Friday 20 April 2018


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Full moon :
30/04 02:59

New moon :
15/05 13:48

25 jours depuis la dernire lune

20 April

1902 : Pierre and Marie Curie isolate radium

On April 20, 1902, Pierre and Marie Curie isolated radioactive radium extracted from uranium ore in theirlaboratory in Paris.
For this discovery, with Henri Becquerel, they win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903.
Radioactivity, radiation caused by atomic disintegration, was the main subject of study for Marie Curie for the rest of her life.

1914 : Ludlow massacre

On April 20, 1914, 19 people, men, women and children were killed when the National Guard attacked striking miners and their families in Ludlow, Colorado. The strike had begun six months earlier against working conditions. The massacre left ruins in the camp of the miners who attacked and destroyed a number of mines in the following days. The conflict ended when federal troops came to disarm the two camps.

1978 : A Korean flight forced to land by the Soviet Union

On April 20, 1978, the Soviet Union shot on a Korean commercial flight that had diverted from its route and entered Soviet airspace. The jet made an emergency landing on a frozen lake.

1999 : Columbine High School massacre

On April 20, 1999, two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shooted automatic weapons and threw homemade bombs at Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado. 13 people were killed and 24 wounded before the shooters kill themselves.
This massacre opened the debate on gun control, gun violence among young people and violent video games. It also inspired other troubled teens who commited similar killings in the world.

2010 : Deepwater Horizon explosion

On 20 April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, managed by BP, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers. The ensuing oil spill was the largest in history and caused an unprecedented ecological disaster. The local economy was devastated. Large quantities of hazardous chemicals were used to try to limit the spread of oil. The leak was not plugged until 19 September.

: 20 April

Marie Curie
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

: 20 April

Go-Kōmyō, Emperor of Japan (1633)
Charles Plumier, French botanist (1646)
Louis-Napolon Bonaparte, President of the French Second Republic and Emperor (1808)
Paul Poiret, French fashion designer (1879)
Adolf Hitler, Chancellor and Fhrer of Germany (1889)
Joan Mir, Spanish painter (1893)
Harold Lloyd, American actor (1893)
Henry de Montherlant, French writer (1895)
Bruce Cabot, American actor (1904)
George Stibitz, American scientist, pioneer in computer (1904)
Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1918)
Ronald Speirs, U.S. Army Officer in 101st Airborne Division (1920)
Karl Alexander Mller, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1927)
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian politician (1939)
Ryan O'Neal, American actor (1941)
Michael Brandon, American actor (1945)
David Leland, English director (1947)
Jessica Lange, American actress (1949)
Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater (1964)
Andy Serkis, English actor (1964)
Shemar Moore, American actor (1970)
Tina Cousins, English singer (1971)
Carmen Electra, American actress and model (1972)
Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel (1983)

Ils nous ont quitt un 20 April

Zhengde, Emperor of China (1521)
Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize (1918)
Christian X, King of Denmark (1947)
Don Siegel, American director (1991)
Benny Hill, English comedian (1992)
Jean Carmet, French actor (1994)
Fred Fish, American computer programmer (2007)

: 20 April

Chit chat

No, chatting is not obvious to everyone!
Here are some tips to find out what to say when you need to have casual conversation with people you do not know well.

Start the conversation by greeting the person with a smile and introduce yourself if necessary.

Make a sincere compliment to that person to put her or him at ease.

Then, find something informal to talk about : getting news from her or his family, talking about mutual friends...

Ask questions that can not be answered by yes or no to know the person better.

Openly show interest in what the person said.

When you feel the conversation should end, tell the person you have been delighted to meet her or him and take leave with a smile, shaking hands and leaving your business card if it is a business relationship.


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