|Aug-16-05|| ||cuendillar: <The popular tradition has it that Newton was sitting under an Appel tree when an apple fell on his head, and that this made him understand that earthly and celestial gravitation are the same. A contemporary writer, William Stukeley, recorded in his Memoirs of Sir Isaak Newton's Life a conversation with Newton in Kensington on 15 April 1726, in which Newton recalled "when formerly, the notion of gravitation came into his mind. It was occasioned by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood. Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground, thought he to himself. Why should it not go sideways or upwards, but constantly to the earth's centre." In similar terms, Voltaire wrote, "Sir Isaac Newton walking in his gardens, had the first thought of his system of gravitation, upon seeing an apple falling from a tree." These accounts are exaggerations of Newton's own tale about sitting by a window in his home and watching an apple fall from a tree. It is now generally considered probable that even this story was invented by Newton in later life, to illustrate how he drew inspiration from everyday events.>|
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|Aug-24-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
aka <Izaak Appel>
|Aug-29-08|| ||GrahamClayton: There was a tournament held in Warsaw in early 1939 to determine who would be chosen for the Polish team that was going to compete in the 1939 Olympiad in Buenos Aires. Towards the end of the tournament, 2 players were competing for the last vacant place - Teodor Regedzinski and Appel, who was Jewish. |
Appel had to beat Miguel Najdorf in the final round to make the Olympiad team, but he lost the game. As a result he was a victim of the Nazi ghetto during World War 2, and perished. If he had made the Olympiad team, he would have been able to stay in Argentina after the Olympiad, and would have survived the war.
|Sep-03-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005|
|Aug-04-12|| ||Karpova: Final Standings of the Lodz Christmas tournament 1936:|
1-3. Appel 5.0
1-3. P. Frydman 5.0
1-3. Gerstenfeld 5.0
4. Regedzinski 4.0
5-6. A. Frydman 3.5
5-6. Najdorf 3.5
7. Kolski 2.0
8. Spiro 0.0
Source: Page 38 of the 1937 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'