On the Number 84

84 in Mathematics
1) The 42nd even number = 84
2) The 18th abundant number = 84
3) The 60th composite number = 84
4) The 31st Harshad number = 84
5) 84 is the product of = 2 x 42
= 3 x 28 = 4 x 21 = 6 x 14 = 7 x 12
6) Sum of the 2nd even & 40th even numbers = 4 + 80 = 84
7) Sum of the 3rd & 22nd prime numbers = 5 + 79 = 84
8) Sum of the 13th & 14th prime numbers = 41 + 43 = 84
9) Sum of the 10th prime & 10th triangular number = 29 + 55 = 84
10) Sum of the 10th prime & 10th Fibonacci number = 29 + 55 = 84
11) Sum of the 2nd, 4th, and 8th square numbers = 4 + 16 + 64 = 84
12) Sum of the 1st, 7th & 10th triangular numbers = 1 + 28 + 55 = 84
13) Sum of the 2nd, 8th & 9th triangular numbers = 3 + 36 + 45 = 84
14) Sum of the 6th, 8th, and 10th Fibonacci numbers = 8 + 21 + 55 = 84
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
15) Sum of the first 7 triangular numbers = 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 + 28 = 84
16) Sum of the 10th & 14th lucky numbers = 33 + 51 = 84
17) 84 is the side of a Primitive Pythagorean Triangle 13-84-85.
There are only 16 primitive triplets with hypotenuse less than 100:
(3, 4,5), (5, 12, 13), (8, 15, 17), (7, 24, 25), (20, 21, 29), (12, 35, 37),
(9, 40, 41), (28, 45, 53), (11, 60, 61), (33, 56, 65), (16, 63, 65),
(48, 55, 73), (36, 77, 85), (13, 84, 85), (39, 80, 89), and (65, 72, 97)
18) The 5th & 6th digits in the 8th perfect number = 84
19) 84 appears in the 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 20th pairs of amicable numbers:
1) 220 & 284, 2) 1184 & 1210, 9) 63020 & 76084, 20) 176272 & 180848
20) Square root of 84 = 9.1651514
21) Cube root of 84 = 4.37952
22) ln 84 = 4.4308168 (natural log to the base e)
23) log 84 = 1.92428 (logarithm to the base 10)
24) Sin 84o = 0.994522
Cos 84o = 0.104528
Tan 84o = 9.514364
25) 1/84 expressed as a decimal = 0.01190476
26) In the British system, Quattuordecillion = 1084 = 1 followed by 84 zeros.
(In the American system, quattuordecillion = 1045)
27) The 9th & 10th digits of e = 84

e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
        9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
        2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
        5956307381 3232862794 3490763233 8298807531 9525101901
        1573834187 9307021540 8914993488 4167509244 7614606680

(Note: The 99th-108th digits of e = 7427466391 is the first 10-digit prime in
consecutive digits of e. This is the answer to the Google Billboard question
that may lead to a job opportunity at Google.com, San Jose Mercury News, 7-10-2004)
28) The 18th & 19th digits of pi, π = 84
The 35th & 36th digits of pi, π = 84
29) The 16th & 17th digits of phi, φ = 84
The 101st & 102nd digits of phi, φ = 84
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.
30) Binary number for 84 = 1010100
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
31) ASCII value for 084 = T
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
32) Hexadecimal number for 84 = 54
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
33) Octal number for 84 = 124
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
34) The Greek-based numeric prefix octacontatetra- means 84.
35) The Latin-based numeric prefix quattuoroctoginta- means 84.
36) The Roman numeral for 84 is LXXXIV.
37) Ba Shí Si (8, 10, 4) is the Chinese ideograph for 84.
38) (60, 20, 4) is the Babylonian number for 84
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
39) 84 in different languages:
Dutch: tachtig-vier, French: quatre-vingt-quatre, German: achtzig-vier, Hungarian: nyolcvan-négy,
Italian: ottanta-quattro, Spanish: ochenta-cuatro, Swahili: themanini-nne, Swedish: åttio-fyra
40) You can count the number 84
in two different ways in this figure.
There are 84 diamond-shaped tiles
to make this 2-dimensional pattern.
Or you can build a 3-dimensional
pyramid with 84 blocks.

Richard Phillips, Numbers (1994), p. 58
84 in Science
41) Atomic Number of Polonium (Po) = 84 (84 protons & 84 electrons)
Polonium is a silvery metal, and has more isotopes than any other element,
all of which are radioactive. Polonium dissolves readily in dilute acids,
but is only slightly soluble in alkalis. Polonium has been found in tobacco
as a contaminant and in uranium ores. Metallic polonium can be fractionally
distilled from the bismuth or electrodeposited onto a metal surface such as silver.
42) Atomic Weight of Krypton (Kr) = 84 (83.798)
Krypton is a noble gas and is present in the air at about 1 ppm.
The atmosphere of Mars contains a little (about 0.3 ppm) of krypton.
It is characterised by its brilliant green and orange spectral lines.
43) Inorganic compounds whose molecular weight is 84:
Aluminum fluoride, AlF3 = 83.97
Chromium dioxide, CrO2 = 84.01
Chromium sulfide, CrS = 84.07
Magnesium carbonite, MgCO3 = 84.33
Potassium formate, KHCO2 = 84.11
Sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3 = 84.01
44) Organic compounds whose molecular weight is 84:
Acetaldehyde azine, CH3CH=N-N=CHCH3 = 84.12
Cyano-acetamide, NC-CH2=CO-NH2 = 84.08
Cyanogen sulfide, NC-S-CN = 84.10
Cychohexane, CH2-(CH2)4-CH2 = 84.16
Cyclopentanone, CH2-(CH2)3-CH2 = 84.12
Dicyandiamide, H2N-C(=NH)-NH-CN = 84.08
Dimethylacrylic aldehyde (trans), CH3-CH=C(CH3)-CHO = 84.11
Ethylidene acetone, CH3-CH=CH-CO-CH3 = 84.11
Methyl cyclopentane, CH3(CH-C4H8) = 84.16
Sodium mercaptide, C2H5-S-Na = 84.12
Thiophene, C4H4S = 84.13
[Norbert A. Lange, Handbook of Chemistry, Sandusky, Ohio (1952)]
45) Organic compounds that melt at 84oC:
Acrylamide, CH2=CH-CONH2, MP = 84.5oC
Amino triphenylmethane, (C6H5)2CH-C6H4NH2, MP = 83-84oC
Benzene sulfinic acid, C6H5SO2H, MP = 83-84oC
Benzyl phenol (p), C6H5-CH2-C6H4-OH, MP = 84oC
Bromo aceto-β-naphthone (ω), C10H7-CO-CH2Br, MP = 84oC
Bromo β-napthol (1,2), Br-C10H6-OH, MP = 83-84oC
Chloro acrylic acid (β), Cl-CH=CH-CO2H, MP = 84-85oC
Chloro-nitrobenzene, Cl-C6)H5-NO2, MP = 83-84oC
Cholesterol (eppiallo), C27H45OH, MP = 84oC
Myristic anilide, C13H27CO-NHC6H5, MP = 84oC
Nitro benzyl cyanide, NO2-C6H4-CH2-CN, MP = 84oC
[Norbert A. Lange, Handbook of Chemistry, Sandusky, Ohio (1952)]
46) Snub dodecadodecahedron: Faces = 84, Edges = 150, Vertices = 60
47) Inverted snub dodecadodecahedron: Faces = 84, Edges = 150, Vertices = 60
48) The 84th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Serine (S)
The 84th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Threonine (T)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
49) The 84th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Alanine (A) [A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
50) The 84th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease is Cysteine (C)
It is next to Aspartic Acid-83 and Arginine-85. Cys-84 forms a disulfide S-S bond with Cys-26.
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 235, 633 (1960)]
51) Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a protein of 84 amino acids.
It is synthesized and secreted by chief cells of the parathyroid gland
that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphate in the body.
The amino acid sequence of bovine parathyroid hormone was determined by
H. B. Brewer & R. Ronan, PNAS, 67, 1862-1869 (1970). It contains the
amino-terminal Alanine & carboxy-terminal residue 84 Glutamine.
52) The 84th amino acid in the 84-residue Uracil-DNA glycosylase inhibitor is Leucine (L).
This acidic protein inactivates uracil-DNA glycosylase from diverse organisms
[Wang, Z., & Mosbaugh, D. W., J. Biol. Chem. 264, 1163-1171 (1989)].
Secondary Structure shows two helices & 5 anti-parallel β-strands.
[S. Balasubramanian, et. al., J. Biol. Chem. 270, 296-303 (1995)]
53) The mitochondrial ATPase inhibitor subunit is a basic protein of
84 amino acids that helps to regulate the activity of F1F0-ATPase.
[M.J. van Raaij, et. al., Biochemistry, 35, 15618-15625 (1996)]
54) Golgin-84 is an integral membrane protein with a single transmembrane
domain close to its C terminus. This 731-amino acid protein has a predicted mass
of 83 kDa. Antibodies against the sequence detect a novel ~84-kDa Golgi protein
termed golgin-84. Cross-linking indicates that golgin-84 forms dimers.
[R. A. Bascom, S. Srinivasan, & R. L. Nussbaum, J. Biol. Chem. 274, 2953-2962 (1999)]
55) Messier M84 is situated in the heavily populated inner core of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. It was discovered and cataloged by Charles Messier on March 18, 1781 when he also cataloged 7 more nebulous objects in the same celestial region. M84 contains a central machine which ejects two small but conspicuous jets, which can be seen in the radio light. This object was also target of a 1997 investigation of M84 by the Hubble Space Telescope, shortly after its second service mission (STS-82); it was found that the nucleus of M84 contains a massive central object of 300 million solar masses, concentrated in less than 26 light years from the galaxy's center. M84 is 60,000 light years away from the Earth.
56) The planet Uranus takes 84.01 years to orbit the Sun.
57) Asteroid 84 Klio was discovered on August 25, 1865
by Robert Luther at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
It has a period of 3 years, 230 days and diameter of 59 miles.
Klio [Clio] is one of the 9 Muses of Greco-Roman mythology,
daughter of Hermes & Mnemosyne, Klio is the Muse of history.
58) F-84 "Thunderjet" was the USAF's first post-war fighter, making its initial flight on February 26, 1946. Gaining its greatest renown during the Korean War, it was used primarily for low-level interdiction missions. The F-84 attacked enemy railroads, bridges, supply depots and troop concentrations with bombs, rockets and napalm. Its maximum speed was 620 mph.
59) AGM-84 Harpoon is a U.S. Air-to-surface anti-ship missile. It provides the Air Force & Navy with a common missile for air, ship, and submarine launches. Built by Boeing in 1977, it has a range of 60 nautical miles with speed of 855 km/hr.
60) The T-84 Main Battle Tank is a Ukrainian development
of the Soviet T-80 main battle tank, first built in 1993.
Length= 9.72 m, Width=3.56 m, Weight= 48 tons, Speed= 70 km/hr.
61) Volume 84 of Scientific American (1901)— an Illustrated Journal of Art, Science, & Mechanics
published weekly by Munn & Co., 37 Park Row, New York
(No. 1-25, Jan. 5-June 29, 1901), pp. 1-416 (subscription: $3/year)
[Stanford Library: T1.S5N.S.V84.1901]
Interesting articles in Volume LXXXIV:
1) Edward S. Holden, "Orbits of Revolving Double Stars"
    Scientific American, LXXXIV, No. 4, 51 (Jan. 26, 1901)
    When a close double star is viewed through the spectroscope,
    only one spectrum band of prismatic color is seen, but that
    band is crossed by two sets of dark lines. One set of dark
    lines belongs to each star... Algol is a brilliant star for
    about 2.5 days, then it loses its pristine light by 70% in
    4.5 hours, remaining this way for 20 minutes, and in 3.5 hours,
    it regains its brilliance for 2.5 days. This is due to a dark
    satellite of larger dimensions orbiting about the principal star.
    Other systems include Mu Scorpii with a period of 35 hours and
    Mizar, one of the stars of the Great Bear with a period of 52 days.
    Gamma Virginis has a period of 194 years; Kappa Pegasi— 11 years.
2) "Tesla's Wireless Light"
    Scientific American, LXXXIV, No. 5, 67 (Feb. 2, 1901)
    Nikola Tesla says: "I was to produce from ordinary currents of supply
    electrical oscillations of enormous rapidity in a simple & economical manner.
    The total illuminating surface of a lamp is from 300-400 sq. inches.
    The ends of the spiral tube are covered with a metallic coating, and
    provided with hooks for hanging the lamp on the terminals of the source
    of oscillations. The tube contains gases rarefied to a certain degree.
3) J. Carter Beard, "Three Characteristic Types of American Dinosaurs"
    Scientific American, LXXXIV, No. 12, 184-185 (March 23, 1901)
    Largest of all quadrupeds that ever trod the earth, the enormous
    brontosaurus, which reached the length of from 60-70 feet, and
    weighed more than 20 tons. Smaller is ceratosaurus nascicornus,
    a horned dinosaur like a rhinoceros at 22 feet with a trenchant
    array of teeth. It walked upright, dragging his massive tail.
    The strangest is Stegosaurus, with gigantic armored plates
    on its back. It is 30 feet long with four pairs of spines at
    the end of its tail. Its brain is 1/100 that of an alligator.
4) M. Proctor, "Expected Return of Encke's Comet"
    Scientific American, LXXXIV, No. 24, 371 (June 15, 1901)
    Encke's comet is expected to return to perhelion about the middle
    of September 1901. Its last retun to perihelion was on May 24, 1898.
    Johann Franz Encke described the periodicity of the comet in 1819 as
    3.5 years, being the first of the short-period comets. Encke's comet
    has a diameter of 300,000 miles when 130 million miles from the sun.
    At perihelion when 33 miles from the sun, its diameter shrinks to
    12,000 miles. John Herschel says it's due to solar heat evaporation.
62) Volume 84 of Nature (1911)— A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science
was published by Macmillan & Co., London (July to October 1911), pp. 1-556
Wordsworth epigraph on cover: "To the solid ground
Of Nature trusts the mind which builds for aye."

William J. S. Lockyer, "The Next Total Eclipse of the Sun"
Nature 84 75-76 (July 21, 1910):
On April 28 of next year [1911] there will occur a total eclipse of the sun
which will begin on the earth generally at 7h. 49.2m. G.M.T., the central phase
commencing at 8h. 46.1m. G.M.T. The path of the moon's shadow is restricted for
the most part to the equatorial regions, and is confined to the longitudes between
Australia and South America, so that as far as Europe and Asia are concerned the
eclipse cannot be observed there even in a partial phase... The Pacific islands
to best view this eclipse are Tofua (an active volcano, high & unsuitable) in
the Tonga, Vavau, Nassau and Danger Islands. The chief difficulties to be met
with are confined to the landing and embarking of the personnel and material.
As many of the islands are fringed with coral reefs with only small, narrow
passages through them, considerable skills is required in negotiating
the breakers, and special surf boats are required.
• William J. S. Lockyer, "The Total Solar Eclipse, May 9, 1910"
Nature 84, 113-114 (July 28, 1910)
The following two communications from Port Davey, dated May 7 and 9 respectively,
complete the account of Mr. McClean's expedition to Tasmania. In spite of trying
weather conditions, a very complete installation of instruments was successfully
erected, but, as previously reported, clouds prevented their use during the eclipse.
• A. Battelli, "The Leaning Tower of Pisa"
Nature 84, 145-146 (August 4, 1910)
The first stone of the campanile of Pisa was laid in August, 1174 by Bonanno of Pisa
and William of Innsbruck... The tower, which is entirely of white marble, is of
cylindrical shape, hollow in the centre, with a spiral staircase constructed in
the thinckness of the outer wall which leads up to the belfry floor. The first tier
is surrounded by 15 large columns, with vaulted arches half-encased in the wall,
and the 6 upper tiers are each decorated by an equal number of peristyles with arches,
supported by altogether 192 isolated columns. The eighth and last tier, of smaller
diameter, on which are placed the bells, was constructed by Tommaso, architect and
sculptor, a pupil of Andrea Pisano. The tower, the height of which is about 56 metres,
has a noticeable leaning on its axis... The recent investigation of a Government
Commission found that the foundations, hitherto supposed to be 8 metres deep, are,
only 3.60 metres below the level of the ground. The slope of the tower determined by
optical appliances by Prof. Pizzetti, from the 1st to 7th tier, is 92 mm. per metre.
The slope has increased 5.5 mm. per metre from the 1829 measurement. This may be due
to the 1846 earthquake which caused the tower to oscillate in an alarming way. In spite
of these serious conclusions, the Commission is unanimously of opinion that the famous
tower of Pisa still possesses good stability and should bode well for the future.
• "The Sun's Velocity Through Space"
Nature 84, 272 (Sept. 1, 1910)
As derived from the radial velocity of Orion stars
(6.3 km/sec), the Sun's velocity is v = 23.3 km/sec.
• Gerald H. Thayer, "Coloration in the Animal Kingdom"
Nature 84, 532-536 (Oct. 27, 1910)
The colours of animals are adapted for concealment...
It has been said that "What's hit is history, what's
missed mystery." While the misses do not make the hits
any the less, the mystery may serve to throw light upon
the workings of a mind that has made history.
63) Volume 84 of Science (1936)— a Weekly Journal devoted
to the Advancement of Science was published by
The Science Press, New York (July-December 1936), pp. 1-582
Edited by J. McKeen Cattell
Dean F. K. Richtmyer (Cornell University),
"Graduate Work in Science, Past, Present and Future",
Science 84 27-33 (July 10, 1936):
"I believe that graduate schools can very greatly extend their services
during the next 25 years by broadening their own horizons beyond the
utilitarian specialization characteristic of the past half-century.
By means of that subtle thing called "atmosphere," and in various
other ways they can see to it that "doctor of philosophy" means
something more than a badge of professional proficiency; and that
the holders thereof are men and women who recognize and accept
their obligation to help makethis a better world in which we live."
Max Mason, "Science and the Rational Animal"
Science 84 71-76 (July 24, 1936)
"In accurate scientific knowledge there is power— power to release
man from physical drudgery; power to release man from fear; powre to
determine his destiny; power to give him peace and courage for life
in a friendly universe as he partakes of the 'sweetness and glory
of being a rational animal.'... We can not be true to the spirit of
science inour laboratories and false to it in our lives. We can not
have faith in the rationalization of life without seeking to promote it.
In that effort we must not overlook the obvious because it is so simple.
Edgar Douglas Adrian, "The Nervous System"
Science 84, 275-278 (September 25, 1936)
"Know thyself" is a precept reserved for homo sapiens...
We are animals with powers of reflection and foresight, who can use
tools and form propositions. Our knowledge and attainments can increase
from one generation to another because our children can learn from our
successes and failures... Human behavior is preeminently the affair of
the cerebral cortex... The cortex can learn and can use its learning
to generalize and solve new prblems.
Irving Langmuir, "Two-Dimensional Gases, Liquids and Solids"
Science 84, 379-383 (October 30, 1936)
Interfacial films formed between a hydrocarbon which contains stearic
acid and an underlying asqueous solution have properties which are in
many respects very similar to those of a cell wall.
84 in Mythology & History
64) 84 is a favorite number in the Indian tradition. It is difficult to decide
whether the number is considered a combination of the auspicious 8 with the 12,
or whether, taking the visual aspects into consideration, it represents the
auspicious 8 in the 4 corners of the world. The Nath Yogi's venerate 84 siddhas,
or "accomplished ones," adepts who have attained immortality through their yogic
accomplishments. More often, however, the number is multiplied by 1000. Thus,
King Ashoka is said to have built 84,000 stupas for the relics of the Buddha;
the center of the universe, Mount Meru, is 84,000 units high, and many kings
rule for 84,000 years. In the Jain system of thought, the basic number is 84,000,000.
Annemarie Schimmel, The Mystery of Numbers, Oxford Univesity Press, 1993, p. 269
64A) 84,000 is the number of afflictive emotions according to a classic Buddhist formulation.
But Buddhism assures us that there are also 84,000 antidotes. Each afflictive emotion has
a corresponding positive one that can supplant it in a healthy way. Anger can be alleviated
by reflecting on loving-kindness, arrogance by reflecting on humility, and equanimity offers
an antidote to agitation as well as other disturbing emotions. One main strategy amounts
to cultivating a state of mind that opposses the afflictive emotions. The basic principle:
a positive mental state tends to stifle or suppress a corresponding afflictive emotion;
where one is, the other cannot be in a given moment.
Tara Bennett-Goleman, Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart,
Harmony Books, 2001, p. 154
65) The 84th day of the year (non-leap year) = March 25
[Hungarian pianist and composer, Bela Bartok (1881-1945) was born on March 25, 1881.
Patron Saint of Italy, Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) born March 25, 1347;
Italian conductor, Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), born March 25, 1867;
British film director Sir David Lean (1908-1991) born March 25, 1908.]]
66) The 84th day of the year (leap year) = March 24
[Hungarian-born magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was born on March 24, 1874.
British Poet & Designer, William Morris (1834-1896) born March 24, 1834;
American Photographer, Edward Weston (1886-1958), born March 24, 1886.]
67) 84 B.C.
• Sulla forces Mithradates to make peace, to evacuate all the territories he has conquered,
    to surrender 80 warships, and to pay an indemnity of 3000 talents. Sulla sails for
    Brundisium, leaving two legions to police Rome's Asiatic territories and to help
    L. Licinius Lucullus collect a fine of 20,000 talents from the Asiatic cities.
• The Seleucid king Antiochus XII who has seized Damascus is killed
    on an expedition against the Nabataeans.
Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC-54 BC), Roman poet, was born.
— James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 30
68) 84 A.D.
• The Roman emperor Domitian recalls Gnaeus Julius Agricola
    from Britain to help repel barbarian invaders near the Rhine and the Danube.
Pliny the Younger (63-113 AD), Roman naturalist, made commander of a cavalry squadron.
Gospel of St. John & Gospel of St. Matthew are transcribed.
— James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 39
69) Calraith Rodgers (1879-1912) was the first pilot to make
the flight across the continental United States in 84 days.
He purchased a Wright Model EX biplane, christened it
the Vin Fiz, and on Sept. 17, 1911, he took off from
Sheepshead Bay on Long Island, New York.
Despite mechanical problems and dozens
of minor incidents, Rodgers landed at
Long Beach, California on Dec. 10, 1911
after flying 4231 miles in 84 days.
A crowd of 50,000 cheered him when he landed.
70) At Age 84:
Saint Luke the Evangelist (10 B.C.-74 A.D.) died at 84 in Boeotia after settling in Greece
to write The Gospel According to Luke. Feast Day of St. Luke is October 18.
Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer & philosopher, returned to a hero's
welcome in Paris (1778) after being exiled in 1734 for praising English customs
and Institutions. He had lived at Ferney near the French-Swiss border since 1759.
The excitement of the trip was too much for him and he died in Paris (May 30, 1778).
Because of his criticism of the church Voltaire was denied burial in church ground.
He was finally buried at an abbey in Champagne. In 1791 Voltaire's remains were
moved to a resting place at the Pantheon in Paris.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman and scientist, petitions Congress
on February 3, 1790 as president of Pennsylvania Abolition Society against slavery and
slave trade. Last public writing, March 23, satirizes a defense of slavery. In last letter
and final public service, April 8, replies to Secretary of State Jefferson's query on
northeast boundary as settled at Paris by peace commissioners. Dies quietly at home,
on the evening of April 17, 1890 at the age of 84 and 3 months.
William Gladstone (1809-1898), retires as British Prime Minister (March 2, 1894).
He works on his translation of Homer's Odes. His last speech was delivered in Liverpool;
it was a protest against the Armenian massacres in Turkey (1896). On May 19, 1897
Gladstone died at Hawarden at age 88. He was later buried in Westminster Abbey.
Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860-1961), has a solo art exhibition
of her "New Paintings" at Galerie St. Etienne, New York (December 5, 1944).
In observance of the her 100th birthday, she has an exhibit "My Life's History"
(September 12, 1960) at the IBM Gallery. It circulated for one year by the
Smithsonian Institution and presented at museums in the United States.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) publishes his book Points of View (1958).
His Best Short Stories was published a year earlier (1957).
Maugham died in Nice, France on December 16, 1965 at age 91.
Pablo Casals (1876-1973), Catalan cellist and conductor
gives a cello recital at the White House on November 13, 1961,
at the invitation of President John F. Kennedy whom he admired.
His memoir, Joys and Sorrows: Reflections was published in 1973.
Casals died in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the age of 96. (Oct. 22, 1973)
Henry Miller (1891-1980), American writer, wrote Tropic of Cancer at 40.
At age 84, he is quoted as saying (1976): "It's amazing how young women will allow
themselves to fall in love with old men. Sometimes my rivals are 25 years old.
I tell these women I'm decreipt and falling apart. But they say the young guys
can't teach them anything." Miller dies at 88 at Pacific Palisades, California.
Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980) President of Jugoslavia makes his first trip
to China (Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 1977). On this trip, he also travels to Moscow (Aug. 16-23, 1977),
North Korea (Aug. 24-29, 1977). At 84, on his return from his world travels,
he is greeted at Belgrade airport by a crowd of 500,000. He lives until 87.
Harold A. Scheraga (born Oct. 18, 1921),
American physical chemist of proteins and macromolecules,
Cornell University Todd Professor Emeritus in Chemistry
is still active (2005) doing both experimental and theoretical
research on protein structure folding & the mechanism of action
of thrombin on fibrinogen (an important reaction in the blood
clotting process). Scheraga has published over 1150 scientific
articles, and is an active editorial & advisory board member
of nine scientific journals. He continues to give seminars
both at Cornell and around the world. In 2005, he received
a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Gdansk.
[Sources: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 499-501;
World Almanac Book of Who (1980); Web links: Wikipedia, Saint Luke,
Voltaire, Ben Franklin, William Gladstone, Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses,
W. Somerset Maugham, Pablo Casals, President Josip Broz Tito, & Harold A. Scheraga]
71) Stanford Bronze Plaque 84 on the ground to the right of Stanford's Memorial Church is dedicated to the Class of 1984. It is located near Building 70 for Buddhist Studies & Religious Studies. Geographically it is at the southwest corner of the Main Quad. 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.
84 in Geography
72) Cities located at 84o longitude:
Atlanta, Georgia: 84o 23' W longitude & 33o 45' N latitude
Cincinnati, Ohio: 84o 30' W longitude & 39o 8' N latitude
Knoxville, Tennessee: 83o 56' W longitude & 35o 57' N latitude
Agraharam, India: 84o 7' E longitude & 18o 19' N latitude
Vamsadhara River, India: 84o 7' E longitude & 18o 21' N latitude
San Jose, Costa Rica: 84o 4' W longitude & 9o 55' N latitude
73) 84 is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Vietnam.
74) 84 is used as the country ISBN code for books from the Spain.
75) The area of Lisbon, Portugal is 84.6 square kilometers.
76) E84 is an European highway in Tekirdag, Turkey, near the Sea of Marmara.
It is a West-East route running from Kesan to Silivri.
77) The World Geodetic System defines a fixed global reference frame for the Earth,
for use in geodesy and navigation. The latest revision is WGS 84 dating from 1984,
which will be valid up to about 2010. Earlier schemes included WGS 72, WGS 64, WGS 60.
78) The Western I-84 is a 771-mile interstate highway running
through Oregon (377 miles), Idaho (275 miles), & Utah (119 miles).
The Eastern End is at Echo, Utah at I-80.
and the Western End is at Portland, OR at I-5.
Major cities along the route: Portland & Boise, ID.
79) U.S. Highway 84 is an east-west United States highway.
It started as a short Georgia-Alabama route in the original 1926
scheme, but now extends all the way to Colorado. As of 2004,
the eastern terminus is near east of Midway, Georgia at an
intersection with I-95. The road continues toward the nearby
Atlantic Ocean as a county road. Its western terminus is in
Pagosa Springs, Colorado at an intersection with U.S. Highway 160.
(US-84 in Alabama)
80) California Highway 84 consists of two sections:
an east-west arterial road running from San Gregorio to
Menlo Park, across the Dumbarton Bridge through Fremont
and ending at I-580 in Livermore. The other section
is a north-west arterial that begins in Rio Vista and
ends at the Interstate 80 interchange in West Sacramento.
Route 84 is also defined to continue from I-580 to
Route 4 in Antioch. The length of CA-84 is 96 miles.
81) King's Highway 84
ran for 17.1 km (10.6 miles)
in Southern Ontario, Canada
from 1938-1997.
Western Terminus:
Hwy 21 junction in St. Joseph;
Eastern Terminus:
Hwy 4 junction in Hensall.
82) 84 Avenue Foch was a building in Paris used by the German Gestapo
during their occupation of Paris in World War II. The location is found
on Avenue Foch, a wide residential boulevard in the 16e arrondissement
which connects the Arc de Triomphe and the Porte Dauphine.
83) Eighty Four, Pennsylvania is a small town approximately 25 miles
southwest of Pittsburgh, PA. It is accessible via highways 519 and 136.
Postal ZIP Code: 15330, Telephone Area Code: 724, Population: 5012.
84) Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Bulgaria
is located at 11 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028
85) Carl Schurz Park is located at East 84th Street
& East End Avenue in Manhattan, New York City
86) Building 84 (1923) was a massive structure, six floors and basement,
524,376 square feet and was the body trim fabrication and assembly building.
Here was the assembly line where Champion automobiles were manufactured
for Studebaker Automobiles in South Bend, Indiana.
87) Baiyoke Sky Hotel, at 84 stories high
is the tallest building in Thailand.
88) On the 85th floor of the Empire State Building (NYC) are six DTV stations:
WNBC-Channel 28, WPIX-Channel 33, WWOR (UPN)-Channel 38, WABC-Channel 45,
WCBS-Channel 56, and public broadcaster WNET-Channel 61. The 85th floor was
a good location to put both the UHF combiner along with the new L-shaped
5,000 pound high-V combiner, because the 84th floor just below them is a
convenient place to run transmission line across the building to the mooring mast.
84 in Sports & Games
89) Baseball's 84th World Series (1987): Minnesota Twins defeats St. Louis Cardinals 4-3
Minnesota beats St. Louis at their Metrodome in Games 1 & 2 by scores of 10-1 & 8-4.
St. Louis wins Games 3-5 at home 3-1, 7-2, and 4-2. Minnesota wins Games 6 & 7 at home
11-5 and 4-2 for their first World Series championship. The Twins had two grand slams—
Don Gladden in Game 1 and Kent Hrbrek in Game 6. Twins' Frank Viola won Games 1 and 7.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 421
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 2754)
90) Four players are tied for 50th place with 84 stolen bases:
King Kelly (1887), Chippy McGarr (1887), Billy Sunday (1890), Bill Lange (1896)
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 2310
91) Magic Johnson of the L.A. Lakers holds the record for the most assists made— 84,
in a 6-game NBA Finals Series (1985)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 878
92) Irving Fryar, Andre Rison, Mark Clayton, & Tommy McDonald
are tied for 13th place with 84 career receiving touchdowns.
Fryar is ranked 6th with 851 receptions & Rison 15th with 743 receptions
in the NFL at the start of the 2004 season. (Receiving TDs Leaders).
93) Jerry Porter, wide receiver
of the Oakland Raiders (since 2000)
wears uniform #84. Started
all 16 games (2004) at WR
and set new career highs
in receptions (68)
and receiving yards (998)
and tied a career high
with nine touchdown catches.
94) 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall
(5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1) on July 4, 1970.
95) 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove
(4-6, 6-3, 6-1) on July 1, 1977.
96) 84th Kentucky Derby was won by Tim Tam in 2:05
with Jockey Ismael Valenzuela aboard (May 3, 1958).
97) 84th Preakness Stakes was won by Tim Tam in 1:57.2
with Jockey Ismael Valenzuela aboard (May 17, 1958).
98) 84th Belmont Stakes was won by One Count in 2:30.2
with Jockey Eddie Arcaro aboard (June 7, 1952).
99) 84th U.S. Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276
at Winged Foot Golf Course, NY (June 18, 1984)
100) Women's 100-Meters High Hurdles: height of the hurdle is 84 centimeters.
101) Olympics Gold in Men's Hammer Throw:
1988 Sergei Litvinov, USSR, 84.80 meters
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 866
102) Olympics Gold in Men's Javelin Throw:
1960 Viktor Tsibulenko, USSR, 84.64 meters
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 866
103) Olympics Gold in Men's Javelin Throw:
1988 Tapio Korjus, Finland, 84.28 meters
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 866
104) 1916 Indianapolis 500 Auto Racing winner:
Dario Resta, Peugeot, 84.001 MPH
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 952
84 in Collectibles, & Postage Stamps
1984 China Panda Gold Coin,
100 yuan, 1 oz.
Reverse: Temple of Heaven
106) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe (Topps 1952)
Card #84 is "IL-4", Russian Medium Bomber
107) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #84 is "Lincoln Capri 1953"
108) Postage Stamps with Denominations of 84 (Scott Catalogue # cited)
Note: Stamps were downloaded or scanned & resized in same proportion as originals.
Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering or perforations.

Germany #555—
84 pfennigs
Numeral 84
Issued 1946
Set of 27 values
(Scott #530-556)
Germany Democratic Republic #171—
84 pfennigs
Dove & family
Issued 1953
Set of 18 values
(Scott #155-171)
Germany Democratic Republic #10N44—
84 pfennigs
August Bebel
Brown lake
Issued 1948
Set of 16 values
(Scott #10N29-44)
Germany Democratic Republic #10NB10—
84 + 30 pfennigs
Goethe semi-postal
Olive grey
Issued July 20, 1949
Bicentenary of
Goethe's birth
Set of 6 values
(Scott #10NB6-10)
Germany Baden #5N12—
84 pfennigs
Black Forest Scene
Blue green
Issued 1947
Set of 13 values
(Scott #5N1-13)

84 in Books & Quotes
109) Quotes on 84:
"On this very 2nd of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth
had brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six;
and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past."

Jules Verne (1828-1905), Around the World in Eighty Days, Chapter 1 (1873)
110) Quotes on 84:
"his name was Dave Singleman. And he was eighty-four years old and
drummed merchandise in thrity-one states. at the age of eighty-four he
still made a living. And when I saw that I realized that selling was the
greatest career a man could want. 'Cause what could be more satisfying than
to be able to go, at age eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities,
pick up a phone, and be remembered by so many different people?' Do you know?"

Arthur Miller (1915-2005), Death of a Salesman,
Act II, Part 2, pp. 60-61, Viking Press, N.Y. (1949)
111) The word eighty-four
appears on the cover
of George Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The first edition of this
novel was published
by Secker & Warburg,
London, England, in 1949.
112) 84 Charing Cross Road (1970) is a book by Helene Hanff.
It is about bibliophilia, containing 20 years of correspondences between
a New York writer Helene Hanff and the London bookseller Frank Doel
of Marks & Co. The book was originally published by Grossman Publishers,
New York (1970) and reissued by Penguin, NY (1990) with an introduction
by Anne Bancroft. A film of the same name was released in 1987.
113) The Eighty-Four Siddhas is a 488-pages
Ph.D. thesis (1975) by James Burnell Robinson (b. 1944)
about siddhas, spiritual life, and Buddhism.
Photocopy from the University of Wisconsin (1978)
[Stanford Green Library: BQ4570.S55.R6]
114) Masters of Mahamudra: songs and histories of the 84 Buddhist siddhas
is a 454-pages book by Abhayadatta
about siddhas, tantric Buddhism, and India.
Translation & commentary by Keith Dowman;
Illustrations by Hugh R. Downs.
State University of NY Press, Albany, (1985).
[Stanford Green Library: BQ342.A2313.1985]
115) Sarajevo 84: The XIV Winter Games is a book
about the 14th Winter Olympic Games held in
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, February 8-19, 1984
Published by Inter-Sport, Torrance, California (1984)
[Cupertino Library: 796.9809]
116) Book #84: A Collection of Drawings is a book
by Chris Hinton (born 1974)
Imprint: Stanford, Calif.: C. Hinton, 1998
[Stanford Art Locked Stacks: N7433.4H56.B66.1998]
117) The history of the lives of Abeillard and Heloisa is a book
comprising a period of 84 years, from 1079 to 1163
with their genuine letters, from the collection of Amboise
by Joseph Berington (1746-1827) on the love of
Peter Abelard (1079-1142) & Héloïse (1101-1164)
Imprint: Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1819
[Stanford Green Library: MPRINT3.No.47203 (microfilm)]
118) Bollingen Series LXXXIV is Myth, Religion, and Mother Right
by Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887)
(translated by Ralph Manheim with preface
by George Boas & introduction by Joseph Campbell)
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1967
Cover, Back Cover [Stanford: D7 .B2713 ]
119) Volume 84 of Time Magazine (1st issue: March 3, 1923)
runs from July 3, 1964, LXXXIV, No. 1
(Cover: Denmark's Princess Anne-Marie)
to December 25, 1964, LXXXIV No. 27
(Cover: Christian Renewal)
William Faulkner on Time cover, Vol. LXXXIV, No. 3 (July 17, 1964)
Baltimore Manager Hank Bauer on Time cover,
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 11 (Sept. 11, 1964)
Kamasura Buddha on Time cover, Vol. LXXXIV, No. 25 (Dec. 11, 1964)
120) Volume 84 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "Restoration & Eighteenth Century Dramatists, Second Series"
Paula R. Backscheider (Ed.), Gale Research, Detroit, 1989
DLB 84 covers 18 playwrights born between 1670 and 1727.
Their plays attracted large audiences, with initial runs often
totaling scores of performances. The present volume covers
Henry Fielding, the great novelist, and Richard Steele,
the journalist pioneer who founded the Tatler. Others include
Henry Carey, William Congreve, David Garrick, John Gay, Charles Johnson,
Nicholas Rowe, Frances Sheridan, Catharine Trotter, and William Whitehead.
121) Volume 84 of the Shakespearean Criticism
covers the Criticism of William Shakespeare's
Plays and Poetry, from the First Published Appraisals to Current Evaluations
Michelle Lee (Project Editor), Thomson Gale, Farmington Hills, MI, 2004
The present volume covers Iconography in the History Plays, Tragedies,
and Romances, Cymbeline, Richard III, and The Tempest.
Volume 1 of this series was edited by Laurie Lanzen Harris (1984).
122) Volume 84 of the Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
covers the following writers: Susan B. Anthony, Ernst Barlach, John Erskine,
William Alexander Percy, Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Otto Weininger.
Jennifer Baise (Ed.), The Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI, 1999
123) Volume 84 of the Contemporary Literary Criticism
covers the following writers: Paula Gunn Allen, Margaret Atwood,
Hayden Carruth, Laurie Colwin, Léon-Gontran Damas,
John Grisham, John Joseph Mathews, Henry Miller, Christopher Okigbo,
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Luis Valdez, & Banana Yoshimoto.
James P. Draper (Ed.), Gale Research Inc., Detroit, 1995
84 in Art, Music, & Film
124) Krishna Print 84 shows "A youthful Krishna with his flute"
from the Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 122 paintings of Lord Krishna.
125) 84-Sq. Color Composition #14 is a 22.5" x 22.5" square painting
by David G. Fink (born 1959 in Monterey California).
126) Woodblock Print 84
of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) is titled
"The Old Man's Tea Shop at Meguro"
showing the tea shop by the hillside,
spring blossoms on trees, Mount Fuji
in the distance, and calmess everywhere.
127) Still life with yellow pyramid
is a 84 x 84 cm oil painting
by Borisenko Pavel,
an Ukrainian artist born on
January 16, 1957 in Lugansk.
128) Johann Sebastian Bach's Church Cantata #84 was first performed Feb. 9, 1727, Septuagesima.
(Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 1 (1980), p. 820]
129) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's K #84 is Symphony #11 in D, 2 oboes, 2 horns, & strings.
Composed in Milan or Bologna, 1770
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 735]
130) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #84 in Eb (1786)
flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, & strings
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 8 (1980), p. 373]
131) Beethoven's Opus #84 is Egmont Overture (Composed 1809-1810; Performed June 15, 1810).
This incidental music was based on Goethe's tragedy Egmont; published Leipzig 1810.
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 402]
132) Felix Mendelssohn's Opus #84 is Three Songs (low voice with piano accompaniment) (1850)
1. "Da lieg' ich unter den Bäumen" (Dec. 5, 1831)
2. Herbstlied (Klingemann), (Feb. 26, 1839)
3. Jagdlied (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn) (May 25, 1834)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 156]
133) Frederic Chopin's Piano Solo #84 is Cantibile in Eb (composed 1834)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 4 (1980), p. 307]
133A) Robert Schumann's Opus #84 is "Beim Abschied zu singen"
Chorus with wind instruments (composed 1847; published 1850)
Text: E. von Feuchtersleben
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 854]
134) Franz Schubert's D #84 is an opera Des Teufels (3 acts)
Composed Oct. 30, 1813-May 15, 1814 (Published 1888),
1st performed Vienna, Musikvereinsaal, Dec. 12, 1879.
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 778]
135) Johannes Brahms' Opus #84 is Romances & Songs for female voice & piano
(Composed 1881, Published 1882);
1. Sommerabend (d), 2. Auf dem Schiffe (A), 3. Entführung (d)
4. Dort in den Weiden (D), 5. Komm bald (A), 6. Trennung (F)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 3 (1980), p. 183]
136) Jean Sibelius's Opus #84 is Choral: Five Partsongs
(Fröding, Gripenberg, Reuter), male voices (composed 1914-15)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 17 (1980), p. 287]
137) Sergei Prokofiev's Opus #84 is Piano Sonata #8 in B-flat Major (1939-1944)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 17 (1980), p. 300]
138) In Eighty Four is a song by the Undead
Bobby Steele (7" Single: Nov. 1985; LP: Apr. 1986)
They got me on the tele-screen
The Thought Police are at my back door
I can't protest, I can't scream
So well controlled in eighty four
So well controlled in eighty four
So well controlled in eighty four
There is no room for individuals
Big Brother watches every move you make
No room for human thoughts at all
If you object you very life's at stake.

139) 84 Charing Cross Road is a film directed by David Hugh Jones (1987)—
Based on Helene Hanff's book and James Roose-Evans' stage adaptation.
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books
that developed into a close friendship. The film starred Anne Bancroft
as Helene Hanff, a struggling New York writer and lover of old books.
Anthony Hopkins played Frank P. Doel, the British Antiquarian, who
corresponded with Helene for 20 years. Judi Dench played Mrs. Nora Doel.
James Monaco, The Movie Guide, Perigee Books, NY, 1992, p. 227
140) 84 Charlie Mopic is a film written & directed by Patrick Sheane Duncan (1989)—
Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama.
Shot entirely in hand-held documentary style, a camera team follows an Army
unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. Duncan, a Vietnam veteran who served as an
infantryman for 13 months during 1968-69, shot this film in the hills
outside Los Angeles using Super 16mm film stock, which was later
blown up to 35 mm for theatrical release. The movie's producing
company itself is called '84 Charlie MoPic'.
James Monaco, The Movie Guide, Perigee Books, NY, 1992, p. 227
84th Ranking in Lists
141) 98.5WNCX, Cleveland's Classic Rock radio station has ranked the Top 98 LP albums
Neil Young's After the Goldrush (1970) was selected as the 84th Greatest LP.
(#1. Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon", #2. "Led Zepplin 4", #3. Beatles, "White Album")
142) Rolling Stone Magazine's poll of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
has named The Police's Every Breath You Take (1983) as the 84th Greatest Song.
(#1. Bob Dylan "Like a Rolling Stone", #2. Rolling Stones "Satisfaction", #3. John Lennon "Imagine")
143) Joel Coen's Fargo (1996) was selected
as the 84th best film in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998).
A crime drama where Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime
falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling.
144) Double Indemnity (1944) was selected as the 84th best love stories film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (2002). Directed by Billy Wilder,
the film starred Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, & Edward G. Robinson.
145) Poltergeist (1982) was selected as the 84th best thriller film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001).
Directed by Tobe Hooper, story & screenplay by Steven Spielberg
the film starred JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, & Beatrice Straight.
146) Lost in America (1985) was selected as the 84th funniest film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000).
Directed by Albert Brooks, the film starred Albert Brooks & Juliet Hagerty.
147) "Put the Blame on Mame" from the film Gilda (1946)
was selected as the 84th best song in AFI 100 Years... 100 Songs (2004).
Directed by Charles Vidor; Music & Lyrics: Doris Fisher & Allan Roberts.
The film starred Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, & George Macready
Songs performed by Rita Hayworth (voiced by Anita Ellis)
148) In the KDFC 2004 Top #100 Classical All-Star Music Poll,
Brahm's Haydn Variations was selected as the 84th musical piece (Aired January, 2005)
(Top pieces: Beethoven's Symphony #9, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos; Top composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach;
Top performers: Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell)
149) In the book Sporting News Selects Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (1998),
Sam Crawford of the Detroit Tigers was ranked the 84th best baseball player of all time.
(#1 Babe Ruth; #2 Willie Mays; #3 Ty Cobb; #4 Walter Johnson)
150) 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),
Francis Bacon, the British essayist, was ranked
the 84th most influential person of the millennium 1001-2000.
(#1 Johannes Gutenberg; #2 Columbus; #3 Martin Luther; #4 Galileo)
151) University of Notre Dame was ranked as the 84th largest library (2,583,669 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)
2004 Listing: #84 Enoch Pratt Free Library (2,906,821 volumes)
(#1 Library of Congress; #2 Harvard University; #3 Boston Public Library; #4 Yale University)
152) In Martin Seymour-Smith's book The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written:
The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today
Carl Gustav Jung's Psychological Types (1921)
was listed as the 84th book in chronological order
among the 100 most influential books in the history of thought.
153) In Henry Miller's The Books in My Life (1969), Anghelos Sikelianos's
Proanakrousma was listed as the 84th book in author alphabetical order
among the 100 most influential books that Henry Miller has read.
154) In The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy List (July 6, 2003)
Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury was ranked
as the 84th most popular book.
(#1 George R. Martin, A Song of Ice & Fire; #2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #3 Lois M. Bujold, Vorkosigan Series)
155) Xi'an, China was ranked as the 84th most populous city (3,352,000)
in Top 100 Cities of the World— ranked by population.
(#1 Tokyo, Japan; #2 Mexico City, Mexico; #3 Mumbai, India; #4 Sáo Paulo, Brazil)
156) Dominican Republic was ranked as the 84th most populous country (8,261,536)
in Top 100 Countries of the World— ranked by population.
(#1 China; #2 India; #3 United States; #4 Indonesia; #5 Brazil)
157) "Water" was ranked as the 84th 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
"no" was ranked as the 84th most commonly used English word.
158) In The Modern Library 100 Best Novels (2003).
Board's List 84th best novel: Elizabeth Bowen's The Death of the Heart
(#1 James Joyce, Ulysses; #2 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
Reader's List 84th best novel: Stephen King's It
(#1 Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged; #2 L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics)
159) In The Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction (2003).
Board's List 84th best nonfiction: Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie
(#1 Henry Adams, Education of Henry Adams; #2 William James, Varieties of Religious Experience)
Reader's List 84th best nonfiction: Howard Stern's Private Parts
(#1 Ayn Rand, Virtue of Selfishness; #2 Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead)
160) 84th best-loved novel is Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast
in BBC's Big Read: Top 100 (April 2003).
(#1 JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #2 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice)
161) 84th most popular book downloaded
is Franz Kafka's The Trial
in Project Gutenberg's Top 100 (10-29-2005).
(#1 Notebooks of Leonardo; #2 Project Gutenberg "10K" DVD,
#3 Sun Tzu, Art of War; #4 Charles A. Beard, History of the United States)
162) John Grogan's Marley & Me : Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
was the 84th most popular book
in Amazon.com's Top 100 Sellers (Oct. 30, 2005)
#83 Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
#85 Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper : A Novel
[#1 James Frey, A Million Little Pieces]
163) Bolivia was ranked as the 84th country favored by tourists
with 217,000 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
164) Poetry Daily was ranked as the 84th most popular web site
in Web 100: Top 100 by web100.com
(#1 CNET; #2 Shutterfly; #3 ESPN.com; #4 National Geographic Online)
84 in the Bible
165) 84 occurs in the Bible 2 times and once as part of other numbers:
All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred eighty-four.
Nehemian, 11.18
And she [Anna] was a widow of about eighty-four years which departed not
from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Luke, 2.37
The Complete Concordance to the Bible (New King James Version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN (1983), p. 250
166) 84th word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = the
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
    And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5: And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
    And the evening and the morning were the first day.
    — Genesis I.1-5 (translated 1611)
167) In the 84th Psalm, the prophet longs for the communion of the sanctuary:
How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.
For the Lord is a sun and shield: the Lord will give
grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, blessed is
the man that trusts in thee.
Psalms 84.1-2, 11-12 (1023 BC),
168) 84th Book of Enoch describes the Dream Visions told to Methuselah:
1. And I lifted up my hands in righteousness and blessed the Holy and Great One,
and spake with the breath of my mouth, and with the tongue of flesh, which God
has made for the children of the flesh of men, that they should speak therewith,
and He gave them breath and a tongue and a mouth that they should speak therewith:
2. 'Blessed be Thou, O Lord, King,
Great and mighty in Thy greatness,
Lord of the whole creation of the heaven,
King of kings and God of the whole world.
And Thy power and kingship and greatness abide for ever and ever,
And throughout all generations Thy dominion;
And all the heavens are Thy throne for ever,
And the whole earth Thy footstool for ever and ever.
3. For Thou hast made and Thou rulest all things,
And nothing is too hard for Thee,
Wisdom departs not from the place of Thy throne,
Nor turns away from Thy presence.
And Thou knowest and seest and hearest everything,
And there is nothing hidden from Thee [for Thou seest everything].
Book of Enoch LXXXIV.1-3 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, pp. 112-113
169) 84th Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, "When you see you likeness [in a mirror], you are pleased.
But when you see you images that came into being before you and that
neither die nor become visible, how much you will have to bear!"

Gospel of Thomas 84 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
(trans. Marvin Meyer, 1992; adapted by Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief, p. 238)
170) Chapter 84 of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
Jesus answered however and said to Maria [Mary Magdalene]: "What is there in this world that resembles them, or rather, what place is there in this world that is comparable to them?... Now at this time there is nothing in this world which is of the form of heave. Truly, I say to you, each one of the invisible ones is nine times greater than the heaven and the sphere above it, including the twelve aens, as I have already said to you at another time. And there is no light in this world which is superior to the light of the sun. Truly, truly, I say to you, the 24 invisible ones are lighted ten thousand times more than the light of the sun which is in this world... But the light of the sun in its true form, which is in the place of the Virgin of the Light, is lighted ten thousand times more than the 24 invisible ones and the great invisible forefather and also the great triple-powered God... but yet a little while and I will take thee with thy brothers and fellow disciples to all the places of the height. And I will take you to the three spaces of the First Mystery, with the exception only of the places of the space of the Ineffable, and you will see all their forms in truth, without semblance. and when I take you to the height and you shall see the glory in which they are. And as a result of their exceedingly great glory you will reckon this world before you as darkness of darknesses... And when I take you to the Land of the Light, which is the Treasury of the Light, and you see the glory in which they are, the place of those of the right will count before you like the light at the time of midday in the world of mankind, but without the sun... And when you look upon the Land of the Light, it will count before you like a speck of dust as a result of the great distance by which the Land of the Light is distant from it, and to account of the greatness by which it much exceeds it."
Pistis Sophia Ch. 84
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 186-189)
171) In Chapter 84 of The Aquarian Gospel, Jesus speaks in Samaria and heals a woman.
  2. In the synagogue Jesus opened up the book of Moses, and he read:
  3. In thee and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blest.
  4. And then he closed the book and said, These words were spoken
      by the Lord of hosts unto our father Abraham, and Israel
      has been blessedness to all the world.
  7. Our God is Spirit, and in him all wisdom, love and strength abide.
  8. In every man these sacred attributes are budding forth, and in due
      time they will unfold; the demonstration will completed
      be, and man will comprehend the fact of unity.
11. A simple godly life may win ten thousand souls to purity and right.
22. But Jesus said, The greatest power in heaven and earth is thought.
23. God made the universe by thought; he paints the lily and the rose with thought.
24. Why think it strange that I should send a healing thought and change the ethers
        of disease and death to those of health and life?
25. Lo, you shall see far greater things than this, for by the power of holy thought,
        my body will be changed from carnal flesh to spirit form; and so will yours.
26. When Jesus had thus said he disappeared, and no one saw him go.
27. His own disciples did not comprehend the change; they knew not where
        their master went, and they went on their way.
28. But as they walked and talked about the strange event, lo, Jesus came
        and walked with them to Nazareth of Galilee.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 84
Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 126-127

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