Numbers​ mean​ nothing​ when​ you​ are​ a​ zero in​ life- Anthony T. Hincks


The number on this building was of some interest to me.

You can also notice entirely two different years-1878 and 1918.

I was confused.

I guess 1878 indicates the year the building was inaugurated.

And 1918?

This click I took in 2017. Almost 100 yrs. apart!

Have you come across this type of number display anywhere?

I am curious to know the meaning and purpose

Of course, one can draw many possibilities.

What are your thoughts?

Any idea what significance the year 1878 holds?

  • Umberto I becomes king of Italy
  • Sofia emancipated from Ottoman rule
  • The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg
  • Thomas Edison patents the phonogram
  • Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat SS Princess Alice 1865 2 collides with the ‘Bywell Castle’ in the River Thames.
  • John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania
  • Manchester United FC founded
  • Pope Pious IX died
  • And many more (mostly war-related)

What about the year 1918?

  • Finnish war
  • Ukraine declared independence from Bolshevik Russia
  • The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity dies in Cincinnati Zoo
  • The last monarch of Mecklenburg-Strelitz commits suicide.
  • Spanish flu devastates the world
  • Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years
  • First world war
  • Bolsheviks killed Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family
  • Mexico revolution
  • Russian civil war
  • Portugal president assassinated
  • And many more (mostly war-related)

My question to you

You are nothing if you have no money.

Can you earn money by having knowledge about these things?

Any amount of general knowledge (Remember-I am not including common sense) is not going to provide you with your daily bread.

Don’t you agree that stuff that is considered ‘general knowledge’ is pointless when you are busy struggling with your existence?

There is a saying that 98% of what you learn is a waste!

The sad part is 98% of what you learn changes, and you remain a student forever.

Is it not beneficial to the students if they are taught ‘valuable lessons’ rather than ‘general lessons’?

I don’t know whether the above saying is true or not.

My point is…

Historians, Scientists and War veterans may appreciate or even remember these events.

So what is the benefit you have by knowing this and even if you read and know or remember, how much this knowledge has a financial windfall effect on you, on a personal level and that too in your daily life?

Does anybody remember or thank the person who invented the cellphone?

Is not Anthony T Hincks’s quote in the title apt?

Please feel free to share your views.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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