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TODAY - Mar 30, 2017

Thought of the Day

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Today's Birthday

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh Painter, Dutch(1853)

A Dutch post impressionist painter driven by insanity to suicide, who sold only one of his paintings during his life time.

 
Melanie Klein
Melanie Klein Psychoanalyst, Australian(1882)

An Australian-British psychiatrist noted for her studies of children's.

 
Devika Rani Chaudhuri
Devika Rani Chaudhuri Actress, Indian(1908)

An Indian actress in Indian films who is regarded as the first lady of Indian cinema.

 
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty Actor, American(1937)

An American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (1937)

 
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton Singer, British(1945)

A British singer, rock guitarist, and songwriter, who won six Grammy Awards in 1993

This day in History

1858

Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents his idea of attaching an eraser to the top of a lead pencil.

1867

U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia, purchasing Alaska for $7.2 million; critics dub the deal "Seward's Folly."

1981

President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest as he leaves a Washington, D.C., hotel; drifter John Hinckley Jr. is promptly arrested for the shooting.

1986

Actor James Cagney, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy," dies at 86.

1999

A jury in Portland, Ore., orders Phillip Morris to pay $81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades.

Eric Clapton (1945)

Eric Clapton

A British singer, rock guitarist, and songwriter, who won six Grammy Awards in 1993, was born on 30th March 1945 in England. At the age of 17, he began playing the guitar. He joined the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers a succession of bands including the Dominos, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek. Ocean Boulevard and Slowhand were his solo albums. These albums established him as an exceptional rock-guitar soloist. Clapton returned to the blues with the albums From the Cradle (1994) and Riding with the King (2000); the latter was a collaboration with blues artist B. B. King. Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992, a member of Cream in 1993, and as a solo artist in 2000. The book Clapton: The Autobiography appeared in 2007, along with a two-disc album The Complete Clapton, which spans his career.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal