON: FEBRUARY 23

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TODAY’s LENGTH:

Today is in Belgium 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than December 21. Its length is 10 hours and 30 minutes – from 07.42 to 18.12.

See more – also in English – on:  www.dagenslaengde.dk

TODAY’s NAME:

Today’s name is PAPIA’s DAY.  Papia was a bishop in the city of Hierapolis in the beginning of the 2nd century AC.  The city was in the Western part of present day Turkey and was known for its hot springs and many caves. The name of the city means the Holy City.  The place is today called Pamukkale and is under UNESCO’s protection.

Papia had contact to the apostle Filippus. He was killed by the Roman authorities because of his faith in the year 150 AC.

In Belgium the day is called SAINT POLYCARP’s DAY.  He was a bishop in Smyrna        ( presently Izmir in Turkey ), and he lived in the years 69-155.

 

TODAY’s EVENT:

1455:  Johannes Gutenberg is starting the  printing of the bible in Mainz.  This is the first time in history that printing takes place.

 

TODAY’s QUESTION:

Money is the root of all evil  - where does it come from? And means what today?

This expression comes from the bible. But it has been misquoted over the centuries.  St. Paul said according to the bible:  The love of money is the root of all evil.  And this is, of course, a very different story from giving money itself all the blame.

The meaning of the expression today is rather: don’t let money decide everything.  It is nice to have J  But there are other values in life too.

 

QUESTION FOR TOMORROW:

Beware of Greeks bringing gifts  - what’s the origin of that? And what does it mean today?

 

46 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT EUROPE:

EUROPE AT WORK     www.europe-at-work.be

 

TODAY’s QUOTE & FAMOUS PEOPLE :

1.  Yesterday’s quote:

Diplomats would not be diplomats, if they did not see it an an honour to make simple things complicated, and first and foremost being it a noble art todelay any important initiative.

This was once said by the Austrian poet Stefan Zweig.

2.  Today’s quote:

As none of today’s persons have left a remarkable quote you will get one more by yesterday’s Stefan Zweig:

Love is making most noice when it becomes silent.

3.  Famous people born on this day:

1685:  Georg Friedrich Händel  ( died 1759 )

1850:  César Ritz  ( died 1918 )

1883:  Victor Fleming  ( død 1949 )

1899:  Erich Kästner  ( died 1974 )

1940:  Peter Fonda  ( died 2019 )

 

4.  Famous people died on this day:

1821:  John Keats  ( 25 years )

1934:  Edward Elgar ( 77 years )

1965:  Stan Laurel  ( 75 years )

 

Niels Jørgen Thøgersen

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