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—  abraham lincoln at his 200th birthday party on the moon when we FINALLY pulled him away from the shots table with empress theodora and selena gomez
Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Dickens

Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Dickens

Find some time to help mark this well-loved and iconic British author’s 200th birthday. Read one of his famous works as a thank you.

To learn more about Charles Dickens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

His works:


The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Adventures of Oliver Twist The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge

A Christmas Carol

The Chimes

The Cricket on the Hearth

The Battle of Life

The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Dombey and Son

David Copperfield

Bleak House

Hard Times

Little Dorrit

A Tale of Two Cities

Great Expectations

Our Mutual Friend

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Short story collections:

Sketches by Boz

The Mudfog Papers

Reprinted Pieces

The Uncommercial Traveller

What Christmas Is, as We Grow Older

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

The Seven Poor Travelers

The Holly-Tree Inn

The Wreck of the “Golden Mary”

The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

A House to Let

The Haunted House

A Message from the Sea

Tom Tiddler’s Ground

Somebody’s Luggage

Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings

Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy

Doctor Marigold’s Prescriptions

Mugby Junction

No Thoroughfare

Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Plays

The Village Coquettes

The Fine Old English Gentleman

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

American Notes: For General Circulation

Pictures from Italy

Thank you Mr. Dickens, your works have inspired us, one and all.


The stethoscope is celebrating it’s 200th birthday this year! Invented in 1816 by a young French physician, it was intended to preserve the modesty of a young female patient. Dr. Laennec was uncomfortable simply putting his ear to the woman’s chest, as was the usual practice at the time. And thus was born what has become a permanent fixture around today’s doctor’s necks.

200 years ago today, on December 11, 1815, Jane Austen wrote this letter to her publisher, John Murray:

“As I find that Emma is advertised for publication as early as Saturday next, I think it best to lose no time in settling all that remains to be settled on the subject & adopt this method of doing so, as involving the smallest tax on your  
time …”

So get ready to celebrate Emma’s 200th birthday, just around the same time we celebrate Jane Austen’s 240th birthday on December 16!

Read the rest of this letter at The John Murray Archives online.

P&P 200: Happy 200th Birthday Pride and Prejudice! #PrideandPrejudice200

It is a truth universally acknowledged that 
Jane Austen’s “darling child,” PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, originally titled, “First Impressions,” celebrates its 200th Anniversary of publication today, January 28, 2013!

Happy 200th Birthday Pride and Prejudice!!! and
Happy 200th Anniversary Elizabeth & Darcy!!! :-)

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”… “You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared me the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner. ” Happy 200th Birthday!
Come Visit Strands of Pearls

Happy 200th Birthday to the conception Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
here’s to my original ot3 — and the modern college au this story was always meant to be)

We sat late. We could not tear ourselves away from each other nor persuade ourselves to say the word “Farewell!” It was said, and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived; but when at morning’s dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there—my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my Elizabeth to renew her entreaties that I would write often and to bestow the last feminine attentions on her playmate and friend.

Stethoscope is celebrating 200th birthday today. The Stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec at the Necker Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. It consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural.

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