Thursday, 11 February 2016

11 February

This day has some of the best lucky events. First in 1826, the University College London was founded under the name University of London. Then, in 1938, the BBC produced the world's first ever science fiction television program, which was an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R. that coined the term "robot". In 1847 Thomas Edison, an American engineer and businessman who developed the light bulb and phonograph, was born and in 1919 Eva Gabor was born (“Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once.”). On this day, the 11th of February, in 1926 the actor Leslie Nielsen was born (“don't call me Shirley”) and on the same day in 1934, fashion designer Mary Quant was born (“A woman is as young as her knees.”)

However, the day goes to one of the most historical events in history, as it was on 11th February in 1990 that Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Have a wonderfully peaceful lucky day my friend.