The Aztec calendar stone or Mexica Sun Stone is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons. The exact purpose and meaning of the stone is unclear.
Artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) Description English: Portrait of the Salem, Massachusetts, merchant Benjamin Pickman Sr. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Date circa 1758-1761 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 50 3/8 in. x 40 1/4 in. Current location (Inventory)Yale University Art Gallery Source/Photographer Yale University Art Gallery
On this day 16th March, 1774 the birth of Matthew Flinders, English explorer who circumnavigated Australia. The Flinders River in Queensland and the Finders Range in South Australia are named after him B. Lowe