Earthquake 1853 Cumana Venezula


Today we remember the Cumana quake of July 15, 1853, one of the worst quakes in Venezuelan history.   Totally all Venezuelan quakes from 1610 to 2018, but excluding this one, they get an average score of 5.85, roughly right in the middle, of a 12 point scale.  This one though, was astounding, 50% stronger than…

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#618 James Ramsay MacDonald, Labour PM


In Mac Jones, The Essentials of Astrology, he writes that James R. MacDonald is his illustration of the "see saw type" and the real creator and organizer of the Labor Party in Great Britian. MacDonald was born in Lossiemouth, Scotland on October 12, 1866 at 11:24 PM according to Jones.  He was the first Prime…

#710 Grasping Mussolini


Benito Mussolini  was named for Benito Juarez of Mexico, because his socialist father felt it would give his son character.  Strong willed, and intelligent, when his father was told by the nuns that his son had academic promise, Signore Mussolini told his son to beat his teacher up, lest she encourage the boy to be…