Monday, 14 March 2016

14 March

And so, here we are on the 14th day of the third month, and what lucky events do we have in store for you! 1885, The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, received its first public performance in London and, in 1900, the Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard. In 1931, Alam Ara, India's first talking film, was released and, in 1942, Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States to successfully treat a patient with penicillin. Finally, and maybe not a lucky event for everyone, but in 2007 the first World Maths Day was celebrated.

Famous people born on this day include Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor, born 1804; Michael Caine, English actor (“You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”) born 1933; Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer, born 1933; and Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, born 1948.

However, despite the greatness of many of these men, the day goes to a German-American physicist, engineer, academic and Nobel Prize winner: Albert Einstein, born 1879:

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Wishing you a very lucky day! It's a Monday so check our Lucky Day Draw after 10am as it really could be your Lucky Day!