NIELS’ MORNING GREETINGS
ON: FEBRUARY 23
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.
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English – on: www.dagenslaengde.dk
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
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.
1455: Johannes Gutenberg
is starting the printing of the bible in
Mainz. This is the first time in history that printing
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?
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TODAY’s QUOTE & FAMOUS PEOPLE :
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
This was once said by the Austrian poet Stefan Zweig.
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.
people born on this day:
Friedrich Händel ( died 1759 )
1850: César Ritz ( died 1918 )
1883: Victor Fleming ( død 1949 )
1899: Erich Kästner ( died 1974 )
1940: Peter Fonda ( died 2019 )
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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