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TODAY - May 31, 2020

Thought of the Day

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Today's Birthday

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Poet, American(1819)

An American poet and essayist.

 
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood Actor, American(1930)

An American actor and director.

 
Joe Namath
Joe Namath Player, American(1943)

an American football player.

 
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Director, German(1946)

A German film director, screenwriter, and an important figures in the New German cinema.

This day in History

1790

President George Washington signs the first U.S. copyright act into law.

1889

More than 2,000 people die when the South Fork Dam breaks, flooding the city of Johnstown, Pa.

1961

South Africa becomes an independent republic and withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

1962

Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann is hanged by the State of Israel for his role in the extermination of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

1994

The United States announces that it is no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at the Soviet Union.

2005

Deep Throat, a key source used by reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein while investigating the Watergate break-ins, is revealed to be W. Mark Felt, who was deputy director of the FBI during the scandal.

Man who made the difference

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Walt Whitman

An American poet, was born on 31st May 1819 in New York. His father was a carpenter. Whitman wrote political speeches, short stories and poems for popular magazines. Leaves of Grass, the first volume of his new kind of poetry, was published in 1855. This issue contained 12 untitled poems. Whitman produced his final edition of Leaves of Grass in 1892. In 1897, "Old Age Echoes," was published. All of his poems were included in the definitive “Reader's Edition” of Leaves of Grass, edited by Sculley Bradley and Harold W. Blodgett. In 1971, he published his essay Democratic Vistas. This essay is considered as discussion of the concept of democracy and its possibilities.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal