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TODAY - Sep 22, 2018

Thought of the Day

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

Today's Birthday

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday Scientist, English(1791)

An English one of the most famous scientists who built the first generator and contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

 
Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Stroheim Director, American(1885)

An Austrian-American Hollywood director, actor and producer, whose electric leather clad image and autocratic ways won him the title The Man You Love to Hate.

 
John Houseman
John Houseman Actor, American(1902)

A Romanian-born British-American actor and producer who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

 
Fay Weldon
Fay Weldon Author, English(1931)

An English author, essayist and playwright, whose work include The Life and loves of a she-Devil.

This day in History

1792

The French Republic is proclaimed.

1862

President Abraham Lincoln issues his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the South.

1927

World heavyweight champion Gene Tunney won his return bout with ex-champion Jack Dempsey in a sensational fight.

1980

The war between Iraq and Iran begins in the Gulf.

1989

A powerful bomb blasted the Royal Marines School of music at Deal in Kent, England.

Man who made the difference

Erich von Stroheim (1885-1957)

Erich von Stroheim

An American Hollywood actor, producer and one of the first directors to portray his heroes and heroines as realistic was born on 22 September 1885 in Vienna, Austria. He was from a Jewish family. He worked as a supervisor in his father's hat factory. After spending some time with his father, he went to America around 1909. In 1914, he arrived in Hollywood. He turned to writing and directing. He made his directorial debut with Blind Husbands. The story of Blind Husband based on an American couple vacationing in Austria. They met Austrian officer and the husband doubts on his wife's loyalty. In his film he portrait new levels of realism. He is well known for his silent film 'Greed', in which he showed grim realism with no stars, no glamour and an epic length. His most notable works include; Hearts of the World, The Heart of Humanity, Sunset Boulevard, The Merry Widow, Blind Husbands, Hello Sister!, The Devil's Passkey, Foolish Wives, Queen Kelly and The Wedding March. He died on May 12, 1957, in Maurepas, France.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal