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Perhaps because of these books, a lot of writers and artists in the last 30 years have deliberately included the number 23 in their works. In the 1978 version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," a very early shot shows a dump truck with that number on it. (The trucks are being used to transport Pod people.) Also, in the current TV series "Lost" the flight that crashes takes off from gate 23.
As to whether there is any "real" significance to the number beyond random occurrence, that's certainly debatable. Two pieces of "evidence" to support the notion that 23 has special significance are the fact that the Earth's axis has a 23-degree tilt, and the fact that human genes have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Not to mention the most famous 23 of all -- the 23rd Psalm.
Originally posted by ed 209
Dunno about 2239 (the address one) - that isn't a 23. The JFK assassination date isn't a 23 either.
Originally posted by rich23
And there are people who say, btw, that the Shakespearean dates have little to no reliable documentation,particularly vis-a-vis his birth, but that it's possible that April 23rd was chosed because it was St George's Day.
His actual date of birth cannot be substantiated as at this time in England births were not formally registered and Birth Certificates were not produced.
There is a record of William's baptism in the register of the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Stratford dated 26th April 1564
Such was the rate of infant mortality that babies in those days were baptised within two or three days of their birth.
Shakespeare died at the age of 52 on 23 April 1616. This date is based on the Old Style, or Julian calendar of his time. The New Style, or Gregorian calendar date is 3 May 1616.
Shakespeare was buried on April 25, 1616 in Holy Trinity Church.
In the heat of the FCC crackdown on so-called "indecent broadcasts" Bubba The Love Sponge was fired by Clear Channel on February 23, 2004. While his program was carried on other stations, the decision was made to shut down the Bubba Radio Network and to regroup for a new start.
Bubba The Love Sponge� show re-emerged soon on Sirius in January 2006, debuting the same day as Howard Stern. (my emphases - r23)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will halt gasoline imports from September 23 and start rationing gasoline supplies to motorists because of budget constraints, Iranian Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh said on Friday.
Canada, the United States and Mexico announced the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) for North America on March 23, 2005 in Waco, Texas.
The agreement provides a framework for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to advance collaboration in areas as diverse as security, transportation, the environment and public health. On March 31, 2006, Prime Minister Harper and Presidents Bush and Fox reviewed progress on implementing the SPP and reaffirmed their commitment to advancing a positive agenda for the continent.
Thierry Henry's superb volley sent holders Brazil out of the World Cup as France moved into the semi-finals.
Inspired by man-of-the-match Zinedine Zidane, France were the better side in the first half, but failed to create clear chances to trouble Dida.
That changed just before the hour when Zidane swept a free-kick to the far post where it was sumptuously volleyed past the Brazilian goalkeeper by Henry.
Full name: Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth: June 23, 1972