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  1. Harry Glicken's was devastated when his mentor David Johnson died during the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980. Glicken met the same fate 11 year's later during the eruption of Mt Unzen in Japan. Glicken and Johnson are the only American volcanologists to have died in volcanic eruptions.

  2. David Johnson, volcanologist. Successfully fought a Chief Brody-like fight to keep the summit Mt St Helens & Spirit Lake visitor-free for 2 months before the cataclysm. Instead of 1000 deaths there was 53; him among them, radioing "...Vancouver, this is it" seconds before he was incinerated.

  3. Wales' national symbol is a leek because on the eve of the battle against the Saxons, St David advised the Britons to wear leeks in their caps so as to easily distinguish friend from foe. This helped to secure a great victory.

  4. David A. Johnston was the first to report the St. Helens eruption, transmitting "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" before he was swept away by a lateral blast.

  5. Leek was very popular during the Middle Ages in Europe. Girls have slept with leek under their pillows on the St. David's Day to see their future husbands in dreams.

  6. Most linguists think that naval stories around "Davey Jone's Locker" are derived from the Biblical Jonah, with elements from St David of Wales.

  7. David Johnson, a volcanologist studying Mt. St. Helens from 6 miles away when it erupted. He made a transmission stating: "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" as the volcano erupted. The transmission went dead at this point, and his body was never recovered.

  8. The volcanologist responsible for reporting on activity of Mount St. Helens, who was camped on top of a ridge in the blast zone at the time of the eruption was David A. Johnston. His last transmission before the blast was "This is it!" He died moments later.

  9. The myths that David Bowie invented the board game Connect 4 and that Blockbusters host Bob Holnes played saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker St were both invented by Stuart Maconie

  10. Actor David Morse ("Boomer" on St. Elsewhere, Col. Reed in The Hurt Locker, Officer Howell in The Green Mile) was given his middle name, "Bowditch," after 19th Century American mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch. The two men were born about five miles apart (and 178 years apart).

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The ring road in Wolverhampton is split up into 7 sections. Each section is named after a Saint. Originally they were named after nearby churches but it was noticed that St David had been missed out, so the last section was named after him for sake of completion rather than a local connection.

Canadian astronaut David St-Jacques. He has a PhD in Astrophysics from Cambridge, is a licensed engineer and doctor. He also has a commercial pilot license and an advanced scuba-diving license.

I learned of Canadian astronaut David St-Jacques. His accomplishments include being a doctor, engineer and physicist. He also holds a commercial pilot's license and advanced scuba diving license.

David Alexander Johnston (December 18, 1949 – May 18, 1980) was an American United States Geological Survey (USGS) volcanologist who was killed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. A principal scientist on the USGS monitoring team,[1] Johnston was killed in the eruption while mann

The ring road in Wolverhampton is split up into 7 sections. Each section is named after a Saint. Originally they were named after nearby churches but it was noticed that St David had been missed out, so the last section was named after him for sake of completion rather than a local connection.