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If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.

Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

Prospects for Women in Writing, speech Portland, 21986

This Week in History:

March 28th - April 2nd

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
What opened and when?
The Eiffel Tower in 1889
2
When and where was there a nuclear accident?
At Three-Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979
3
Which country did what in 2004?
The Republic of Ireland banned smoking in public.
4
Who died and at what age?
Pope John Paul II aged 84
5
Who was shot and when?
US President Ronald Reagan in 1981

Notes:

Three Mile Island rated 5 on International Nuclear Event Scale. Chernobyl and Fukushima both rated 7 but Three Mile Island was perhaps 100 times less serious than Fukushima. The plant is due to close in 2019 due to the high costs of operating the plant.

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