June 21, 2012 |
Summer solstice -- where'd it go? Perhaps you were among the many who missed this year's summer solstice. It traditionally takes place June 21, which is today. But this year -- sneaky, sneaky -- the summer solstice arrived June 20. This means that many people (including yours truly) did not get the opportunity to stand outdoors, look to the skies and relish the few extra rays of sunlight delivered courtesy of the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
June 21, 2010 |
Here are some key facts about Stonehenge: WHAT IS IT AND WHERE? -- Stonehenge is an archaeological site built in prehistoric times. This monumental circular setting of towering megaliths, surrounded by an earthwork, is located on Salisbury Plain, west of London. -- A World Heritage site spread over 2,600 hectares of land, the stone circle is surrounded by a landscape comprising more than 350 burial mounds. They include 10 Neolithic long barrows, the rest are Bronze Age round barrows.
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April 24, 2009 |
Ken Annakin, a British director whose films included the family-adventure classic "Swiss Family Robinson," the madcap comedy "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and the World War II epic "The Longest Day," has died. He was 94. Annakin, who suffered a heart attack and a stroke within a day of each other in February, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, said his daughter, Deborah Annakin Peters.
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June 22, 2005 |
The first day of summer felt like it Tuesday, with clear skies, temperatures in the 80s, 90s and even the 100s in Southern California and the prospect of more warm, sunny weather for the next few days. The sun rose in Los Angeles at 5:13 a.m., marking the beginning of the longest daylight of the year, the summer solstice. Sunset wasn't until 14 hours and 55 minutes later, at 8:08 p.m. The shortest night of the year was brightened by a full moon.
June 6, 2004 |
The remembrance evening started with a head count: How many in the hall experienced the 1944 liberation of France? Of 400 people, barely three dozen hands went up. "There aren't many of us, are there?" said a hushed voice in the crowd. In Lisieux, as in other Normandy towns that took the brunt of the D-day invasion 60 years ago, the dwindling number of townspeople who experienced it are rushing to preserve their memories in a world transformed.
June 23, 2002 |
The mountain's green and shining And white rocks at the top. It's the longest day of the year. It'll never be lighter than this. I climb in good boots, Sure on the slopes, Proof against the wind And bright against loss, (These anoraks can be seen at a mile). Behind me the sun slips. I climb fast. It's the longest day of the year. The mountain's purple, and I reach The black rocks at the top. I mean well, But I can't climb faster Than the world turns. It'll never be lighter than this.