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TODAY - Mar 02, 2021

Thought of the Day

In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.

Today's Birthday

Sam Houston
Sam Houston Politician, American(1793)

An American politician and soldier who served as the first president of the republic of Texas.

 
Melvin Thomas Ott
Melvin Thomas Ott Baseball Player, American(1909)

An American professional baseball player who is also known as "Master Melvin" played in Major League Baseball.

 
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev Statesman, Russian(1931)

A Soviet statesman who became the leader of the USSR in 1985 and won the Nobel Prize winner for Peace.

 
Ricardo Lagos
Ricardo Lagos Former President, Chile(1938)

A politician and lawyer who served as the President of Chile. (2000-2006)

 
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel Author, American(1904)

He earned his graduation degree from Dartmouth in 1925 and went on to study at the University of Oxford.

This day in History

1807

The United States Congress abolishes the slave trade, effective Jan. 1, 1808.

1836

Texas declares its independence from Mexico; the United States does not recognize the new Republic of Texas.

1877

On the basis of its committee's recommendation, the United States Congress rewards all 20 disputed electoral votes in the previous December's presidential election to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes.

1923

Time magazine debuts as a weekly news review.

1972

American spacecraft pioneer 10 blasts off for Mars and Jupiter on a 21-month lifespan.

Man who made the difference

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel

An American author was born on 2nd March 1904, in Springfield, United States. Geisel studied English literature at Dartmouth College. He earned his graduation degree from Dartmouth in 1925 and went on to study at the University of Oxford, intending to become an English professor. He wrote her most popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Geisel sold millions of books that entertained generations of children while helping them learn to read. In 1937, he wrote his first children's book. This book was an instant success. Geisel followed it up with works such as The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938), The King's Stilts (1939), and Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), the story of an elephant duped by a bird to sit on her egg. During World War II (1939-1945) Geisel drew cartoons and wrote films supporting the war effort. He returned to writing children's books with McElligot's Pool and for the next several decades produced about 40 books in all, including such perennial favorites as If I Ran the Zoo, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Socks, the environmentally conscious The Lorax and the nuclear-war-related work The Butter Battle. He died on September 24, 1991, in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal