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TODAY - Oct 20, 2017

Thought of the Day

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

Today's Birthday

Sir Christopher Michael Wren
Sir Christopher Michael Wren Architect, British(1632)

An English architect famous for many major buildings including St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Joyce Diane Brothers
Joyce Diane Brothers Psychologist, American(1927)

An American psychologist and columnist well known for her daily newspaper advice column.

Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle Director, English(1956)

An English film director and producer who directed Trainspotting and one an Oscar in 2008 for Slumdog Millionaire.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag Cricket Player, Indian(1978)

An Indian cricketer nickname Viru, known for his an aggressive batting style who played as an opener in Indian cricket team.

John Dewey
John Dewey Philosopher, American(1859)

An American philosopher, psychologist, and educator was born on October 20, 1859, in Burlington, Vermont, United States.

This day in History


Britain and the United States sign a diplomatic convention establishing a boundary between the United States and British Canada along the 49th parallel.


The UN War Crimes commission is formed.


Britain recognizes the peoples of Republic of China under Chairman Mao.


In Providence, R.I., the first fully automated post office system goes into service, electronically sorting and canceling 18,000 pieces of mail per hour.


Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigns in connection with the Watergate Scandal.

Man who made the difference

John Dewey (1859-1952)

John Dewey

An American philosopher, psychologist, and educator was born on October 20, 1859, in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Dewey received a B.A. degree from the University of Vermont in 1879 and a Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1884. Dewey's long and influential career in education began at the University of Michigan. Dewey lectured, acted as an educational consultant, and studied educational systems in China, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and the Soviet Union. Dewey's devotion to the reform of educational theory and practice motivated him to test his educational principles. He criticized the system of education. Dewey's influence can be seen in many fields besides education and philosophy. A political activist, he advocated progressive and sometimes radical approaches to international affairs and economic problems. His other works include -The School and Society, Democracy and Education, Art as Experience, Human Nature and Conduct, The Quest for Certainty and Problems of Men.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal