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 Post subject: Issac Asimov's 100th Birthday
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:35 am 
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I thought many people here would be interested in learning that according to Bing's 'This day in history' would have been Isaac Asimov's 100th birthday. But I thought there was some disagreement about exactly when he was born?

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According to Wikipedia:

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Asimov, Isaac. In Memory Yet Green. p. 31. "The date of my birth, as I celebrate it, was January 2, 1920. It could not have been later than that. It might, however, have been earlier. Allowing for the uncertainties of the times, of the lack of records, of the Jewish and Julian calendars, it might have been as early as October 4, 1919. There is, however, no way of finding out. My parents were always uncertain and it really doesn't matter. I celebrate January 2, 1920, so let it be."

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 Post subject: Re: Issac Asimov's 100th Birthday
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Peregrinator wrote:
According to Wikipedia:

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Asimov, Isaac. In Memory Yet Green. p. 31. "The date of my birth, as I celebrate it, was January 2, 1920. It could not have been later than that. It might, however, have been earlier. Allowing for the uncertainties of the times, of the lack of records, of the Jewish and Julian calendars, it might have been as early as October 4, 1919. There is, however, no way of finding out. My parents were always uncertain and it really doesn't matter. I celebrate January 2, 1920, so let it be."


Yep, And his birth weight was given as 4.5 pounds.

And someone gave me the 2nd volume of Patterson's authorized bio of Heinlein for Christmas.

Took him long enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Issac Asimov's 100th Birthday
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Yay!

Looking forward to the Foundation TV series later this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Issac Asimov's 100th Birthday
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Heard Asimov speak once. Fascinating. A tour de force.

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GKC wrote:
... And someone gave me the 2nd volume of Patterson's authorized bio of Heinlein for Christmas.

Took him long enough.

For such as he or she or zeh, a panegyric should be appropriate. A paean, at least. ¿Estas de acuerdo?

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Highlander wrote:
Heard Asimov speak once. Fascinating. A tour de force.



And at that time, you did something useful, too.

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