Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Sunday

April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and 36, traditionally 33.

April 24, 1479 BC

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt

Thutmose III (meaning "Thoth is born") was the 6th Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first twenty-two years of his reign, he was co-regent with his stepmother and aunt, Hatshepsut. After her death and his later rise to being the pharaoh of the kingdom, he created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen. Officially, Thutmose III ruled Egypt for almost fifty-four years - from April 24, 1479 BC to March 11, 1425 BC; however, this includes the twenty-two years he was co-regent to Hatshepsut. He was buried in the Valley of the Kings.

Thoth as Moses

Passover - April 18-26, 2011

Passover commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. As described in the Book of Exodus, Passover marks the "birth" of the Children of Israel who become the Jewish nation, as the Jews' ancestors were freed from being slaves of Pharaoh and allowed to become followers of God instead.

Nile River Delta

Nile river delta at night   PhysOrg - April 21, 2011

One of the fascinating aspects of viewing Earth at night is how well the lights show the distribution of people. In this view of Egypt, the population is shown to be almost completely concentrated along the Nile Valley, just a small percentage of the country¹s land area.


The Nile River Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas - from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline and is a rich agricultural region. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo.

People have lived in the Nile Delta region for thousands of years, and it has been intensively farmed for at least five thousand years. The Nile River used to flood on an annual basis, but this ended with the construction of the Aswan Dam. Records from ancient times (Pliny the Elder) show that the delta had seven distributaries: (from east to west) the Pelusiac, the Tanitic, the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic. There are now only two main branches, due to flood control, silting and changing relief: The Damietta to the east and the Rosetta on the western part of the delta. The Rosetta Stone was found in the Nile Delta in 1799 in the port city of Rosetta. The delta was a major constituent of Lower Egypt. The Biblical Land of Goshen was located in a small area on the west bank of the Pelusiac distributary. There are many archaeological sites in and around the Nile Delta.

April 24, 1990

Hubble Telescope Is Launched Wikipedia

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The great spirals ... apparently lie outside our stellar system.

Edwin Hubble Quotes

April 24, 1964 - November 2, 2009

Lonnie Zamora

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Lonnie Zamora was a New Mexico police officer who reported a close encounter of the first, second and third kinds on Friday, April 24, 1964, near Socorro, New Mexico. Zamora's account received considerable coverage in the mass media, and is sometimes regarded as one of the best documented, yet most perplexing UFO reports.