Friday

San Francisco Earthquake 1906 - Before and After Journey Down Market Street ¶




All human discoveries seem to be made only
for the purpose of confirming more and more
strongly the truths contained in the Sacred
Scriptures. - Sir William Herschel
(Astronomer)

There are more sure marks of authenticity
in the Bible than in any profane history.
- Sir Isaac Newton (Scientist)

Let mental culture go on advancing,
let the natural sciences progress in
even greater extent and depth, and
the human mind widen itself as much
as it desires; beyond the elevation
and moral culture of Christianity,
as it shines forth in the Gospels,
it will not go. - Goethe (Author)

I have known ninety-five of the world's great
men in my time, and of these eight-seven were
followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with
a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable
distance separates it from all competitors.
- W.E. Gladstone (Prime Minister)

Whatever merit there is in anything that I have
written is simply due to the fact that when I was
a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible
and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.
- John Ruskin (art critic and social commentator)

The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor
and oppressed. The human race is not in a position
to dispense with it.  - Thomas Huxley (Author & Scientist)

The whole hope of human progress is suspended
on the ever growing influence of the Bible.
- W.H. Seward (Secretary of State)

America was born a Christian nation.
America was born to exemplify that
devotion to the elements of righteousness,
which are derived from the revelations
of Holy Scriptures. Part of the destiny
of Americans lies in their daily perusal
of this great book of revelations. That
if they would see America free and pure
they will make their own spirits free and
pure by this baptism of the Holy Spirit.
 - President Woodrow Wilson

1 comment:

The Professor said...

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco, California, and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906.[3] The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.9;[1] however, other values have been proposed, from 7.7 to as high as 8.25.[4] The main shock epicenter occurred offshore about 2 miles (3 km) from the city, near Mussel Rock. It ruptured along the San Andreas Fault both northward and southward for a total of 296 miles (477 km).[5] Shaking was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles, and inland as far as central Nevada.[6] The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States[7] alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire, estimated to be above 3,000,[8] is the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history. The economic impact has been compared with the more recent Hurricane Katrina. - Wikipedia

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