Photo of the oak tree was taken heading towards Carrigaline Park and the Seagull Walkway, Carrigaline, Co.Cork
As we move into the middle of November we are moving into the transition from autumn into winter. Most of the leaves have now fallen and this transition from autumn to winter still creates lots of beautiful moments.
At this stage you will have noticed new changes to the website. There has been such positive feedback. Regular viewers have seen some big changes and new viewers are also pleased with the new layout. The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.
On This Day
On November 14th 1908 Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light
On November 14th 1985 A volcano eruption of Mount Ruiz in west central Colombia, caused the deaths of 23,000 people. The mountain had been dormant for 69 years and caught many unawares. Mud and lava flows, landslides and debris engulfed the town of Armero, killing 20,000 of its 29,000 inhabitants.
On November 14th 2015 the terrorist attacks took place in Paris. The deadliest took place at the Bataclan theatre and concert hall. In all 130 people were killed and more than 350 were wounded
Bernard Hinault (Five time Tour de France winner) is 68
King Charles (Newly crowned King of the United Kingdom) is 74
Brian Gleeson (Actor) is 35
Andrew Strong (Singer) is 49
Saint For Today
Saint for November 14th is Laurence O’Toole. He was a Benedictine Abbot and Archbishop of Dublin. He is buried at a monastery in Eu, (Normandy) and his tomb rapidly became a place of pilgrimage and many miracles are attributed to his intercession.
Significance of Today
Today Nov 14th is World Orphans Day. Tragically, millions of children all over the world have become orphaned for many reasons: war, famine, displacement, disease or poverty. To make sure that they are not forgotten, once a year there is a special day dedicated just to them. World Orphans Day always falls on the second Monday of each November.
Today Nov 14th is also World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is the cause of a myriad of dangerous health issues and building awareness is the key to lowering these problems.
Interesting Quote For Today
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~Albert Einstein
Did You Know
Did you know Mount Everest is now higher than when it was last measured. Experts have now stated thatMount Everest stands at a massive 29,031 feet due to a shift in plate tectonics.