Yesterday, after the defeat in the match with Feliciano Lopez at the U.S. Open, Mardy Fish retired from his professional tennis activity. Born on December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota, USA, during his career he won a numbero of tournaments and has been in the Top 10 of the ATP ranking. A cardiac arrhythmia and especially an anxiety disorder stopped him in recent year, so much that during this summer he decided to retire.
Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. During his career as a writer he published series that are still reprinted after a century creating iconic characters such as Tarzan but also John Carter of Mars. Edgar Rice Burroughs died on March 19, 1950 following a heart attack.
“The Five Doctors” is a special adventure between the 20th and the 21st season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired on November 25, 1983, featuring the First Doctor, the Second Doctor, the Third Doctor, the Fourth Doctor, the Fifth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. It follows “The King’s Demons”, it was written by Terrance Dicks and directed by Peter Moffatt.
Amanda Tapping was born on August 28, 1965 in Rochford, Essex, England. When she was three years old her family moved to Ontario, Canada. She’s famous especially for playing Samantha Carter in the Stargate franchise and Helen Magnus in the TV show “Sanctuary”, of which she was also an executive producer. In recent years she’s mostly working as a director.
An article published in the journal “Environmental Research Letters” describes a NASA research that used data collected by various satellites to assess the impact of American cities on the rise in temperatures. The conclusions are that in large cities the temperature is from 1° to 3° Celsius (1.8 to 5.4°Fahrenheit) higher than that of the neighboring areas rich in vegetation.