Happy 148th, Bertrand Russell!

Bertrand Russell was born on 18th May 1872. So today is the 148th year since his birthday. Happy birthday to Lord Russell! To mark the occasion, see this excellent recollection of John Amberley on the occasion of Russell’s birth (quoted from The Amberley Papers, and thanks to Spokesman Books for first posting the passage today):

‘He was born at 5.45pm …

[the doctor] remarked that not one child in 30 is as big and fat … he was found to weigh 8lb 11oz and to measure 21 inches’

-John Amberley, Bertrand Russell’s father, wrote in his Journal, 18/19 May 1872

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