On the Number 17

17 in Mathematics
1) The 9th odd number = 17
2) The 7th prime number: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17
3) The 3rd Fermat prime: 3, 5, 17, 257, 65537
4) The 4th Eisenstein prime: 2, 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 41, 47, 53, 59
5) Sum of the first four prime numbers = 2 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 17
6) 34/2 = 17; 51/3 = 17; 68/4 = 17
7) Sum of the 1st & 4th square numbers = 12 + 42 = 1 + 16 = 17
8) Sum of the 4th odd number & 5th even number = 7 + 10 = 17
9) Sum of the 3rd & 4th composite numbers = 8 + 9 = 17
Sum of the 3rd composite & 3rd square numbers = 8 + 9 = 17
Sum of the 2nd cube & 3rd square numbers = 8 + 9 = 17
10) Sum of the 1st perfect number & 5th prime number = 6 + 11 = 17
11) Sum of the 1st abundant number & 3rd prime number = 12 + 5 = 17
12) Sum of 1st, 3rd, & 4th triangular numbers = 1 + 6 + 10 = 17
13) Sum of the 1st, 4th, & 7th Fibonacci numbers = 1 + 3 + 13 = 17
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
14) Sum of the 1st, 2nd, & 5th lucky numbers = 1 + 3 + 13 = 17
15) 17 appears in the 8th set of amicable numbers, 17,296 and 18,416
Also in the 19th set of amicable numbers: 171,856 and 176,336
More on Amicable Numbers
16) 17 appears twice in the 9th perfect number
as the 16th-17th digits & the 35th-36 digits:
List of 15 Perfect Numbers
17) The shortest side of the 8th primitive
Pythagorean triangle, 17-144-145 is 17
18) Square root of 17 = 4.123105626
19) Cube root of 17 = 2.571281591
20) ln 17 = 2.833213344 (natural log to the base e)
21) log 17 = 1.230448921 (logarithm to the base 10)
22) Sin 17o = 0.121869343
Cos 17o = 0.956304756
Tan 17o = 0.305730681
23) 1/17 expressed as a decimal = 0.058823529
24) The 95th & 96th digits of pi, π = 17
The 138th & 139th digits of pi, π = 17
The 155th & 156th digits of pi, π = 17
25) The 35th & 36th digits of phi, φ = 17
The 43rd & 44th digits of phi, φ = 17
Phi or φ = 1.61803398874989484820 is a transcendental number,
also called the Golden Ratio (or Golden number).
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) first called it the sectio aurea,
(Latin for the golden section) and related it to human anatomy.
Ratios may be found in the Pyramids of Giza & the Greek Parthenon.
26) The 161st & 162nd digits of e = 17
The 173rd & 174th digits of e = 17
(e = 2.7182818284 5904523536...)
27) Binary number for 29 = 10001
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
28) ASCII value for 17 = DC1
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
29) Hexadecimal number for 17 = 11
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
30) Octal number for 29 = 021
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
31) The Greek-based numeric prefix heptadeca- means 17.
32) The Latin-based numeric prefix septendeci- means 17.
33) heptakaidecagon is a polygon with 17 sides.
34) heptakaidecahedron is a polyhedron with 17 faces.
35) septendecennial means a 17 year anniversary or recurring every 17 years.
36) The Roman numeral for 17 is XVII.
37) Shí Qi is the Chinese ideograph for 17.
38) is the Babylonian number for 17.
39) is the Mayan number for 17.
40) 29 in different languages:
Dutch: zeventien, French: dix-sept, German: siebzehn, Hungarian: tizenhét,
Italian: diciassette, Spanish: diecisiete, Swahili: kumi na saba, Swedish: sjutton
17 in Science
48) Synodic month: Number of days in a lunar cycle = 29.53059
49) Number of days in a "defective" Jewish lunar month = 29
50) Number of days in an even Macedonian calendar month = 29
51) Number of years that Saturn makes a solar revolution = 29.46
52) The human skull has 29 bones (face 14, cranium 8, ear 6, top of throat 1).
Some sources consider 22 bones in the human skull, excluding the ears and the hyoid bone.
53) According the Gray's Anatomy, the human intestinal canal is 29 feet long.
54) Atomic Number of Chlorine (Cl) = 17 (17 protons & 17 electrons)
Chlorine is a greenish yellow gas which combines directly with nearly all elements.
Chlorine is a respiratory irritant. The gas irritates the mucous membranes and
the liquid burns the skin. It was used as a war gas in 1915. It is not found
in a free state in nature, but is found commonly as NaCl (solid or seawater).
55) Average Molecular Weight of Air = 29 (28.96)
56) Molecular Weight of Lithium oxide, Li2O = 29.88
57) Compounds whose melting point = 29oC:
Calcium chloride, CaCl22O, MP = 29.92oC
Lithium nitrate, LiNO32O, MP = 29.88oC
Chloro benzyl chloride, ClC6H4-CH2Cl, MP = 29oC
Chloro o-toluidine (m), Cl-C6H3(CH3)NH2, MP = 29-30oC
Diethylene dilaurate, (C11H23COSUB>2C2H4)2, MP = 28-30oC
Nitro styrene (p), NO2-C6H4-CH=CH2, MP = 29oC
[Norbert A. Lange, Handbook of Chemistry, Sandusky, Ohio (1952)]
58) The 29th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Leucine (L)
The 29th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Glycine (G)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
59) "Haemoglobin Lufkin: β29 (B11) Gly replaced by Asp.
An unstable hemoglobin variant involving an internal amino acid residue."
R.M. Schmidt, K.C. Bechtel, M.H. Johnson, B.L. Therrell, Jr. W.F. Moo-Penn,
Hemoglobin Vol. 1, 799-814 (1977)
Hemoglobin Lufkin was found in a Black-American family. Structural analysis of the
abnormal hemoglobin indicates a substitution of aspartic acid for glycine at position 29
in the beta chain. Marked instability of the variant hemoglobin is demonstrated by the
rapid formation of inclusion bodies upon exposure of the red cells to redox dyes and by
the large percentage of precipitated hemoglobin at 65 oC. The oxygen affinity,
the Bohr effect, and the degree of cooperativity of Hb Lufkin and Hb A are similar over
the physiologic pH range. However, at acid pH the oxygen affinity of the variant is increased.
Unlike other variants in the B helix, Hb Lufkin is not associated with methemoglobinemia.
60) The 29th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Leucine (L) [A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
61) The 29th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease
is Methionine (M). It is next to Glutamine-28 and Methione-30.
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 235, 633 (1960)]
62) The 29th amino acid in the 32-residue sequence of human calcitonin is Valine (V).
In salmon calcitonin, the 29th residue is Serine (S).
In bovine and porcine calcitonin, the 29th residue is Proline (P).
[H.D. Niall, et. al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 64, 771-778 (1969)]
Sequence alignment of calcitonin by Margaret O. Dayhoff
[Atlas of Protein Sequence and Structure, Vol. 5, Suppl. 3 (1978), p. 149]
shows conservation of Gly-28 in all 9 species—
human, bovine, sheep, pig, rat, eel, and salmon 1-3.
European J. Biochem. 269, 780-791 (2002)
63) Glucagon is a 29 amino acid peptide hormone
liberated in the a cells of the islets of Langerhans.
The 29th amino acid of glucagon is Threonine (T)
Chou & Fasman's protein conformation prediction showed that glucagon
19-29 region to have both α-helical and β-structural potential.
Biochemistry, Vol. 14, 2536-2541 (1975).
64) β-Turn Frequencies in 29 proteins:
[from Table VIII (p. 71) of P.Y. Chou & G.D. Fasman,
Advances in Enzymology 47, 45-148 (1978)]
[Peter Y. Chou & Gerald D. Fasman, "β-Turn in Proteins",
Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol. 115, 135-175 (1977)]
Abstract: The X-ray atomic co-ordinates from 29 proteins of known sequence and
structure were utilized to elucidate 459 β-turns in regions of chain reversals.
65) An automated computer prediction of the chain reversal regions of globular proteins was published
using bend frequencies and β-turn conformational parameters (Pt) determined from
408 β-turns in 29 proteins calculated from x-ray atomic coordinates.
P. Y. Chou & G. D. Fasman, "Prediction of β-Turns"
Biophysical Journal, Vol. 26, 367-383 (1979)
Using the bend frequencies based on 29 proteins β-turn probability profiles were calculated
for the C-peptides of 10 mammalian proinsulins, for 7 proteinase inhibitors, and for 12 species of
pancreatic ribonucleases. Results suggest that chain reversal regions play an essential role in keeping
the active structural domains in hormones and enzymes intact for their specific biological function.
P. Y. Chou & G. D. Fasman, "Conservation of chain reversal regions in proteins"
Biophysical Journal, Vol. 26, 385-399 (1979)

Sweet Vivien
66) Sweet Vivien
        (Little Darling x Odorata)
        Hybridized USA, 1961
        by Frank Raffel
        Pink edges, white center

      17 petals

67) Rose des Maures
      aka Sissinghurst Castle
        Class: Hybrid Gallica
        Reintroduced: 1947
        Breeder:  Sackville-West
        Blooms are 2.5"

      17 petals

Rose des Maures

Rose Armada
68) Rose Armada
      aka Trinity Fair
      Bred in UK, 1988 by Harkness
        Modern Shrub Rose
        (New Dawn x Silver Jubilee)
        Pink blooms, mild fragrance

        17 petals
69) Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Helvola'
      Bred: Joseph B.L. Marliac, 1879
        Miniature Water Lily
        (N. tetragona x N. mexicana)
        medium yellow flowers
        evolve into stellate form
        measure only 2-3 in. (5-8 cm)

        16-17 petals

Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Helvola'
70) Messier object M29
M29 is a rather coarse and less impressive cluster,
situated in the highly crowded area of Milky Way
near Gamma Cygni, at a distance of 4,000 light years
from the Earth. Open cluster M29 was discovered by
Charles Messier, who cataloged it on July 29, 1764.
The four brightest stars form a quadrilateral,
and another three, a triangle north of them.
71) The New General Catalog (NGC) is a listing of nearly 8,000 non-stellar objects,
such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, compiled by J.L.E. Dreyer (1887).
NGC 29 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. (Image)
72) 29 Amphitrite is one of the largest Main belt asteroids.
It has a relatively bright surface and a composition of silicates rock and iron-nickel metals.
Amphitrite was discovered by Albert Marth on March 1, 1854. It was his only asteroid discovery.
It is named after Amphitrite, a sea goddess in Greek mythology.
Its diameter is 1212.2 km, rotation period of 5.39 hours, and orbital period of 4.08 years.
"Asteroid 29 Amphitrite— Surface Composition and Spectral Variation"
by J.F. Bell, et. al., Astron. Soc. Pacific Pub. 97, 892 (Oct. 1985)
73) Volume 29 of Nature (1883)— A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science
was published by Macmillan & Co., London (November 1, 1883 to April 24, 1884), pp. 1-616
Wordsworth epigraph on cover: "To the solid ground
Of Nature trusts the mind which builds for aye."

Four interesting articles in Nature XXIX:
1) J. Norman Lockyer, "Movements of the Earth: II. Measurement of Time",
    Nature XXIX, 65-69 (Nov. 15, 1883):
It has been shown how, by the application of geometrical and optical principles,
the measurement of angular space has been carried cown to the 1/100th of a second of arc,
such a quantity being 1/129,600,000th part of an entire circumference, and when such an
accuracy as this has been attained, and the altitude or the azimuth of the sun, or moon,
or any other heavenly body can be correctly stated with this exactitude, it will be seen
how much better off in the way of defining positions is the modern astronomer than was
Hipparchus with his 1/3rd, and Tycho Brahe with his 1/4th of a degree... The next thing
to be done, is to see how far we moderns have got in another kind of measurement, no longer
the measurement of arc— the measurement of angular distance— but the measurement
of time... Time can be divided down to the 1/10th of a second, or to the 864,000th part
of a day, not only by a clock, but also by this chronometer... In the Book of Job, there is a
reference to the constellation of Orion, also called Charles's Wain, or the Great Bear, known
to the ancients. If the stars were very close to us the smallest motion either of earth or star
would at once change their apparent positions, and would prevent this fixity of appearance,
and the skies would be filled, not with the constellations with which we are so familiar, but
with noew and ever-changing clusters of stars. This constancy of the constellations, not only
from century to century, but from era to era, clearly proves that the stars of which they are
made up must be at an infinite distance from the earth. [Measure changes in star's positions over time.]
2) William Thomson, (Lord Kelvin) "Scientific Worthies: XXIII—
    Sir Charles William Siemens (Born April 4, 1823; Died Nov. 19, 1883)"
    Nature XXIX, 97-99 (November 29, 1883),
    250-254 (July 12, 1883), 274-278 (July 19, 1883)
The death of Sir William Siemens, coming as it did so suddenly and unexpectedly, has been
felt as a severe blow and grief through a far wider circle than that of his personal friends...
William Siemens had the great characteristic common to all men who have left their mark
on the world, the perfervidum ingeniium, in which thought leads to instant action. When he
was only 20 years old he came to England with his brother Werner, to realise an invention for
electo-gilding. A year later he invented the chronometric governor, and later, the watermeter.
They later invented the Siemens armature, and their achievements in Atlantic cable-laying...
In private life Sir William Siemens, with his lively bright intelligence always present and
eager to give pleasure and benefit to those around him, was a most lovable man, singularly
unselfish and full of kind thought and care for others. The writer of the present article
has for nearly a quarter of a century had the happiness of personal friendship with him.
The occasions of meeting him, more frequent of late years, and more and more frequent
to the very end, are among the happiest of recollections. The thought that they can now
live only in memory is too full of grief to find expression in words.
3) C. Piazzi Smyth, "The Remarkable Sunsets"
    Nature XXIX, 149-153 (Dec. 13, 1883):
On December 3 [1883], the reds were so powerful at certain times, and the air so clear
between me and them, that the young crescent moon, though low down in the sky, shone
by contrast to the scarlet cloudlets aroud it with a sort of supernatural lustre of blue silver;
while the gaslights under the same constrast, though in reality a gross beery brown in colour,
appeared of a delicate sulphur, almost greenish, yellow. Those clouds, therefore, were so red
in consequence of something that had happened to the sunlight illumining them which had
not happened to that illumining the moon... But the sunset of December 5 was very different.
In the course of the evening there were two or three distinct atempts, as it were, for the
clouds to assume red hues, but they lasted for only a few seconds each; and though some
aspects of the scene were very fine pictorially, it had to be classed as a "yellow sunset"...
this may yet have something to do with the green and blue suns seen in India last September,
and they with the great volcanic explosions in Java last August, so destructive of human life!
4) E. Metzger, "Gleanings from the Reports Concerning the Eruption of Krakatoa"
    Nature XXIX, 240-244 (Jan. 10, 1884):
On the Island of Bali strong detonations were heard in the morning of August 26 [1883]...
On borad the Charles Bal at 4:15 an eruption at the east of Krakatoa was observed;
the masses which were driven forth to the east had the apperance of a furious squall...
At 5 pm sky darkening, detonations stronger, pumice-stones pouring down, rather big pieces...
Waves at Anjer (August 27, 9 am) estimated to be 135 feet (about 41 metres)... Sibessie
was from the sea to the top buried under ashes (all people killed)... Up to November 1,
they counted 32,635 persons killed by the eruption.
5) M.C. van Doorn, officer in command of H.M. ship Hydrograaf, "The Eruption of Krakatoa"
    Nature XXIX, 268-269 (Jan. 17, 1884):
Sixteen volcanoes now working between the spot where Krakatoa was before and Sebesie. Such was
one of the first reports which was sent by cable to Singapore, and which we heard at Pontianak.
Krakatoa has not entirely disappeared, while, till now, no new volcanoes are visible in the
neighborhood... The northern part of the island has entirely disappeared... Where was land before,
there is now no bottom to be found; at least we could not fathom it with lines of 200 fathoms
(360 metres) long... Lang Island formerly covered by a luxurious vegetation, is now buried under
a mass of pumice-stone, and appear like shapeless clods of burst clay... Sebesie is also covered
with ashes up to the top— 859 metres— which appear like a grayish-yellow cloth.
Krakatoa Eruption of August 26, 1883
74) Volume 29 of Science (1908)— a Weekly Journal devoted
to the Advancement of Science was published by
The Science Press, New York (January-June 1909), pp. 1-1014
Interesting articles in this volume:
1) Edward L. Nichols, "Science and the Practical Problems of the Future"
    Science XXIX, 1-10 (January 1, 1909)
    The end of the world has long been a favorite subject of speculation.
    The ancients and our forefathers of the middle ages were pleased to imagine
    some sudden final disaster; as by fire. Science in our own day furnishes a basis
    for a more definite forecast... Unchecked wastefulness as in the extermination of
    the bison, in the destruction of forests, in the exhaustion of the soil, in the
    disappearance of fish from our coasts and streams, in the pouring into the air
    of an incredible amount of unused fuel from coke ovens must cease or our ruthless
    exploitation wil bring disaster on generations soon to come... World power in the
    near future is to be a question of knowledge— not of battleships— and
    what is now spent on armaments is to be devoted to its pursuits.
2) Josiah Royce, "The American College and Life"
    Science XXIX, 401-407 (March 12, 1909)
    When I observe that a student is inattentive, I try to interest him.
    When he is wilful, I try to get past his wilfulness as I can. I do not
    know what, as a teacher, I accomplish. I simply try my best... There is
    a place in the college for the great teacher with a mind like that of
    Socrates, the prince of teachers, produces indirectedly, by acting as
    the midwife, and by delivering others of the ideas with which their own
    minds are pregnant... We want teaching and investigation to become more
    and more what they ought to be— one and inseparable.
3) Frederic S. Lee, "Physical Exercise from the Standpoint of Physiology"
    Science XXIX, 555--527 (April 2, 1909)
    Mythologists tell us that Aesculapius, the god of healing, was slain by
    a thunderbolt from Zeus because of complaints which had reached that deity
    that Aesculapaius had become so skilful in his art that Hades was fast being
    depopulated. His tragic end, however, did not deter his courageous daughter,
    Hygeia, the goddess of health. The aim of her cult is to bring to, and maintain
    at, its highest efficiency the human organic machine... Physiology teaches that
    the fatigue of one tissue from over-use means the fatigue of all tissues...
    it is the teaching of common sense to avoid physical excess. Common-sense
    hygiene should have its place in a liberal education.
4) Victor C. Vaughan, "The Physical Basis of Life"
    Science XXIX, 799-805 (May 21, 1909)
    The cell may be regarded as the morphological unit of life, but form in and of
    itself, and as recognized by the eye, is not essential to the manifestations of
    life. We know no life apart from matter, and matter and energy are the only things
    that we do know... The only difference between living and non-living matter is that
    within the former there is constant and rhythmic metabolism, while in the latter
    no such process occurs. Metabolism, the one characteristic phenomenon of living
    matter, involves intramolecular change; consequently the molecule, and not the cell,
    is the unit of life... Sensibility, or the capability of responding to stimuli,
    is, as Claude Bernard said, to a certain extent the starting-point of life;
    it is a primary phenomenon and from it all others, physiological, intellectual
    and moral develop... Since nothing comes from nothing, the basis of psychical
    action must lie in the physiolo-chemical elements of the organism.
75) B-29 Superfortress: Once the largest U.S. Air Force bomber,
it is now classified as a medium bomber. It can carry
five tons of bombs to a target 2000 miles away, drop
the bombs, then return to its base non-stop. It can
also refuel in midair. The first one built made its
maiden flight on Sept. 21, 1942. The second atomic bomb
was dropped from a B-29 on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.
Wing span: 141'3"; Length: 99 feet; Height: 27'9";
Maximum speed: 357 mph; Weight: 140,000 lbs.
B-29 Superfortress appears as Card #51
of Topps Wings: Friend or Foe (1952).
76) The U.S. T-29 tank was developed in March 1944
in order to improve upon what became the M-26 Pershing. The 62 ton T-29
mounted a 105-mm gun with a rammer to help the crew with the heavy ammunition.
The T-29 featured a stereoscopic rangefinder projecting from both sides
of the turret. Because the ammunition was heavy, it was in two parts, and two
loaders were needed. On the T-29, armor ranged from 4 inches on the hull to 11"
on the mantlet, and a V-12 powered the tank. Vehicle speeds were 18-1/2 mph.
17 in Mythology & History
77) 29 Symbolism: Its potency is indistinct. One whose name corresponds
to the number is extravagant, nervous, religious, suspicious, and in danger
from heights and water. Physical weak spots: brain and nerves. Cabalistic
traits: anxiety, doubting, virtuous, zelous; in low form: fanatic, hypocritical.
In Sumer a 29th day in a month was one of sack-cloth and ashes, suggesting mourning.
Gertrude Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols
     Scarecrow Press, New York, 1962, Part 2, p. 1613
78) There are 32 Paths of Wisdom in the Sepher Yetzirah or Book of Formation (200 AD).
The 29th Path is the Corporeal Intelligence, so called because it forms every
body which is, formed beneath the whole set of worlds and the increment of them.
Isidore Kozminsky, Numbers: Their Meaning and Magic, Rider, London, 1912, p. 48
Order of the Golden Dawn: The 29th Path need to be balanced with intellect and reason.
79) Sabian symbols
Aries 29o: A celestial choir has arisen to sing.
Taurus 29o: Capability— Two cobblers working at a table.
Gemini 29o: Quickening— The first mockingbird in spring.
Virgo 29o: A Man is Gaining Secret Knowledge from an Ancient Scroll he is Reading.
Dan Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala:
The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases
Vintage, New York (1973), p. 286 (Image)
80) There are 36 Angel Cards
at the website Portrait Corner.
Angel Card 17
is the Angel of Forgiveness.
This angel is seen holding the lily of purity
with which it blesses those asking for
forgiveness. Brotherhood is a natural
consequence when we forgive others.
Forgiveness means we release the tears
of past hurts and the anger of past
resentment, to line with the love
of the angels in the here and now.
81) The 17th day of the year = January 17
[January 17 Birthdays: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790); Anne Brontë (1820-1849);
Mack Sennett (1880-1960); Glenn L. Martn (1886-1955); Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977);
Nora Kaye (1920-1987); Betty White (born 1/17/1922); Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)]
82) There are 29 days in February during a leap year— February 29
[February 29 Birthdays: John Philip Holland (1840-1914); Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868);
Herman Hollerith (1860-1929); Augusta Savage (1892-1962); Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957)]
83) Events in 17 B.C.
• Ode Carmen Saeculare by the Roman poet-critic Horace, 47,
    is sung by a chorus of youths and maidens at a great festival
    of games put on by the emperor Augustus. Horace is well known
for his Odes I.ix ["Seize the day", carpe diem], his Satires II.iii
["There is a certain method in his madness."], and his Epistles I.ii
["Well begun is half done."]
    James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 34
• March 1— Horace writes the ode Occidit Daci Cotisonis agmen
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus becomes Roman Consul for
    the fifth time. His partner is Sextus Appuleius. He was granted
    the title of imperator, and for the third time in Roman history
    the doors of the Temple of Janus were closed, signaling peace.
    (Wikipedia: 29 BC)
84) Events in 17 A.D.
• Rome's Emperor Tiberus sends his nephew Germanicus to install a new king in Armenia.
• Cappadocia and Commagene become a Roman province following the death of their king.
• A tax on slaveholding is enacted in China, where slaves do most
    of the menial work as they do in Rome.
• Seven regional Chinese commissions are directed to establish annual high, low, and
    mean price levels for staples and to buy surplus goods at cost, but merchants
and capitalists employed by the emperor Wang Mang as administrators will provoke revolts.
    James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), pp. 35-36
• Romans captured Sofia.
• Death of Livia Drusilla (58 BC-29 AD), wife of Augustus,
    and the most powerful woman in Roman history, acting several times as regent
    and being Augustus' faithful advisor. She was also mother of the Emperor Tiberius.
  (Fact-index.com: 29 AD)
85) 17th President
of the United States
is Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)
who served (1865-1869) after the
assassination of President Lincoln.
Andrew Johnson was on the
rose red 17¢ postage stamp
(Scott# 822) issued on Oct. 27, 1938
in the Presidential Series.
86) 17th State to enter the Union is Ohio (March 1, 1803)
87) At Age 29:
Prince Siddharta (563 BC-486 BC), later the Buddha, leaves his wife
    and newborn son, to become a penniless wandering monk.
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), writes Friars Minor (1210)
    the beginning of the Franciscans Order in Italy.
Charles II (1630-1685), becomes British King (May 29, 1660) at the Restoration.
    He was 18 when his father King Charles I was executed.
Robert Adam (1728-1792), considered Scotland's most famous architect,
    surveys the Emperor Diocletian's palace at Split (1757)
    in only 5 weeks— starting his own distinctive style
    incorporating light, color, and detailed ornamentation.
James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish inventor, has a sudden insight for the design
    of the steam engine (1765). In two days, he produces almost all
    the basic principles of the future power source.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), composes Piano Concerto in C Major, K.467 (1785).
    This piece was later used as the theme music in the film Elvira Madigan (1967)
Eli Whitney (1765-1825), American inventor, patents the cotton gin (1794)
    which mechanically separates cotton seeds from the fiber.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet, dies on July 8, 1822 from drowning
    in a sailing accident in the Mediterranean. His body is found with
    a volume of Keats in one pocket, and of Sophocles in the other.
Charles Babbage (1792-1871), British mathematician, makes his first attempt to invent a
    calculating machine (1822). Dies at 77 with this pioneering work in computers.
Henry Mayhew (1812-1887), British journalist, and one of the founders of Punch magazine (1841).
Richard Wagner (1813-1883), has the first performance of his opera Rienzi (1842)
    and of The Flying Dutchman. The score of Rienzi is finished
    in debtors' prison as Wagner is plagued with debt for most of his life.
Emily Brontë (1818-1898), British novelist, publishes Wuthering Heights (1847),
    but dies a year later. Anne Brontë dies at 29, having published novels
    at 27 and 29. Charlotte Brontë publishes Jane Eyre at 31,
    but dies at 39. Their brother, Branwell Brontë, dies at 31. Their fater,
    Ulsterman Reverend Patrick Brontë (1777-1861), survives them all, dying at 85.
Karl Marx (1818-1883)), German philosopher & political economist publishes
    The Communist Manifesto (Feb. 21, 1848) with Friedrich Engels (age 27).
Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), British architect, wins competition for the
    huge Manchester Assizes (1859), with a design in Venetian Gothic.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Dutch-born painter of the Victorian era,
    develops his lifelong style around 1865— sunny classical buildings
    of marble filled with luscious figures, draped and undraped.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Scottish/U.S. inventor, patents the telephone (1876).
    The first message ever sent by telephone is "Mr. Watson, come here.
    I want you." On March 7, 1876, Bell was issued patent number 174,465.
Giuseppe Sacconi (1854-1905), Italian architect, won a contest of projects for
    the Monument of Victor Emanuel II (Rome, Piazza Venezia) in 1884.
    The monument was built 1885-1911, and completed after Sacconi's death.
James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), British poet, publishes The Golden Journey to Samarkand
    (1913), but he dies at 30 from tuberculosis. He also wrote two novels.
Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957), U.S. film producer, with Samuel Goldwyn formed MGM,
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924). As studio boss, he built MGM into the
    most financially successful motion picture studio in the world.
Bruce Barton (1886-1967), U.S. advertising executive,
    founder of Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBDO) in 1918.
    Wrote The Man Nobody Knows (1925) depicting Jesus Christ as a
    successful salesman, publicist and role model or the modern businessman.
Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), Jewish composer, writes operatta The Desert Song (1926).
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher, publishes Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1918)
John B. Kelly (1889-1960), U.S. oarsman wins 126 consecutive races in 1919-1920,
    a record that includes a gold medal at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.
    His daughter Grace Kelly is born (Nov. 12, 1929) when he is 38.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British novelist, publishes her first book
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She had learned about poisons
    while working in a hospital dispensary. She wrote over 80 novels and plays.
Frederick Banting (1891-1941), Canadian chemist, discovers insulin (1921) together
    with Charles Best (age 22). Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine (1923).
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), American writer & poet, slashes her wrists, but survives (1923).
    At 32, her first book of poems Enough Rope makes her rich & famous.
    She's best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for urban foibles.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), American novelist, publishes The Great Gatsby (1925).
Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958), U.S. physicist, invents the cyclotron (1930).
    Awarded 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics.
W. H. Auden (1907-1973), British poet & critic, writes screenplay for Night Mail (1936),
    the film on the overnight mail train between London and Scotland.
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. President, becomes Congressman (1937).
Douglas Fairbanks (1909-2000), American actor, stars in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937).
Errol Flynn (1909-1959), American actor, stars in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
Alan Ladd (1913-1964), U.S. actor, performance in This Gun for Hire (1942) makes him a star.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. President, becomes Congressman (1947).
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), American novelist & poet, writes On the Road in 3 weeks (1951).
Sid Caesar (born Sept. 8, 1922), U.S. comic actor & writer has hit TV show
    Your Show of Shows (1951) with Imogen Coca (43).
    At 35, he employs writers such as Woody Allen (22) & Neil Simon (30).
Marlon Brando (1924-2004), American actor, stars in The Wild Ones (1953).
Billy Halley (1925-1981), U.S. musician, has hit "Rock Around the Clock" (1955).
Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), American actress, stars in The Seven-Year Itch (1955).
Clint Eastwood (b. May 31, 1930), U.S. actor, stars in Rawhide on TV (1959) for 7 years.
Delphine Seyrig (1932-1990), French actress, stars in Last Year in Marienbad (1961).
François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director, directs Jules et Jim (1961).
    The film starred Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, and Henri Serre.
Elizabeth Taylor (b. Feb. 27, 1932), American actress, stars in Butterfield 8 (1961).
    She was awarded an Oscar as Best Actress for this film.
Roman Polanski (b. Aug. 18, 1933), French film director, directs Knife in the Water (1962).
Glen Campbell (b. April 22, 1936), U.S. singer, has hit "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (1967).
Claude Lelouch (b. Oct. 30, 1937), French film director, directs A Man and a Woman (1966).
[Sources: World Almanac Book of Who (1980); Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 179-185; Web Links]
88) Stanford Bronze Plaque 17
on the ground 20 yards to the right of Stanford University's
Memorial Church is dedicated to the Class of 1917.
It is to the left of Building 60 (Archaeology Center).
The first graduating class at Stanford was 1892.
In 1980, Stanford Provost Don Kennedy strolled
around the Inner Quad and calculated that it
would take 512 years for the bronze class plaques
embedded in the walkways to circle the entire
area ending with the Class of 2403.
17 in Geography
89) United States Cities located at 29o latitude:
Daytona Beach, Florida: 29o 12' N latitude & 81o 1' W longitude
Gainesville, Florida: 29o 39' N latitude & 82o 19' W longitude
Galveston, Texas: 29o 18' N latitude & 94o 47' W longitude
Houston, Texas: 29o 45' N latitude & 95o 21' W longitude
New Orleans, Louisiana: 29o 57' N latitude & 90o 4' W longitude
San Antonio, Texas: 29o 25' N latitude & 98o 29' W longitude
The World Almanac and Book of Facts (2005), pp. 497-498
90) Cities located at 29o latitude:
Chongquing, China: 29o 33' N latitude & 106o 33' E longitude
Cairo, Egypt: 29o 52' N latitude & 31o 20' E longitude
Kuwait, Kuwait: 29o 20' N latitude & 48o 0' E longitude
Maseru, Lesotho: 29o 19' N latitude & 27o 29' E longitude
Shiraz, Iran: 29o 38' N latitude & 52o 34' E longitude
Sidi Ifni, Morocco: 29o 24' N latitude & 10o 12' W longitude
91) Cities located at 29o longitude:
Istanbul, Turkey: 40o 58' N latitude & 28o 50' E longitude
92) The Congo River is 2900 miles (4,670 km) long.
It is the largest river in Western Central Africa, the 2nd longest
in Africa (after the Nile) and 8th longest river in the world.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts (2005), p. 499
93) 29 appears in the code for international direct dial phone calls for Saint Helena (290),
Eritrea (291), Aruba (297), Faroe Islands (298), Greenland (299), and Benin (229).
94) Twentynine Palms is a town in California that is the home
of Joshua Tree National Park. It is the gateway to scenic Mojave Desert.
Population: 25,171 (Jan. 1, 2003), Male 65%, Female 35%
The 29 Palms Art Gallery is hosted by the 29 Palms Artists' Guild,
founded in 1952. Address: 74055 Cottonwood Drive, 29 Palms, CA 92277
95) Livery Stable waslocated at 109 West 17th Street, New York City.
It was built in 1869 by Thomas Lord (1794-1879). The building was a livery stable
kept by Patrick Logan from approximately 1900-1905. rom 1918-1931 109 W. 17th St.
was occupied by the Alliance Paper & Twine Co. Then it was taken over by Charles F. Wilson Inc.,
a printer and dealer in printers' supplies who remained here until some time in the 1960s.
96) 17th Arrondissement Paris:
The 17th is predominantly a high-end residential and commercial district. The south is a
trendy area with good commerce and its large boulevards and traditional architecture gives
it an elegant feel. The Ternes and Poncelet district is a lively market area for the local
community. Centrally, the 17th benefits from the Monceau Park and the buzzing Levis café
and commercial district, which gives way to the leafy calm avenues at the outer rim.
Le Maraicher, vegetable market, Rue Poncelet
(Official Site: Mairie du 17e)
97) 29th Street Repertory Off-Broadway Theatre based in NYC,
in the past has featuring work from or by Edward Norton and Charles Bukowski.
Address: 212 W 29th Street, #2, New York, NY 10001 (Video)
98) Georgetown Suites Harbour is an all suite hotel
located in the heart of historic Georgetown
Address: 1000 29th Street, NW, Washington DC 20007
99) Russian American Building 29 in Sitka, Alaska, has been designated
as a National Historic Landmark. A finely crafted, vernacular log building
covered with siding remaining from Sitka's first years as a seat of government
in the period following the purchase of Alaska by the U.S. in 1867.
100) Building 29 is W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus.
101) The glass faces of the Cira Centre changes with each passing cloud.
It stands on Arch Street next to Amtrak's 30th Street Station and
creates a striking new western gateway to the city of Philadelphia.
The 29-floor building was designed by the architect Cesar Pelli,
and will open in October 2005. View of Philadelphia from 28th floor.
(New York Times, March 16, 2005)
102) 29 floors buildings under construction (2006-2007):
• Grove Pointe, Jersey City, NJ 29 floors
• 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, 316 ft, 29 floors
• Tower at Two Midtown, Miami, FL, 320 ft, 29 floors
103) Hilton New Orleans Riverside is a 29-floors hotel with 3 AAA ratings.
Address: 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140
104) U.S. Highway 17
North Terminus: Mt. Hebron, Maryland (1960-present)
South Terminus: Pensacola, Florida (1960-present)
Historical North Terminus:
Kings Mountain, NC (1926-1932)
Culpeper, VA (1932-1934)
Baltimore, MD (1934-1949)
Historical South Terminus:
Tuskegee, AL (1926-1935)
Pensacola, FL (1935-1960)
Map of US 29
105) Interstate 17 (I-17) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States.
It runs from Kansas City, Missouri at a junction with Interstate 35
and Interstate 70 to the Canadian border near Pembina, North Dakota,
where it connects with Manitoba Provincial Highway 75
via the short Manitoba Provincial Highway 29.
History of Interstate 29 in Iowa.
106) Manitoba Provincial Highway 29 is a provincial highway
in the Canadian province of Manitoba connecting Highway 75 to the U.S. border
and Interstate 29. The highway, which is currently a short at-grade expressway
connection with I-29, is less than 1 km (about 1/2 mile) long.
107) California State Route 17 (Photos)
is a freeway and expressway that runs between San Jose, California and Santa Cruz, California. Highway 17 carries substantial commuter and vacation traffic between San Jose and Santa Cruz.
109) Highway 17 in DuPage County, Illinois
DuPage County Map
Within DuPage County:
Argonne National Lab
Fermi National Accelerator Lab
110) King's Highway 17
in Ontario, Canada
Western Terminus (2005):
Ontario-Manitoba Boundary
Eastern Terminus (2005):
Hwy 417 & Old Hwy 15 - Arnprior
Length (2005):
1965.3 km / 1220.7 miles
17 in Sports and Games
111) Baseball's 17th All-Star Game was played at Chicago,
Comiskey Park, on July 11, 1950. NL defeats AL 4-3
Ralph Kiner's homer in the top of the 9th sent the game into extra innings.
Red Schoendienst homer in the 14th inning won the game for the National League.
Three pitchers each hurled 3 innings of shutout ball: Bob Lemon & Allie Reynolds
for the American League, and Ewell Blackwell for the Nationals and got the win.
But top pitching honors went to Larry Jansen who allowed one hit and struck out 6
in checking the American League for 5 innings (7th through 11th inning).
Ted Williams broke his left elbow while making a catch against the left field
wall in the 1st inning, and was lost to the Red Sox for rest of the season.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 260
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 2766)
112) Baseball's 17th World Series (1920):
Cleveland Indians defeats Brooklyn Robins 5-2.
Cleveland's Stan Coveleski pitched and won three 5-hit games with a 3-0 shutout
in Game 7, winning the Series for the Indians. His ERA was 0.67 for the Series.
Tris Speaker batted .320 (8 for 25) with most hits and runs (6) for the Indians.
The 1920 Series is best remembered for Indian's 2nd baseman Bill Wambsganss's unassisted
triple play in the 5th inning of Game 5. Wambsganss snared Clarence Mitchell's line drive,
touched second base to retire Pete Kilduff and tagged Otto Miller coming over from first,
thereby recording the first (and so far, only) unassisted triple play in Series history.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 312
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 2645)
113) Bill Campbell (1976) and John Hiller (1974) are ranked in 2nd place
with 17 wins for relief pitching in a single season.
[1st: Roy Face (1959) 18, 4th: Ron Perranoski (1963), Jim Konstanty (1950),
Tom Johnson (1977), and Dick Radatz (1964) are tied with 16.]
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 36)
114) Gene Tenace, Ross Youngs, and Gil Hodges are ranked in 14th place
with 17 walks lifetime in the World Series.
[1st: Mickey Mantle 43, 2nd: Babe Ruth 33, 3rd: Yogi Berra 32, 4th: Phil Rizzuto 30]
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 36)
141) Michael Welch, N.Y. (1885), John Luby, Chicago (1890), and Roy Face, Pittsburgh (1959)
are ranked 4th in most straight victories in a seaon in Major League Baseball.
[1st: Timothy Keefe, N.Y. (1888) & Richard Marquard, N.Y. (1912), 19, 3rd: Charles Radbourn, Providence (1884), 18]
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 208
141) When one adds the start of one season to the end of the preceding one,
one finds a 17-game winning streak< for Cleveland Indians'
Johnny Allen (1936-1937) and Baltimore Orioles' Dave McNally (1969-1970).
But the record for consecutive pitching victories goes to Carl Hubbell.
Between July 17, 1936 and May 27, 1937, Hubbell won 24 games in a row.
He won his last 16 decisions in 1936 and added 8 more victories in 1937.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 207
118) Joe DiMaggio's 29th consecutive hit-game
occurred on June 5, 1941
when he tripled off
Hal Newhouser of the Detroit Tigers.
(56-game hitting streak)
119) Rickey Henderson had his 29th stolen base (2nd base)
against Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians on May 8, 1982
when he set the season stolen base record of 130 in 1982.
120) 29 runs were scored by George Brett, 1980 Kansas City Royals, during his 30 games
hitting streak, going 57-for-122 (.467). 29 runs were scored by Albert Pujols,
2003 St. Louis Cardinals, during his 30 games hitting streak going 46-for-118 (.390).
(Baseball Hitting Streaks)

1979 Topps Baseball Card
Rod Carew
second baseman, first baseman
Uniform #29 retired
Minnesota Twins (1967-78)
Anaheim Angels (1979-85)
Baseball Hall of Fame (1991)
Lifetime batting average .328
7 AL Batting championships
AL Rookie of the Year 1967
AL Most Valuable Player 1977
He won the batting title with .388 (1977),
the highest since Ted Williams' .388 (1957).
7 steals of home (1969) is a single-season
total surpassed only by Ty Cobb's 8 (1912)

1982 Leaf Baseball Card
Dizzy Dean wore uniform #17 playing with the St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1937).
Led the NL in victories 30-7 (1934) & 28-12 (1935), complete games (1933, 1935-1936)
innings pitched (1932, 1935-1936), strikeouts (1932-1935), and shutouts (1932 & 1934).
Played for the Chicago Cubs (1938-1941) and the St. Louis Browns (1947).
Once held the modern single-game record of 17 strikeouts (7-30-1933).
He & brother Paul led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1934 World Championship
Dizzy (2-1) pitched 26 innings with 17 strikeouts and a 1.73 ERA.
Paul Dean (2-0) pitched 18 innings, striking out 11 with an ERA of 1.00.
Dizzy was the first pitcher to make two hits in one inning in the World Series.
He won the NL MVP (1934). Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame (1953).
Dean's uniform #17 was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974.
(Baseball Statistics; Dizzy Dean Postage Stamp)
123) NFL Super Bowl XVII (1983): Washington Redskins defeats Miami Dolphins 27-17
at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
January 30, 1983; Attendance: 103,667
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, p. 923
124) 17 Touchdowns in a season thrown by AFL Passing Leaders:
1968 Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs, 131/224, 2109 yards, 17 TD
1995 Jim Harbaugh, Indianapolis Colts, 200/314, 2575 yards, 17 TD
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, pp. 923-924
125) 17 Touchdowns in a season receiving by AFL Receiving Leaders:
1995 Carl Pickens, Cincinnati Bengals, 99 receptions, 1234 yards, 17 TD
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, pp. 924
126) 17 Touchdowns in a season thrown by NFL Passing Leaders:
1972 Norm Snead, New York Giants, 196/325, 3754 yards, 17 TD
1991 Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers, 180/279, 2517 yards, 17 TD
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, pp. 925
127) 17 Touchdowns in a season rushing by NFL Rushing Leaders:
1965 Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, 289 attempts, 1544 yards, 17 TD
1999 Stephen Davis, Washington Redskins, 290 attempts, 1405 yards, 17 TD
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2006, pp. 925-926
128) 17 points was the losing score in 5 Super Bowl Games:
Super Bowl X (1976): Pittsburgh Steelers 21 - Dallas Cowboys 17
Super Bowl XVII (1983): Washington Redskins 27 - Miami Dolphins 17
Super Bowl XXVII (1993): Dallas Cowboys 52 - Buffalo Bills 17
Super Bowl XXX (1996): Dallas Cowboys 27 - Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Super Bowl XXXVI (2002): New England Patriots 20 - St. Louis Rams 17
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, pp. 920-921
129) Kevin Porter has the 2nd most assists in a NBA game with 29
(1st: Scott Skiles 30, 3rd: Bob Cousy, Guy Rodgers, John Stockton 28)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 862
129) Most consecutive games, fewer than 100 points in a NBA season is 29
by the Orlando Magic from December 13, 1997 to February 16, 1998
and the Chicago Bulls from November 3, 1999 to January 5, 2000.
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 864
130) Most three-point field goals by both teams in a NBA game is 29 by the
Denver Nuggets (16) & Seattle SuperSonics (13) at Seattle on March 20, 1997.
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 865
131) Most points scored in one quarter in NBA Playoffs is 29
by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers, May 10, 1987
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 868
132) Most turnovers in a 5-game NBA Playoff Series is 29
by Larry Bird, Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 1984
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 871
133) Second place for most block shots in a NBA Finals is 29
5-game series: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks (1999).
(1st: 39 by Seattle SuperSonics vs. Washington Bullets (1979).
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 880
133A) Most consecutive wins in a NHL season is 17 games
by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993.
NHL Records: Hockey Statistics
134) 17th Wimbledon Mens Tennis:
Joshua Pim defeats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2) in 1893.
135) 17th Wimbledon Womens Tennis:
B. Bingley Hillyard defeats C. Cooper Sterry (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) in 1900.
136) 17th Kentucky Derby was won by Kingman in 2:52
with Jockey Isaac Murphy aboard (May 13, 1891).
137) 17th Preakness Stakes was won by Buddhist in 2:17
with Jockey W. Anderson aboard (May 10, 1889).
138) 17th Belmont Stakes was won by George Kinney in 2:42
with Jockey Jim McLaughlin aboard (June 9, 1883).
139) 17th U.S. Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307
at Chicago Golf Club, Illinois (June 24, 1911)
140) Olympics Gold in Men's 110-Meter Hurdles:
1896 Thomas Curtis, United States, 17.6 seconds
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 864
141) Olympics Gold in Men's Pole Vault:
1968 Bob Seagren, USA, 17 ft 8.5 in. (5.40 meters)
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 866
142) Olympics Gold in Men's Triple Jump:
1968 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, 17.39 meters (57' 0.75")
1972 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, 17.35 meters (56' 11.25")
1976 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, 17.29 meters (56' 8.75")
1980 Jaak Uudmae, USSR, 17.35 meters (56' 11")
1984 Al Joyner, USA, 17.26 meters (56' 7.5")
1988 Khristo Markov, Bulgaria, 17.61 meters (57' 9.5")
2000 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, 17.71 meters (58' 1.25")
2004 Christian Olsson, Sweden, 17.79 meters (58' 4.5")
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 866
143) Olympics Gold in Women's Shot Put (8 lbs, 13 oz.):
1960 Tamara Press, USSR, 17.32 meters (56' 10")
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 868
144) Olympics Gold in Men's 1500-Meter Freestyle Swimming:
1956 Murray Rose, Australia, 17:58.9
1960 Jon Konrads, Australia, 17:19.6
1964 Robert Windle, Australia, 17:01.7
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 869
145) Olympics Gold in Women's Nordic Cross-Country Skiing 5 Kilometers:
1972 Galina Koulacova, USSR, 17:00.50
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 875
146) Olympics Gold in Men's 10,000-Meters Speed Skating:
1936 Ivar Ballangrud, Norway, 17:24.3
1948 Ake Seyffarth, Sweden, 17:26.3
World Almanac & Book of Facts 2005, p. 876
148) 8 Workers from Nebraska Win Record U.S. Lottery Jackpot, $365 Million (Feb. 18, 2006)
(Winning numbers: 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48, with a Powerball number of 29.
The odds of picking the winning combination of numbers: 1 in 146 million.)
New York Times, Feb. 23, 2006
17 in Postage Stamps, Coins, & Collectibles
150) Postage Stamps with Denominations of 17¢ (Scott Catalogue # cited)
U.S. #623—
17 cents
Woodrow Wilson
Issued Dec. 28, 1925
Flat Plate

U.S. #E18—
17 cents
Special Delivery
Postman & Motorcycle
Orange yellow
Issued Oct. 30, 1944
Rotary Press
U.S. #11857—
17 cents
Rachel Carson
FDC: May 28, 1981
Great Americans
1844-1869 (26)
U.S. #2178—
17 cents
Belva Ann Lockwood
Dull blue green
FDC: June 18, 1986
Great Americans
2168-2196 (28)
U.S. #1906—
17 cents
Electric Auto 1917
FDC: June 25, 1981
Transportation Coils
1897-1908 (14)
U.S. #2262—
17 cents
Racing Car 1911
Dark violet
Issued Sept. 25, 1987
Transportation Coils
2252-2266 (15)
U.S. #C80—
17 cents Airmail
Statue of Liberty
Bluish black, red,
and dark green
Issued July 13, 1971
U.S. #2135—
17 cents
Dog Sled 1920s
Sky blue
FDC: Aug. 20, 1986
Transportation Coils
2123-2136 (14)
151) Foreign Postage Stamps with Denominations of 17¢ (Scott Catalogue # cited)
Canada #CE2
Airpost Special Delivery
17 cents
Trans-Canada airplane
& aerial view of city
Issued 1943
Canada #CE4
Airpost Special Delivery
17 cents
Transatlantic mail plane
over Quebec
Bright ultramarine
Issued Sept. 16, 1948
New Brunswick #11
Queen Victoria
17 cents
Issued 1860
2004 Christmas
17 Patrienish Rupees
Issued Nov. 30, 2004
152) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe
Card #17 is "Balliol T. MK. 2", British Advanced Trainer (Topps 1952)
153) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #17 is "White Opera Coupe 1910"
154) Card #17 of Flags of the World: Iceland (Topps 1956)
155) There are 64 cards in Firefighters (Bowman, 1952)
Card #17 is "Engine-Propelled Steam Fire Engine"
156) There are 48 cards in 3-D Antique Autos (Bowman, 1953). Card #17 is "DE Dietrich"
The De Dietrich Company, founded in France in 1685, started making cars in 1898.
This racing model won the James Gordon Bennett Cup in Europe, the Gaekway
Trophy in India, and was driven from Paris to St. Petersburg, Russia, and back
when Russian roads were cow paths.
17 in Books & Quotes
157) I kissed her slender hand,
She took the kiss sedately;
Maud is not seventeen,
But she is tall and stately.

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892),
Maud, Part 1, Section 12, Stanza 4 (1855)
158) The summer dawn is breaking
On Auburn's tangled bowers,
The golden light is waking
On Harvard's ancient towers;
The sun is in the sky
That must see us do or die,
Ere it shine on the line
Of the CLASS OF '29.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894),
A Song of Twenty-Nine, Stanza 1 of 11 (1851)
159) "I have never admitted that I am more than twenty-nine, or thirty at the
most. Twenty-nine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not."

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900),
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), Act IV
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 17th Edition, Justin Kaplan (Ed.)
Little, Brown, & Co., Boston, 2002, p. 604
160) When you come to write my epitaph, Charles, let it be in these
delicious words, " She had a long twenty-nine."

Sir James Barrie (1860-1937), Rosalind (1912)
161) "I Know the Twentynine Names of Attraente"
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, 105.25
162) There are 29 letters in floccinaucinihilipilification
the "longest real word" in the English language according to
The Guinness Book of Records (1992) and subsequent editions.
Definition: "The action or habit of estimating as worthless."
Its first usage was in 1741 by William Shenstone, Letters XXII.
Also by Robert Southey, Q. Review XIV. 334 (1816), and Walter Scott
Journal 18 March 1829. It is the longest non-technical word in
the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (1884-1928).
163) Twentynine Palms:
a true story of murder,
Marines, and the Mojave

by Deanne Stillman,
William Morrow, NY, 2001, 277 pp.
Tells the 1991 murder of two local
teenage girls by a troubled marine
in a town housing the largest
marine base in the world.
164) Twenty-Nine: A Novel
by Karen Glooch
Writers Club Press, 2001, 201 pp.
With humor, honesty and a refreshing
lack of self-pity, Twenty-Nine
delivers an insightful examination
of alcohol abuse and self-discovery,
and a story of hope and resilience.
165) The Dolphin Smile: twenty-nine centuries of dolphin lore
by Eleanore Devine & Martha Clark, Macmillan, NY, 1967, 370 pp. (River dolphins)
166) 1929: the year of the great crash by William K. Klingaman
was published by Harper & Row, New York, 1989, 393 pp.
167) Nebula awards 29: SFWA's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year
Edited by Pamela Sargent, Harcourt Brace & Co., San Diego, CA, 1995, 307 pp.
168) Twenty-nine Hills by Marty Basch is about mountain biking
Top of the World Communications, 2005, 154 pp.
169) Bollingen Series XXIX is The Art of Letters: Lu Chi's "Wen Fu", A.D. 302
Translated & Edited by E. R. Hughes
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1951, 262 pp.
Lu Chi (261-303 AD)
170) Volume 29 of Time Magazine (1st issue: March 3, 1923)
runs from January 4, 1937, XXIX, No. 1
(Cover: Wallis Warfield Simpson, Woman of the Year)
to June 28, 1937, XXIX, No. 26
(Cover: Ethel DuPont & Franklin Roosevelt Jr.)
The Nizam of Hyderabad on Time cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 8 (Feb. 22, 1937)
King George VI on Time cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 10 (March 8, 1937)
Virginia Woolf on Time cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 15 (April 12, 1937)
Bob Feller on Time cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 16 (April 19, 1937)
171) Volume 29 of Life Magazine (1st issue: Nov. 23, 1936)
runs from June 5, 1950, XXIX, No. 1 (Cover: Actress Stasia Kos)
to Dec. 25, 1950, XXIX, No. 26 (Cover: Child's Christmas)
Hopalong Cassidy on Life cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 2 (June 12, 1950)
Actress Cecile Aubry on Life cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 4 (June 26, 1950)
Jean Simmons on Life cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 15 (Oct. 9, 1950)
George C. Marshall on Life cover, Vol. XXIX, No. 25 (Dec. 18, 1950)
(In Volume XXIX Jean Simmons Cover Issue— The Universe: Finite or Infinite?)
172) Volume 17 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "Twentieth-Century American Historians"
Edited by Clyde N. Wilson, Gale Research, Detroit, 1983
The 59 entries include: James Truslow Adams, Charles A. Beard, Daniel J. Boorstin,
Bruce Catton, Henry Steele Commager, Richard Hofstadter, Samuel Eliot Morrison,
Allen Nivens, Reinhold Niebuhr, Carl Sandburg, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
17 in Art, Music, Film
179) The Chiyo Promentory at Meguro in the Eastern Capital
is View 29 in 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1852),
a set of woodblock prints
by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).
180) Shiojiri Pass in Shinano Province
showing three travellers with Mt. Fuji
and lake in the background
is View 29 in 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1858),
a second set of woodblock prints
by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).
181) Station 29: Mitsuke is one of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido,
a set of woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).
The original prints were completed in 1834,
but Hiroshige returned to the subject again and again.
There are actually 55 prints in the series.
It includes not only the 53 way stations on the road
from Tokyo to Kyoto, but also the starting point at
the Nihon-bashi (Japan bridge) in central Tokyo,
and the ending at Kyoto. (Map of 53 Stations)
182) Woodblock Print 29
of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) is titled
"The Original Hachiman Shrine at Suna Village"
showing two people near a Torii with
sailboats in the distant lake.
183) Jackson Pollock's most productive years as a painter occurred precisely between
the beginning of 1944 immediately after Mural for the lobby of Peggy Guggenheim's
townhouse at 155 East 61st Street in New York City and October 1950 when he
completed the picture Number 29, 1950, painted on glass and made
for the demonstration of his technique in the film, Jackson Pollock,
directed by Hans Namuth and completed in 1951. About the abstract painting
called Mural, Pollock said: "I had a vision... It was a stampede."
[Catherine M. Soussloff, "Jackson Pollack's Post-Ritual Performance:
Memories Arrested in Space", The Drama Review Vol. 48, 1 (Spring 2004)]
184) Painting 17 by Quentin Smith
is also titled "Self-Portrait with Well" (May 2002)
185) Krishna Print #17 shows "Baby Krishna feeding his friendly parrot."
from the Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 122 paintings of Lord Krishna.
186) Johann Sebastian Bach's Church Cantata #17 was written for Trinity XIV,
Sept. 22, 1726 (Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 1 (1980), p. 819]
187) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #17 in F Major (1766), 2 oboes, 2 horns, & strings
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 8 (1980), p. 371]
188) George Frideric Handel's Messiah XVII is the Chorus "Glory to God" (1741)
Recording: Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic & Westminster Choir
189) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony #17 in G Major, K129 (Salzburg, May 1772)
2 oboes, 2 horns, and strings (3 movements)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 735]
190) Beethoven's Opus #17 is Horn Sonata in F major (1802).
It was dedicated to Baroness Josefine von Braun & published in Vienna (1801).
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 397]
191) Beethoven's Piano Sonata #17 in D minor "Tempest" (1802)
It was published in Zurich (1803)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 399]
192) Franz Schubert's D17 Mixed Voices (soprano, alto, tenor)
Quell' innocente figlio; composed 1812; Text: Metastasio
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 780]
193) Felix Mendelssohn's Opus #17 is Variations concertantes for voices and piano,
Performed on January 30, 1829 (published Vienna, 1830)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 153]
194) Frederic Chopin's Opus #17 is Piano Solo "Four Mazurkas in B flat Major,
E minor, A flat Major, A minor" 1832-1833 (Leipzig, 1834)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 4 (1980), p. 308]
195) Robert Schumann's Opus #17 is "Phantasie in C major"— for Keyboard
(composed 1836-38; published 1839); original title: Obolen auf
Beethovens Monument: Ruinen, Trophäen Palmen: grosse Sonate
für das Pianoforte, für Beehovens Monument
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 866]
196) Johannes Brahms' Opus #17 is "Four Songs" (3 female voices, 2 horns, harp, accompanied choral works)
(composed 1859-60, published 1862)
1. No title, Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang
2. Lied von Shakespeare, Komm herbei, komm herbei (Twelfth Night)
3. Der Gärtner, Wohin ich geh und Schaue
4. Gesang aus Fingal, Wein' an den Felsen (Ossian)
Performed: Hamburg, May 2, 1860 (only #1-3)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 3 (1980), p. 178]
MP3 Recording: Masaru Suzuki (27 September 2003 at Tsukuba Ars Hall)
197) Jean Sibelius's Opus #17 is Seven Songs
And I questioned them no further (1894), Slumber (1894), Enticement (1891),
Astray (1894), The dragonfly (1894), To Evening (1898), Driftwood (1898)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 17 (1980), p. 288]
198) Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Opus #17 is Symphony #2 in C minor ("Little Russian")
1st Version: (June-Nov. 1872); First Performance: Moscow, Feb. 7, 1873;
2nd Version: (Dec 1879-Jan 1880); First Performance: St. Petersburg, Feb. 12, 1881.
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 18 (1980), p. 630]
199) Sergei Prokofiev's Opus #17 is Piano Sarcasms for 5 pieces (1912-1914)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 15 (1980), p. 300]
200) Sergei Rachmaninoff's Opus #17 is Piano Suite #2, two pianos (1900-01)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 15 (1980), p. 557]
201) Maurice Ravel's Opus #17 is Schéhérazade,
Ballet with orchestra (1898); ouverture de féerie pour orchestre
Text: Tristan Klingsor (1903); Asie, La flûte enchantée, L'indifférent
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 15 (1980), p. 620]
202) Billboard's "The Top 100" pop record singles for 29 weeks:
Nelson Riddle, Lison Antigua (#2: 11-232-1955), Capitol 3287
Bill Doggett, Honky Tonk (#2: 8-8-1956), King 4950
Perry Como, Round and Round (#1: 2-13-1957), RCA 6815
Bing Crosby, Around the World (#54: 6-12-1957), Decca 30262
Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On (#3: 6-19-1957), Sun 267
Paul Anka, Diana (#2: 7-6-1957), ABC 9831
Jane Morgan, Fascination (#11: 8-17-1957), Kapp 191
Mitch Miller, March from the River Kwai (#21: 1-4-1958), Columbia 41066
Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Records: 1955-1970
Gale Research Co., Detroit, MI, 1972
203) 29th Street Saxophone Quartet
first came together for a European tour in 1983.
The band is composed of Jim Hartog (baritone saxophone),
Ed Jackson (alto saxophone), Rich Rothenburg (tenor saxophone),
Bobby Watson (alto saxophone). Hartog & Jackson jammed with other
N.Y. saxophonists both in and outside Jim Hartog's 29th Street loft
apartments. All four are outstanding soloists, but their records are
also characterized by "a state of integrated motion", the horns threading
together in quick-fire counterpoint or complex rhythmic interweavings.
Their albums include Pointillistic Groove (1984),
Watch Your Step (1985), The Real Deal (1989),
Underground (1991), Your Move (1992),
and Milano/New York Bridge (1994)
Colin Larkin (ed.), Encyclopedia of Popular Music
3rd Edition, Volume 7, Muze UK Ltd., New York, 1998, p. 5543
204) Track 29 appears in the first stanza of Chattanooga Choo-Choo
in the 1941 song by Mack Gordon
with music by Harry Warren (Lyrics & Chords)
"Chattanooga Choo-Choo"
Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Yes, yes, track twenty-nine, boy you can give me a shine
Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo
I got my fare, and just a trifle to spare

You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina

When you hear the whistle blowing eight to the bar
Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all your coal in, gotta keep a-rollin'
Whoo whoo, Chattanooga, there you are
or some kind of neighborhood

There's gonna be a certain party at the station
Satin and lace, I used to call funny-face
She's gonna cry until I tell her that I'll never roam
So, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, won't you choo-choo me home

Chattanooga, Chattanooga, get aboard
Chattanooga, Chattanooga, all aboard
Chattanooga, Chattanooga
Chattanooga Choo-Choo, won't you choo-choo me home
Chattanooga Choo-Choo
205) On 29th street appears in a song "Something to Brag About"
by Tammy Wynette and George Jones
from the album 16 Biggest Hits:
So let's get married
In the not-to-distant future
We'll rent a little flat
On 29th street
Complete Lyrics)
206) Highway 29 is a song by Bruce Springsteen:
The winter sun, shot through the black trees
I told myself it was all something in her
But as we drove I knew it was something in me
Something had been comin' for a long long time
And something that was here with me now
On highway 29

(Complete Lyrics)
207) Number 17 is a 63-minutes B&W film (1932)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Screenplay: Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
Plot: A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery,
but a detective is on their trail.
Cast: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey,
John Stuart, Donald Calthrop
208) Seventeen (1940) is a 78-minutes B&W Paramount film directed by Louis King.
Cast: Jackie Cooper, Betty Field, Otto Kruger, Ann Shoemaker
The film was adapted from the book Seventeen
by Booth Tarkington, Harper & Brothers, NY, 1932, 303 pp.
Plot: Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William".
William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams.
Richard Bertrand Dimmitt, A Title Guide to the Talkies,
The Scarecrow Press, New York, 1965, p. 1527.
210) Seventeen Again is a 97-minutes color film (2000)
Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd;
Screenplay by Stewart St. John.
Cast: Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
Mark Taylor, Tahj Mowry
Plot: Cat and Gene have been divorced for several years.
They are both visiting their son and their grandchildren.
211) 17 rue Bleue is a 95-minutes French film (2001)
Directed by Chad Chenouga; Screenplay by Chad Chenouga & Philippe Donzelot.
Cast: Lysiane Meis, Abdel Halis, Aimen Ben Ahmed.
Plot: Fun-loving Adda, an attractive and confident woman, has a comfortable life
at 17 rue Bleue thanks to a successful, but married, man. He lovingly sets
up a new home, providing for her and her two young sons, one of which is his own.
212) 17th Motion Picture Academy Awards (Oscars) in 1944:
Best Picture: Going My Way, Warner Brothers
Best Director: Leo McCarey, Going My Way
Best Actor: Bing Crosby, Going My Way
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight
Supporting Actor: Barry Fitzgerald, Going My Way
Supporting Actress: Ethel Barrymore, None But the Lonely Heart
The World Almanac and Book of Facts (2006), p. 295
17th Ranking in Lists
213) 98.5WNCX, Cleveland's Classic Rock radio station has ranked the Top 98 LP albums
Who's Tommy (1969) was selected as the 29th Greatest LP.
(#1. Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon", #2. "Led Zepplin 4", #3. Beatles, "White Album")
214) Billboard's Top 100 Rock and Roll Songs of the Fifties has ranked the Top 100 Songs
Les Baxter's "Theme from Helen of Troy" (1956) was selected as the 29th Greatest Song.
(#1. Elvis Presley, "Don't Be Cruel", #2. Bill Haley and His Comets, "Rock around the Clock", #3. Roger Williams, "Autumn Leaves")
215) Rolling Stone Magazine's poll of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
has named The Beatles' Help! (1965) as the 29th Greatest Song.
(#1. Bob Dylan "Like a Rolling Stone", #2. Rolling Stones "Satisfaction", #3. John Lennon "Imagine")
216) Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) was selected
as the 29th best film in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998).
Plot: A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans
promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
The film starred James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, and Harry Carey.
Lewis R. Foster won an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story (1940).
217) An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) was selected as the 29th best love stories film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (2002).
Directed by Taylor Hackford, the film starred Richard Gere and Debra Winger.
218) The Shining (1980) was selected as the 29th best thriller film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001).
Based on a Stephen King novel, the film was directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The film starred Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.
219) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) was selected as the 29th funniest film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000).
Directed by Rob Reiner, the film starred Rob Reiner, Kimberly Stringer, & Chazz Dominguez.
220) "Born to Be Wild" from the film Easy Rider (1969)
was selected as the 29th best song in AFI 100 Years... 100 Songs (2004).
Directed by Dennis Hopper; Music & Lyrics: Mars Bonfire; Performer: Steppenwolf
The film starred Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson.
221) "You can't handle the truth!" from the film A Few Good Men (1992)
was selected as the 29th greatest movie quotes
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes (2005).
Directed by Rob Reiner, the film starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, & Kevin Bacon.
222) In the KDFC 2006 Top #100 Classical All-Star Music Poll,
Mozart's Magic Flute was selected as the 29th musical piece (Aired January, 2006)
(Musical Piece #28: Copland, Appalachian Spring; #30: Mahler, Adagietto)
(Top pieces: Beethoven's Symphony #9, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2, Beethoven's Symphony #6 Pastoral;
Top composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach; Top performers: Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, James Galway)
223) In the book Sporting News Selects Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (1998),
Napoleon Lajoie, of the Philadelphia Phillies & Athletics and Cleveland Indians
was ranked the 29th best baseball player of all time. He won the 1st triple crown,
with the highest record .426 batting average (1901).
(#1 Babe Ruth; #2 Willie Mays; #3 Ty Cobb; #4 Walter Johnson)
224) In the book Sporting News Selects Football's 100 Greatest Players (1999),
Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys was ranked the 29th best football player of all time.
(#1 Jim Brown; #2 Jerry Rice; #3 Joe Montana; #4 Lawrence Taylor)
225) In the book 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium
by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb, Henry Gottlieb, Barbar Bowers, Brent Bowers (1998),
William the Conqueror was ranked the 29th most influential person of the millennium 1001-2000.
(#1 Johannes Gutenberg; #2 Columbus; #3 Martin Luther; #4 Galileo)
226) Ohio State University was ranked as the 29th largest library (5,087,336 volumes)
in a listing of "The 100 Largest Libraries in the United States" (1999).
(#1 Library of Congress; #2 Harvard University; #3 New York Public Library; #4 Yale University)
2003 Listing: #29 Los Angeles Public Library (5,554,904 volumes)
(#1 Library of Congress; #2 Harvard University; #3 Boston Public Library; #4 Chicago Public Library)
227) In Martin Seymour-Smith's book The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written:
The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today
Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae (1266-1273)
was listed as the 29th book in chronological order
among the 100 most influential books in the history of thought.
228) In Henry Miller's The Books in My Life (1969)
Feodor Dostoievsky's works
was listed as the 29th book in author alphabetical order
among the 100 most influential books that Henry Miller has read.
229) In The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy List (July 6, 2003)
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny was ranked as the 29th most popular book.
(#1 George R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire; #2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #3 Lois M. Bujold, The Vorkosigan Series)
230) Chicago, USA was ranked as the 29th most populous city (6,945,000)
in Top 100 Cities of the World— ranked by population.
(#1 Tokyo, Japan; #2 Mexico City, Mexico; #3 Mumbai, India; #4 Sáo Paulo, Brazil)
231) Spain was ranked as the 29th most populous country (39,208,236)
in Top 100 Countries of the World— ranked by population.
(#1 China; #2 India; #3 United States; #4 Indonesia; #5 Brazil)
232) "By" was ranked as the 29th most used English word
in The First 100 Most Commonly Used English Words from
The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists (4th Ed., 2000)
by Edward Bernard Fry, Jacqueline E. Kress, & Dona Lee Fountoukidis
(#1 the, #2 of, #3 and, #4 a, #5 to, #6 in, #7 is, #8 you, #9 that, #10 it)
In a survey of The 500 Most Commonly Used Words in English
"by" was ranked as the 29th most commonly used English word.
233) In The Modern Library 100 Best Novels (2003).
Board's List 29th best novel: James T. Farrell's The Studs Lonigan Trilogy
(#1 James Joyce, Ulysses; #2 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
Reader's List 29th best novel: Stephen King's The Stand
(#1 Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged; #2 Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead)
234) In The Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction (2003).
Board's List 29th best nonfiction: Ernest H. Gombrich's Art and Illusion
(#1 Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams; #2 William James, Varieties of Religious Experience)
Reader's List 29th best nonfiction: Frances Yates' The Art of Memory
(#1 Ayn Rand, Virtue of Selfishness; #2 L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics)
235) 29th best-loved novel is John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath
in BBC's Big Read: Top 100 (April 2003).
#28 John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany; #30 Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
(#1 JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #2 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice)
236) 29th most popular book downloaded is Emile Cammaerts' Through the Iron Bars
in Project Gutenberg's Top 100 (2-12-2006).
#28 A. M. Williamson & C. N. Williamson's Rosemary; #30 Charles Seignobos's History Of Ancient Civilization
(#1 Sarah Knowles Bolton, Lives of Girls Who Became Famous; #2 Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci;
#3 Vatsyayana Kamasutra; #4 Unknown, The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds)
237) The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States
public corporations as measured by gross revenue.
In 2006, the 17th Ranking was J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
with revenue of $79,902 million
(#16: McKesson; #18: Verizon Communications)
(#1 Exxon Mobil; #2 Wal-Mart Stores; #3 General Motors; #4 Chevron; #5 Ford Motor)
238) Forbes Top 100 Celebrity Ranking (6-15-2005): Power #29: Shania Twain
(#1 Oprah Winfrey, #2 Tiger Woods, #3 Mel Gibson)
Pay #29: Tobey Maguire
(#1 George Lucas, #2 Oprah Winfrey, #3 Mel Gibson)
Web #29: Bette Midler
(#1 Bill Clinton, #2 Oprah Winfrey, #3 George Lucas)
239) Malaysia was ranked as the 17th country favored by tourists
with 2,959,000 visitors in Tourist Arrivals
(#1 France; #2 United States; #3 Spain; #4 Italy; #5 Hungary)
George Thomas Kurian, The Illustrated Book of World Rankings,
Sharpe Reference, Armonk, NY, 1997, p. 211
240) Internet Movie Database was ranked as the 29th most popular web site
in Web 100: Top 100 by web100.com
(#1 CNET; #2 Shutterfly; #3 ESPN.com; #4 National Geographic Online)
17 in the Bible
241) 29 occurs in the Bible 8 times:
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
Genesis, 11.24 (2247 B.C.)
All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the
holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents,
and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

Exodus, 38.24 (1491 B.C.)
And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities
are twenty and nine, with their villages:

Joshua, 15.32 (1444 B.C.)
He [Amaziah] was twenty and five years old when he began to reign,
and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

II Kings, 14.2 (842 B.C.)
Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign;
and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem.
His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.

II Kings, 18.2 (678 B.C.)
Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

II. Chronicles, 25.1 (840 B.C.)
Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old,
and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.

II. Chronicles, 29.1 (741 B.C.)
And this is the number of them: thirty chargers of gold,
a thousand chargers of silver, nine and twenty knives,

Ezra, 1.9 (536 B.C.)
The Complete Concordance to the Bible (New King James Version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN (1983), p. 1004
242) Chapter 29 in Genesis:
Jacob comes to Haran, meets Rachel, deceived with Leah, works 7 more years for Rachel:
1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2. And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it;
    for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
6. And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
11. And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
20. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him
      but a few days, for the love he had to her.
25. And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban,
      What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel?
      wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
30. And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel
      more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Genesis, 29.1, 2, 6, 11, 20, 25, 30 (1760 B.C.)
243) Verse 29 of Genesis Chapter 32
After wrestling with the Angel, Jacob was blessed by the Angel:
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said,
Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
Genesis, 32.29 (1739 B.C.)
244) There are 29 verses in Chapter 29 of Deuteronomy,
Moses asks his people to obey God's covenant:
1. These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children
    of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
2. And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your
    eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
9. Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
15. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord
29. The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed
      belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29.1-2, 9, 29 (1451 B.C.)
245) There are 29 chapters in I. Chronicles.
In Chapter 29, David gives thanksgiving to the Lord:
10. Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said,
      Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11. Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory,
      and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
      thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
      Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
18. O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination
      of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
27. And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned
      he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
28. And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour:
      and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
I. Chronicles 29.10-11, 13, 18, 27-28 (1023 B.C.)
246) Chapter 29 of Book of Job:
Job bemoans himself when he remembers his former prosperity and honour.
2. Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
3. When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
5. When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
15. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
18. Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
19. My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
23. And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
Book of Job 29.2-3, 5, 15, 18-19, 23 (1023 B.C.)
247) In the 29th Psalm, David exhorts princes to give glory to God:
1. Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
3. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
4. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
7. The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
8. The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
11. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Psalms 29.1, 3-4, 7-8, 11 (1023 B.C.)
248) Verse 29 of Matthew Chapter 6:
28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies
      of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
      was not arrayed like one of these
Matthew, 6.28-29 (31 A.D.)
249) Verse 29 of Matthew Chapter 15:
29. And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
      and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
Matthew, 15.29 (31 A.D.)
250) Verse 29 of Luke Chapter 13:
29. And they [prophets] shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north,
      and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God
Luke, 13.29 (31 A.D.)
251) Verse 29 of Luke Chapter 21:
29. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
Luke, 21.29 (31 A.D.)
252) Verse 29 of John Chapter 20:
29. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:
      blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed
John, 20.29 (31 A.D.)
253) 29th Book of Ecclesiasticus: On Loans, Generosity, Securities, Home & Hospitality—
Nevertheless, be patient with those who are badly-off,
    do not keep them waiting on your generosity.
For the commandment's sake go to the poor man's help,
    do not turn him away empty-handed in his need.
Better let your silver go on brother or friend,
    do not let it go to waste, rusting under a stone.
Invest your treasure as the Most High orders,
    and you will find it more profitable than gold.
Deposit generosity in your storerooms
    and it will release you from every misfortune.
Better than sturdy shield or weighty spear,
    it will fight for you against the enemy.
Ecclesiasticus XXIX.11-17 (circa 280 B.C.)
The Jerusalem Bible (Editor, Alexander Jones)
Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1967, pp. 936-937
254) 29th Book of Enoch describes Further Journey to the East:
And thence I went to another place in the desert, and approached to the east
of this mountain range. And there I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance
of frankincense and myrrh, and the trees also were similar to the almond tree.
Book of Enoch XXIX.1-2 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, p. 53
255) 29th Saying of Gospel of Thomas (circa 150 A.D.):
Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit,
that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of
the body, that is a marvel of marvels. Yet I marvel at how
this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty.

Gospel of Thomas, Saying #29 (114 Sayings of Jesus)
(trans. Marvin Meyer, 1992; adapted by Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief, pp. 231-232)
Nag Hammadi Library, Ed. James M. Robinson, trans. Thomas O. Lambdin, 1988, p. 130
256) 29th Section of The (First) Apocalypse of James (circa 150 A.D.):
James said, "Rabbi, how, after these things, will you appear to us again?
After they seize you, and you complete this destiny, you will go up to Him-who-is."
The Lord said, "James, after these things I shall reveal to you everything, not for
your sake alone but for the sake of the unbelief of men, so that faith may exist
in them. For a multitude will attain to faith and they will increase."
The (First) Apocalypse of James, Section #29
Nag Hammadi Library, Ed. James M. Robinson,
translated by William R. Schoedel, 1988, p. 264
257) 29th Section of The Sentences of Sextus (circa 150 A.D.):
Strive eagerly to be victorious over every man in prudence; maintain self-sufficiency.
You cannot receive understanding unless you know first that you possess it.
It is better to serve others than to make others serve you.
The Sentences of Sextus, Section 29, Sentences #332-333, 336
Nag Hammadi Library, Ed. James M. Robinson,
translated by Frederik Wisse 1988, pp. 505-506.
258) Chapter 29 in the First Book of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
Now it happened after these things I came to the height to the veils of the thirteenth aeon.
Now it happened that when I reached their veils, they drew themselves and they opened to me.
I entered into the thirteenth aeon, I found the Pistis Sophia below the thirteenth aeon
alone, none of them being with her. But she dwelt in that place, sorrow and grieving
because she had not been taken to the thirteenth aeon, her place in the height.
And furthermore she was sorrowful on account of the torments which the Authades
inflicted on her, he being one of the three triple- powered ones. But when I tell
you about their extent, I will tell you the mystery of how these things happened.
    Now it happened, when the Pistis Sophia saw me shining exceedingly,
there being no measure to the light which I had, she was in great agitation and
she looked at the light of my garment. She saw the mystery of her name in my
garment and the whole glory of its mystery because she was previously in the
place of the height in the thirteenth aeon. But she was wont to sing praises to
the light in the height which she saw in the veil of the Treasure of the Light.
    It happened now when she continued to sing praises to the light in
the height, all the archons, which are with the two great triple-powered ones,
looked on, and also her invisible one which is paired with her, and the other
22 invisible emanations— since the Pistis Sophia with her partner, with
the other 22 emanations make up the 24 emanations , which the great invisible
forefather with the two great triple-powered ones has emanated."
Pistis Sophia, Chapter 29
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 84-85)
259) Chapter 29 of Books of Jeu (circa 200 A.D.):
And there are twelve heads in his treasury; that is, the names are these which are
in the places. And there are twelve in each rank, and this name is that of the twelve,
except for those that will be in them, when they sing praises to my Father, so that
he gives light-power to them. These are they which... emanated forth when the power
of my Father radiated within him. He emanated twelve emanations. And there are twelve
heads in each emanation, and this name is that of the twelve; and there are twelve in
each one of the ranks, and they are one outside the other endlessly, these being their
names, except for their watchers. The three watchers; ... ... ...
Books of Jeu Ch. 29
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, XIII: The Books of Jeu, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, p. 77)
260) Chapter 29 of Aquarian Gospel has 29 verses of Jesus in India.
Ajainin, a priest from Lahore, comes to Benares to see Jesus:
5. But Jesus said to them, The light is most abundant, and it
    shines for all; if you would see the light come to the light.
6. If you would hear the message that the Holy One
    has given me to give to men, come unto me.
11. And Jesus said, The Holy One regards all men alike; the dwelling
     of my host is good enough for any council of the sons of men.
13. Your presents I return; you cannot buy the knowledge
     of the Lord with gold, or precious gifts.
16. And Jesus said, There is no night where shines the sun; I have
     no secret messages to give; in light all secrets are revealed.
19. And Jesus said, This kingdom is not far away, but man with
     mortal eyes can see it not; it is within the heart.
20. You need not seek the king in earth, or sea, or sky; he is not there,
     and yet is everywhere. He is the Christ of God; is universal love.
29. Now, in Benares Jesus tarried many days and taught.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 29.29
Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 65-67

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