Tag Archives: presidents

44th President of the U.S.A.

was inaugurated today in Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mr. Barack Obama

Benjamin Harrison

was born 175 years ago today

he was the 23rd president of the U.S.A., serving from March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 as such, & as a politician for the Republican Party
he was one of the presidents who were elected by the electoral college, but not the popular vote 

he was also known as “Little Ben” sometimes, as well as the “centennial president” cuz’ of the 100 years passed since the first U.S.A. President, George Washington had been inaugurated, at the time of Benjamin Harrison’s inauguration

he was born in Ohio, & passed away in Indiana, he was a lawyer, a Presbyterian, reporter (for the Indiana Supreme Court), a brevetted brigadier general, a (Republican) (Indiana) senator, & who knows what other things

Mount Rushmore

in western South Dakota, U.S.A. , depicting four U.S.A. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, & Abraham Lincoln, I was there last summer & saw it

blog post: 14.July.2008

Barbara Smoker

was born 85 years ago today in London, England

she was president of the National Secular Society (in the UK) (www.secularism.org/uk) from 1971-1996

“The one function that most gods seem to have in common is to give human existence some ultimate purpose — and, while it is not possible to disprove an ultimate purpose, there does not seem to be any evidence for it. That is not to say, of course, that there is no purpose in life at all: we all make our own purposes as we go through life. And life does not lose its value simply because it is not going to last forever.” — taken from “Why I Am An Atheist”, a script recorded in June 1985 (& broadcast on BBC World Service four times that year)

for more info on her: http://www.barbara.smoker.freeuk.com/Biography.htm