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Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby brothers » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:33 pm

The term "pi" (3.1415) has an unofficial day, they celebrated pi day in 1915, and I hope someone will remember it the next time. This coming Saturday is the last time it comes around for another hundred years. Our son and his family have invited us all over for PIE day (the eating kind). We don't need much of an excuse to get together and have a great time. We're all bringing our favorite pie. Speaking of March 14th, I checked, and found that there was a lot of interesting stuff going on at the time of the last pi day. For one thing, the Great War aka WW1 was underway. The Dresden exploded and sunk on March 14, 1915. Serious stuff. The USA was hosting the San Francisco World's Fair during 1915, from February through December. I found an interesting article about the Top Ten attractions in San Francisco. Here's the link. I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. I do feel that such an undertaking would be virtually impossible these days for a whole lot of reasons. Happy pi day!
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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby EL Alamein » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:25 pm

Happy Pi Day, Gary!

Those days of old when it first started certainly were some interesting times.

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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby brothers » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:57 pm

I think I'm jealous of those folks who were fortunate to have gone to that particular fair.
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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby ShadowsDad » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Interesting. Thanks!
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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby GA Russell » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:31 am

Happy Pi Day!
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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby Rufus » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:01 am

I've learned something new. I've never heard of Pi Day, but that's probably because it only works for the American format for writing the date, i.e. month, day, year. In most of the other parts of the English-speaking world it is written day, month, year, ergo 14/03/15, which is the format I was taught to use and which is used on this forum.
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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby brothers » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:33 am

We're having a happy Pi/Pie day today. The date format isn't universal, but I'm just using the one that works best for this unofficial occasion. We just finished baking three pies to take to the party tonight. Cherry, Lemon Meringue, and my late brother's (Ron's) favorite pie - Blueberry Strata, in honor of the fact that today would have been his 64th birthday. By the way, check this out:

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Re: Pi day - 3.14 15 - looking back to 1915

Postby GA Russell » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:05 pm

LOL! That's a new one on me, Gary.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have made a nice collage to celebrate Pi Day.

https://twitter.com/Ticats/status/57674 ... 64/photo/1
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