Wednesday, March 01, 2006

On the first day of March

Happy first of March! On this day in 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters in Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus. In 1803 Ohio is admitted as the 17th US State. In 1912 Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane, and in 1983 Swatch introduces their first timepieces.

In 2006 Belfast is covered in snow. I slipped and slided all the way to the bus. My feet are still thawing. Meterological Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere, so goodbye winter!

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