Who said those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it?

Who said those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it?

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

Which pianist was deaf?

Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf.

Why is there a leap year every 4th year?

A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra, or intercalary, day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about 365¼ days.

Were movie trailers always played before the movie?

No. They originally “trailed” the feature film—hence the name. The first trailer appeared in 1912 and was for a Broadway show, not a movie.

Which state is referred to as the Treasure State?

For more than a half century Montana would be known as the Treasure State because of its status as the country’s foremost producer of metallic treasure–gold, silver, and, most importantly, copper. The enticing Treasure State nickname had stiff competition, however.

Do all fish have eyes?

No. Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean’s surface do not have eyes.

How old does furniture have to be to be considered antique?

The rule of thumb used by most antique dealers is that anything about 100 years or older is an antique. Items that are old, but not quite that old, are called vintage.

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get its name?

Leonard Skinner, the school basketball coach who inspired the name of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd after telling its members their hair was too long, has died aged 77. Mr Skinner died in his sleep at the St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville, Florida, where he had been living for about a year.