"Some day, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, 'Information'; for in most cases the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it."
-- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

 

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Today, Thursday, Jan. 28 in history: "Pride and Prejudice" published by Jane Austen in 1813. When the BBC made the novel into its 1995 movie, it used these locations:
BBC locations

Born: H.M. Stanley (1841); JosÚ MartÝ (1853); Jackson Pollock (1912); Claes Oldenburg (1929); Craig David Czernek (1954); Sara McLachlan (1968)

 

More "on this day" for January

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Articles on the website

Peace Corps: a summary of the studies done on who volunteers -- and the impact the service has on their education and professional lives.

And comments on the impact of Peace Corps service from the December, 1996 study of volunteers done by Juanita Graul.

A collection of resources and Internet links for genealogy research, including links to land ownership records, census enumeration, military records, death records and naturalization documents.

A timeline of 20th Century inventions and changes in society.

How far is it to the horizon? An interesting application of trigonometry.

 

Last updated: 1/28/2021

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About the banner at the top of the web page: This picture was taken at Astoria, Oregon, looking northwest across the mouth of the Columbia River. In the background, Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington. The picture was taken in 2011 during a week-long bicycle trip down the Oregon Coast.

 

A collection of material written by Andy Czernek, of Mukilteo, WA.

Other websites maintained the author include:
* Mooney Events, a calendar and other resources for owners of Mooney Aircraft

* Fry Family of Ashland County, Ohio, a family genealogy site

* Sinking of the SS Golden Gate, the story of the fire and sinking of the steamship off Manzanilla, Mexico in 1862

 

Because the website has pages on dozens of topics from aircraft to Zenith, it might be easiest to find a topic with the site search box below:

About the author of these web pages