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TODAY - Sep 20, 2017

Thought of the Day

Fear cuts deeper than swords.

Today's Birthday

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta Journalist, Italian(1833)

An Italian journalist and nationalist, won the Nobel Peace Prize jointly to Ernesto Teodoro Moneta and Louis Renault in 1907.

 
George Robey
George Robey Comedian, English(1869)

An English comedian, singer and star of the music hall, billed as The Prime Minister of Mirth.

 
Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren Actress, Italian(1934)

An Italian film actress who married the man who groomed her for stardom, Carlo Ponti, won an Oscar for Two Women and proved her abilities as a comedienne in The Millionairess.

 
George R.R.Martin
George R.R.Martin Novelist, American(1948)

An American novelist and short story writer in fantasy, science fiction and horror and television producer, whose notable works include, A Game of Thrones and The Winds of Winter.

This day in History

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival opens.

1947

Denis Compton, an English cricketer ended the season in dashing style today with three all-time records.

1979

Emperor Jean Bedel Bokassa, African most bizarre dictator was overthrown today in a coup by his cousin, David Dacko.

2000

Indian weightlifter, Karnam Malleswari, wins the Bronze medal at the Sydney summer Olympics for lifting 110kg in the Snatch event and 130kg in the Clean and Jerk event for a total of 240. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Man who made the difference

George R. R. Martin (1948)

George R. R. Martin

An American novelist, short story writer, television producer and a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America whose books often feature sexuality, violence, power, religion and moral relativity as major themes, was born on 20th September 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin was his father and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He was interested in writing at his very young age. He was writing stories and selling them for pennies to other neighbourhood children. At the age of 21, his first professional sale was made in 1970. He served as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher. In 1979, he became a full-time writer. Beauty and the Beast, was his first film as a Producer. His other best known works include; A Song of Ice and Fire, A Game of Thrones, The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, The Mystery Knight, A Dance with Dragons, The Winds of Winter and A Clash of Kings.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal