Category: Calendar

  • August 28: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749

      “If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wikipedia: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August […]

  • August 26: Guillaume Apollinaire was born in 1880

      “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire wikipedia Born Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki 26 August 1880 Rome, Italy Died 9 November 1918 (aged 38) Paris, France Occupation Poet, writer, art critic Signature – Guillaume Apollinaire (August 26,1880 in Rome – November 9, […]

  • August 19: Blaise Pascal died in 1662

    “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” ― Blaise Pascal wikipedia: Born 19 June 1623 Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France Died 19 August 1662 (aged 39) Paris, France Residence France Nationality French Religion Roman Catholic Era 17th-century philosophy Region Western philosophy School Jansenism Proto-existentialism Main interests Theology Mathematics Philosophy Physics Notable ideas Pascal’s Wager Pascal’s triangle […]

  • August 18: Roman Polanski was born in 1933

    Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater Wikipedia: Born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański 18 August 1933 (age 82) Paris, France Residence France Citizenship Polish (by birth) and French (by naturalization) Alma mater National Film School in Łódź Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter Years active 1954–present Spouse(s) Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass(1959–1962; divorced) Sharon Tate (1968–1969; her death) […]

  • August 18: B. F. Skinner died in 1990

      “We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.” ― B.F. Skinner Born 20 March 1904 Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Died 18 August 1990 (aged 86) Cambridge, Massachusetts Nationality American Fields […]