" In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. "
Alexander Hamilton

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Opens

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's major landmarks, connecting Sydney's central business district with the North Shore commercial and residential areas. Colloquially referred to as the "coat hanger" because of its arch-based design, it is the widest long-span bridge in the world and the largest steel arch bridge: the top of the bridge stands 134 m (440 ft) above the harbor. What happened at the bridge's ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1932?




A darkroom is a workspace for the processing of light-sensitive materials. Darkrooms have been used for black and white photography since the late 19th century, but their popularity has waned with the introduction of color, Polaroid, and digital photography. The most familiar black and white processes involve developing the image, stopping the development, fixing the image, then washing and drying it. Why is it safe to use red or amber lighting in a darkroom?

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Dinu Lipatti

Dinu Lipatti was a Romanian pianist whose career was tragically cut short by his death from leukemia at age 33. Despite a relatively short playing career and a relatively small recorded legacy, Lipatti is considered among the finest pianists of the 20th century. He was much admired for his delicate sense of rhythm and timing, and he is particularly noted for his interpretations of Mozart, Bach, and Chopin. Lipatti is referenced in what landmark Japanese novel?

Last updated on Monday, 19th March 2007

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