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TODAY - Oct 03, 2023

Thought of the Day

If you have good thoughts; they will shine out on your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Today's Birthday

George Bancroft
George Bancroft Politician , America(1800)

An American historian and politician who made a significant contribution to promote secondary education.

Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe Singer, America(1900)

An American writer, whose novels had an enormous impact on the readers of his own generation.

Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal Writer, America(1925)

An American author and critic who wrote Myra Breckinridge and the screenplay of Suddenly Last Summer.

Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran Musician, America(1938)

An American musician whose hits include "C'mon Everybody" and "Summertime Blues"; he died in a car crash, and became a rock n roll legend.

Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker Singer, America(1941)

An American singer whose The Twist has become an international dance hit.

This day in History


To bolster morale during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaims the last Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day.


Rebecca L. Felton becomes the first female senator in U.S. history.


Britain successfully tests its first atomic bomb off the coast of Australia.


Frank Robinson is named manager of the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black American to take charge of a major league baseball team.


East and West Germany are formally reunited.


The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) ceases to exist at midnight, and on October 3, East and West Germany are formally reunited.

Man who made the difference

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

Thomas Wolfe

An American writer, whose novels had an enormous impact on the readers of his own generation, was born on October 3, 1900, in Asheville, North Carolina, United States and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. After a brief sojourn abroad, he served from 1924 to 1930 as an English instructor at New York University in New York City. His first novel, Look Homeward, Angel (1929), was an immediate success, enabling Wolfe to devote himself entirely to writing. Strongly autobiographical in content and marked by an almost overwhelming emotional intensity, Look Homeward, Angel exhibits the stylistic influence of the American novelists Theodore Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis and of the Irish writer James Joyce. A sequel, Of Time and the River, was published in 1935. The Web and the Rock (1939) and You Can't Go Home Again (1940) completed Wolfe's cycle of autobiographical novels. The central theme of the cycle is the search by an idealistic young man for enduring values. Despite the corruption he finds in the society around him, he retains a nostalgic, poetic faith in the essential goodness of the American people and the greatness of their land. Wolfe's writing is characterized by a fervent lyricism and expansiveness which has been compared to that of the American poet Walt Whitman. Wolfe's other works include From Death to Morning (1935), a collection of short stories; The Story of a Novel (1936), a study of his own methods of composition; The Hills Beyond (1941), containing an incomplete novel and shorter pieces; Western Journal (1951); and Writing and Living (1964).

Wolfe died of pneumonia on September 15, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal