On the Number 57

1) The 29th odd number = (2n-1) = 57
2) Sum of the 28th & 29th numbers = 28 + 29 = 57
3) Product of the 2nd & 8th prime numbers = 3 x 19 = 57
4) The 39th composite number = 57
5) Sum of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th square numbers = 1 + 4 + 16 + 36 = 57)
6) Sum of the 6th, & 8th triangular numbers = 21 + 36 = 57
7) Sum of the 3rd, 9th and 10th prime numbers = 5 + 23 + 29 = 57
8) Sum of the 3rd, 8th, and 9th Fibonacci numbers = 2 + 21 + 34 = 57
9) Sum of the 7th through 12th numbers = 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 = 57
10) The 57th digit of pi = 4
11) The 404th & 405th digits of pi = 57
12) The 411st & 412th digits of pi = 57
13) The 48th & 49th digits of phi = 57
14) The radian is the angle subtended at the center of a circle by
an arc of circumference equal in length to the radius of the circle.
One radian = (180o/p) = 57.29578o
15) The 57th day of the year = February 26
[Born on February 26, 1852: John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943),
American physician who developed dry cereal, NY Times Obituary]
16) Atomic Number of Lanthanum (La) = 57 (57 protons & 57 electrons)
(Lanthanum is a silvery white, malleable, ductile rare-earth metal)
17) LVII is the Roman numeral for 57.
18) The British scientist John Dalton (1766-1844) who developed the atomic theory of matter,
kept a meterological journal for 57 years from 1787 to 1844.
19) The Sweet Fairy Rose is a cupped flower
that opens flat into a rosette shape
with 57 petals. It is 16 inches tall
with mauve light lavender color,
and is exceedingly fragrant.
20) The Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway,
New York City, has 57 floors.
It is 792 feet (241 meters) tall and
is the 90th tallest building in the world.
It officially opened on April 24, 1913
when President Wilson presses a button
in the White House, illuminating the structure
inside & out. It was the world's tallest building
until the completion of 40 Wall Street in 1930.
The artist John Marin exhibited several
watercolors of the Woolworth Building
at the 1913 New York Armory Show.
21) Carnegie Hall is a concert hall located at West 57th Street & 7th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.
Opening Night was on May 5. 1891. The performer was Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. (Timeline)
22) 57th Street & 6th Avenue is an IND subway station in Manhattan, New York City.
It was opened on July 1, 1968, has two tracks and one island platform.
23) Heinz 57 Varieties slogan is synonymous with the name "Heinz."
In 1896, Henry John Heinz noticed an advertisement for "21 styles of shoes."
He decided that his own products were not styles, but varieties. Although
there were many more than 57 foods in production at the time, because
the numbers "5" and "7" held a special significance for him and his wife,
was launched for Heinz 57 Varieties— and the rest is history!
24) During the Crusades, the Knights Templar (founded 1118) who could not attend choir
were required to say the Lord's Prayer 57 times a day.
25) In 1970, Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) crossed the Atlantic (3270 nautical miles)
from Safi, Morocco to Barbados in 57 days on a reed papyrus boat.
26) 57th word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = it (light)
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.

Genesis I.1-4 (1611)
27) In the 57th Psalm, David praises God with his harp in a cave:
I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psalms 57.9-11
28) In Isaiah Chapter 57, God withholds peace to the wicked:
I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah 57.19-21
29) 57th hexagram of the I Ching: Sun / The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
 THE JUDGMENT THE GENTLE. Success through what is small. It furthers one to have somewhere to go. It furthers one to see the great man. THE IMAGE Winds following one upon the other: The image of THE GENTLY PENETRATING. Thus the superior man Spreads his commands abroad And carries out his undertakings.
30) 57th Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: The Flowers
Mara (the Evil One) cannot approach the path of the virtuous,
the vigilant, and those who are liberated through wisdom.

Buddha, Dhammapada Verse 26 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Harischandra Kaviratna, Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, 1970)
31) Verse 57 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
Ah, but my Computations, People say,
Reduced the Year to better reckoning?— Nay
'Twas only striking from the Calendar
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st edition 1859, 2nd edition 1868)
32) Line 57 in Canto 1 of Dante's Paradiso:
(Dante ascends to his true home in the heavens):
 More is permitted to our powers there than is permitted here, by virtue of that place, made for mankind as its true home.
( Allen Mandelbaum translation, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1984, pp. 86-87)
33) 57th Poem of Emily Dickinson:
 To venerate the simple days Which lead the seasons by, Needs but to remember That from you or I, They may take the trifle Termed mortality! Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955)
34)
 57th Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali: Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light! Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth. The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light. The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, and it scatters gems in profusion. Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure. The heaven's river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 57
35) Verse 57 in Jack Kerouac's Sutra, Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1960):

Perfectly selfless, the beauty of it,
the butterfly doesnt take it as a personal
achievement, he just disappears through
the trees. You too, kind and humble and
not-even-here, it wasnt in a greedy mood
that you saw the light that belongs to everybody.

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Totem/Corinth Book, NY, 1970
36) 57th Street is a novel (1971) by George Selcamm
about professional musicians, the forces that drive them to search
for perfection and recognition along with the hunger for love.
First lines of book:
The artist's room was little more than a cubicle. Judith Conrad, seated
at the dressing table, glanced at the brown leather sofa and the yellow wall
beyond. For Carnegie Hall, she thought, this was on the shabby side.

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