Tuesday, October 18, 2016
"I Wish I Was 18 Again!"
October XVIIIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Some interesting factoids about the number "18" as its October 18th or XVIIIth today.
18-0. The War of "18"12 MDCCCXII was declared official in that year but didn't have its first conflict until "18"13 or MDCCCXIII.
18-1. Actor & comedian & Academy Award (TM) Winner George Burns was 92 when he made the film "18 Again!"
18-2. The Hebrew word for life or chai has 18 as its value. Which means the number is good luck & is associated with hoping people live a good long life.
18-3. 18th President Of The United States Of America Ulysses Simpson Grant, Republican-Illinois was an outstanding Civil War General for the Union. Also the novel "Ulysses" by James Joyce has 18 chapters.
18-4. 18 degrees fahrenheit converts to -7.77778 degrees centigrade.
18-5. "I'm Eighteen" was shock rocker Alice Cooper's first Top 10 rock single.