US arts administrator, fund-raiser, and theater producer led syndicate that acquired Empire State Building 1951 (sold personal interest 1954) 1st chairman of Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1961-1988, overseeing its funding and co..
1713 – Laurence Sterne was born November 24, 1713 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. His father was an Ensign in a British regiment recently returned from Dunkirk. Sterne’s father’s regiment was disbanded on the day of Sterne’s birth, and within six months the family had returned to Yorkshire in northern England. 1723 – Sterne was ..
1891 – Born in Breslau on the 12th of October. 1916 – She received her doctorate of philosophy there with a dissertation under Husserl, "On The Problem of Empathy." 1921 – Her reading the autobiography of the mystic St. Teresa of Ávila on a holiday in Göttingen that caused her conversion. 1922 – On the ..
US Christian evangelist sister of Ji..
1834 – Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Victorian England’s best-known Baptist minister, was born on June 19th in Kelvedon, Essex and spent his childhood and early teenage years in Stambourne, Colchester, and Newmarket. 1850 – His lack of a college degree was no hindrance to his remarkable preaching career, which began, when he was only fifteen years ..
1931 – Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. John Shelby Spong, scholar, author and bishop, is the most published member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States. 1952 – Bishop Spong was educated in the public schools of Charlotte, was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North ..
638 BC – Born in Athens. Solon was one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece and dominated Athenian politics for several decades, becoming the city’s chief magistrate. 595 BC – Solon revived the martial spirit of his countrymen, which had sunk under the effect of repeated disasters, obtained command of a body of troops, ..
1771- Sydney Smith born on the 3rd of June at Woodford, Essex, the son of Robert Smith. Sydney was the second of four brothers and one sister. He was an English writer and clergyman. 1789 – He became a scholar of New College, Oxford. 1792 – Graduated and received a BA from New College. 1796 ..
1805 – Born on December 23rd in Sharon, Vermont. 1827 – Married to Emma Hale on January 18th. 1830 – He wrote The Book of Mormon. – Organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6th, and received revelations to guide the Church. By inspiration, he called Apostles and other ..
1944 – He was born on the 28th day of August this year in Tortola. 1999 – He entered politics at a relatively late stage of his career, being first elected to the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands in this year, as the head of the newly formed National Democratic Party ..