Top 10 Reality of 2015

3rd, 2015
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A NEW YEAR is with us, so here are a few things to celebrate in 2015. Top 10 facts about 2015

Isaac Asimov’s story runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of robotics, is set in 2015

1.The United Nations has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils.

2. The Year of Light commemorates the centenary of Einstein’s formulation of the Theory of General Relativity which predicted that light is deflected by gravity.

3. This year is the 800th anniversary of King John issuing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.

4. It is the 600th anniversary of England’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415…

Isaac Asimov’s story runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of robotics, is set in 2015
5.…and it’s the 200th anniversary of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

6. In 1815, Humphrey Davy invented the miners lamp.

7. Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton was born 250 years ago in 1765 and died 200 years ago in 1815.

8. Isaac Asimov’s story Runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of Robotics, is set in 2015.

9. Stanley Matthews, Norman Wisdom, Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles, and Frank Sinatra were all born 100 years ago.

10. This is also the bicentenary of the opening of the world’s first commercial cheese factory, in Switzerland in 1815.

 

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