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TODAY - May 18, 2022

Thought of the Day

A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there's less of you.

Today's Birthday

Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius Architect, German(1833)

A German architect who founded the Bauhaus School.

 
Frank Russell Capra
Frank Russell Capra Director, American(1897)

An Italian-American film director, whose films include the Oscar award-winning It Happened One Night and You Can't Take It with You.

 
Margot Fonteyn
Margot Fonteyn Ballerina, English(1919)

An British ballerina who is widely regarded among the greatest classical ballet dancers.

 
Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman Songwriter, English(1949)

An English keyboardist, songwriter, author, and actor.

This day in History

1804

Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed emperor of France by the Senate and Tribunate.

1860

Abraham Lincoln, a former Illinois state legislator, receives the Republican presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

1896

In Plessy v. Ferguson, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that racial segregation is legal as long as "separate but equal" facilities are provided for whites and blacks.

1980

Mount Saint Helens volcano in Washington state erupts, causing an outbreak of fires, mudslides and floods; 57 people die in the largest eruption in U.S. history.

Man who made the difference

Frank Capra (1897-1991)

Frank Capra

An American motion-picture director and producer, was born on 18th May 1897, in Italy. He joined Hollywood as a writer. He worked for the Mack Sennett studios. He also worked for Harry Langdon a comedian as a director and scriptwriter. As a director of comedies, he achieved a great success and received Academy Awards for best director. His most notable works include; You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and It Happened One Night and In 1998 the American Film Institute (AFI) named Mr. Smith one of the top 100 films of the previous century. Capra's Meet John Doe, another story of a simple man thrust into the public eye, was released in 1941. For most of World War II (1939-1945) Capra served in the U.S. armed forces as a producer of military documentaries. He died on September 3, 1991, La Quinta, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal