Wednesday, April 25, 2012

On April 25th

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Lysander’s Spartan Navies and Armies defeat the Athenians thus ending the Peloponnesian War, 404 B.C. following over a quarter-century of hostilities. Whether the Spartans or the Athenians should rule became totally moot a half-century later when Philip of Macedon conquered the whole of Greece.

Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acid, describing the now-famous double-helix structure of DNA, 1953.
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Shelly said...

This is a pretty significant day, then. I've been trying to think of something I can share with my students who are struck with end of year itis right now and just want each day to pass quickly. This will be my nugget for today- thank you!

John Cowart said...

Hi Vanilla,

I can think of only one response to this:

How 'bout them Gators!

vanilla said...

Shelly, glad to be of assistance. Must have been my inner teacher that motivated the post.

John, non sequitur; but okay.

Sharkbytes said...

I remember the Watson and Crick event. Lysander, not so much!

vanilla said...

Shark, vaguely recall the Watson/Crick event; no memory of Lysander at all-- except what I heard in world history class.