On 35

My wife and I celebrated our 35th anniversary this past April.  Here’s a toast to more than you ever wanted to know about 35.

In Mathematics

  • 35 is a tetrahedral number, centered cube number, a pentagonal number, a highly cototient number, Størmer number, and apentatope number
  • Divisible by 1, 5, 7, 35
  • The highest number one can count to on one’s fingers using base 6
  • Squared is 1225, but its square root is 5.92
  • A 35-sided polygon is a triacontakaipentagon (impress your friends with that one)

In Science

  • Atomic number of bromine, whose neutral atom has 35 protons and 35 electrons
  • Messier object M35, a magnitude 5.5 open cluster in the constellation Gemini
  • The New General Catalogue object NGC 35, a galaxy in the constellation Cetus
  • The Saros number of the solar eclipse series which began on -1870 (1871 BC) July 25 and ended on -373 (374 BC) January 9. The duration of Saros series 35 was 1496.5 years, and it contained 84 solar eclipses
  • The Saros number of the lunar eclipse series which began on -1550 (1551 BC) May 14 and ended on -252 (253 BC) July 1. The duration of Saros series 35 was 1298.1 years, and it contained 73 lunar eclipses
  • 35 degrees F = 1.67 degrees C, but 35 degrees C = 95 degrees F
  • During the 35th week of pregnancy, the average human baby weights 6 pounds, measures 12 inches, and has fully developed lungs

In Entertainment

  • 35 c, a song by Jagúar from the album Jagúar
  • XXXV (album), the thirty-fifth anniversary album by folk rock band Fairport Convention
  • 35 is the title of a book written by Casper Schipper
  • Lawrence of Arabia wins Best Picture at the 35th Academy Awards (1963)
  • Cheers and Hill Street Blues win awards at the 35th Primetime Emmy Awards (1983)
  • 80/35 Festival in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Television Channel 35 are in Richmond, Erie, and Orlando

In Sports

  • Retired MLB jerseys: Randy Jones (Padres), Phil Niekro (Braves), Frank Thomas (White Sox)
  • Retired NHL jersey: Tony Esposito (Blackhawks)
  • Retired NBA jerseys: Roger Brown (Pacers), Reggie Lewis (Celtics), and Darryl Griffith (Jazz)
  • Super Bowl XXXV: Held in Tampa, Florida, Baltimore Ravens defeated the NY Giants 34-7
  • In NASCAR, #35 has started 109 races with 0 wins and 6 top five finishes (all by Benny Parsons)

In Business

In Geography
Interstate 35 runs from Texas to Minnesota and the only freeway to have East–West divisions (in two places, the Twin Cities and the DFW Metroplex

U.S. Route 35 (a highway I have been on many times) is a north–south highway running northwest-southeast for approximately 412 miles (663 km) from northern Michigan City, Indiana to the western suburbs of Charleston, West Virginia.

In US

  • The minimum age of candidates for election to the United States Presidency
  • 35th U.S. Congress met from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859, during the first two years of James Buchanan’s presidency
  • John F. Kennedy, the 35th US president

Miscellaneous

  • 35th anniversary gifts are coral (traditional) and jade (modern)
  • Licence Plate code of Izmir/Turkey
  • Highway 35 World Race is a series of Hot Wheels
  • The F-35 Lightning II Aircraft
  • 35 Israeli soldiers died in a convoy during the 1948 war of independence
  • Italy hosted the 35th G8 Summit (2009)
  • 35 mm film is the basic film gauge most commonly used film in photography and motion pictures (for we Americans, 35 mm = 1.377953 inches)
  • 35 Raceway claims to have the fastest 1/5 mile dirt rack in the Midwest
  • Cinema 35 Drive-In in Eaton, Ohio used to show soft porn
  • STS-35 was on the space shuttle Columbia (1990)
  • Smith & Wesson produced a 35-caliber pistol
  • Vera Renczi, allegedly murdered 35 individuals in the 1920s (including husbands, lovers, and a son) with arsenic

In Year 35 AD 

  • A common year starting on Saturday
  • Buddhist calendar year 579, Berber calendar year 985, Korean calendar year 2368
  • Tiridates III becomes king of Parthia

In Year 35 BC

  • Started either on a Thursday or Friday or a leap year starting on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (sources differ because of what is known as leap year error)
  • Holocene calendar year 9966, Burmese calendar year -672
  • Marcus Titius arrived in Syria with a large army and marched to Asia Minor
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34 thoughts on “On 35

  1. You’re right, it was more than I ever wanted to know about the number 35, lol, but interesting information in there all the same. My very best wishes to you and your good lady and may you have many more happy years together.

  2. Happy 35th Anniversary, Frank!
    Fascinating list of facts.
    Hope you and your wife were enjoying each others company on your anniversary and not building this list! ;)

    • Spiced,
      Many thank for the wishes. Minimal age for president is one of those specific little Constitutional nuggets that isn’t subject to interpretation. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Hi,
    Wow, that is fantastic, a Very Happy 35th Anniversary to you both. :D

    I love your list, and I found the information to the lunar and solar eclipses very interesting, a lot of great information about the number 35, well done. :)

  4. Apologies for my absence from your blog. I’m back from walking in Spain and am very far behind with my reading.

    Congratulations on your 35th. Us long married folks are in such a minority that it’s always exciting to meet another member of the clan!

    I’m not surprised that it took you + 2 months to come up with that amazing list of facts! Thanks to you I’ll always know that JFK was the 35th. I hope that’s the $1 million question!

    • Rosie,
      Welcome back from Spain … thus I’ve gotta stop by to read the stories and see the pics. I’m a bit busy this coming week, so I ask for your patience. Thanks for the wishes and for stopping by.

  5. I started reading your blog around the time you posted about another number. What fun these posts are.

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