Happy Birthday Earth

History of Sorts

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I would like to wish this blue planet called earth a happy birthday , because on this day 23 October 4004 BC at 6 pm, earth was created.

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Well this is according Archbishop James Ussher. (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin was highly regarded in his day as a churchman and as a scholar.james_ussher

Of his many works, his treatise on chronology has proved the most durable. Based on an intricate correlation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean histories and Holy writ, it was incorporated into an authorized version of the Bible printed in 1701, and thus came to be regarded with almost as much unquestioning reverence as the Bible itself. Having established the first day of creation as Sunday 23 October 4004 BC

Ussher calculated the dates of other biblical events, concluding, for example, that Adam and Eve were driven from…

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