Tuesday Quiz

What happened today in 2136 BC?

No doubt Google will come to the rescue of those who don’t know (mutters beneath his breath that the world is not what it used to be)

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s
14 years ago

um, that would be 2136 BCE

Tony T.
14 years ago

Kevin Rudd first said “a cunning politician”.

wilful
wilful
14 years ago

So are you going to tell us, or what?

wilful
wilful
14 years ago

Well did you know it was also the Earth’s 1838th birthday that day?

http://www.metafilter.com/65799/No-dearth-of-mirth-today

And today is the 6010th birthday? Certainly no BCE for that calculation.

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s
14 years ago

6010 was yesterday, that lunatic Ussher calculated the day was 23rd October 4004 BC (certainly not BCE). As a geologist I feel dirty just having written that date…

Nabakov
Nabakov
14 years ago

But did Ussher make allowances for the shift from the Gregorian to Julian calendar? I think we should be told.

Sir Henry
Sir Henry
14 years ago

The Ionians arrived in Anatolia settling into the region of Troy. Which explains why the Turks are now hopping into their tanks I suppose.