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#305842 - 03/04/18 04:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Sir Roger Bannister, first athlete to break four-minute mile, dies aged 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, has died. He was 88.
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A statement released on behalf of his family said he had died in his sleep “surrounded by his family, who were as loved by him as he was loved by them. He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends.”

After Bannister broke the mile record, running three minutes, 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, he collapsed into a pack of men, his body feeling “like an exploding flashbulb”. Then came the words that revived him quicker than any pick-me-up. “Result of event eight: one mile. First, RG Bannister of Exeter and Merton colleges, in a time which, subject to ratification, is a new track record, British record, European record, Commonwealth record and world record three minutes and …” The rest of the sentence was drowned by cheers.



#305975 - 03/14/18 04:06 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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It's like the Great Library at Alexandria burning down all over again.

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

The Guardian UK
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."

----Leon Russell - "Magic Mirror"

#305976 - 03/14/18 05:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
It's like the Great Library at Alexandria burning down all over again.

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

The Guardian UK

RIP Professor Hawking. Bow

It was kinda neat that only last week Professor Hawking was asked his thoughts about what existed before the Big Bang, and Professor Hawking said: Nothing

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