Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Isaac Newton!

It's Isaac Newton's birthday. At least, it's the anniversary of his birth - January 4, 1643, according the the Gregorian calendar.

If you're a purist, you might have already marked the anniversary of his birth, on December 25th. As according to the Julian calendar, in use in England, at the time of his birth, the scientific great was born on Christmas Day, 1642.

Either way, there's a "free feature", animated, video clip (meaning you can view it without a subscription) about his life, at, today.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

Picture credit from Wikipedia : Godfrey Kneller's 1689 portrait of Isaac Newton
(age 46)


Ticia said...

One of my favorite shows on tv now joked about celebrating his birthday instead of Jesus. The idea was rather soundly rejected

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Awesome. Maybe we will watch it later today. Of course, it might give daughter ideas of getting back on my computer :)

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Christy Killoran said...

I have yet to check out brain pop. I have to do that.