“Aristotle was born in Stagira in 384 BC and died in Chalcis, Evia, at 322 BC. The great philosopher was originally believed to have been buried at Chalcis, however, archaeologists are now certain that the tomb they have found belongs to Aristotle.”
Pietro Rotari, Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, 1755. Pietro Antonio Rotari was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Born in Verona, he led a peripatetic career, and died in St Petersburg, where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court.
We regret to share news of the sudden death of Joel Hastings, winner of the 1993 International Bach Competition in Washington DC. Canadian born, Joel toured internationally as a soloist and taught at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He had been undergoing some medical tests in recent weeks when he was struck by a fatal […]
He came from a family of pilots. One uncle was an air force captain. Two cousins, like him, flew for the national carrier, EgyptAir. Mohamed Saeed Shokair died doing what he was born to do, family members said Sunday at a funeral service for the pilot of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed into...
Tom DeLeone, a longtime NFL center and two-time Pro Bowler, has died after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 65. The Browns, DeLeone’s team from 1974 to 1984, confirmed his death this morning. DeLeone was born and raised in Ohio and spent his football career there. An All-American at Ohio State, DeLeone was…
According to Variety, Mister Ed and DuckTales star Alan Young has died. He was 96. Young was born in England to Scottish parents in 1919, and when he was a boy, he and his family moved to Canada. He reportedly suffered from chronic asthma, and he became interested in the radio while bedridden. Show More Summary
The Tennessean reports that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died in Nashville after a long illness. He was 74. Born in West Texas, Clark moved to Houston to kick off his folk music career, becoming friends with other musicians like Townes Van Zandt and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Show More Summary
We were saddened to hear the news on Friday, May 13, 2016 that legendary Hawaiian surfing icon Rabbit Kekai has died, according to Surfer Magazine. He was 95. Born in 1920 in Honolulu, the young Rabbit quickly earned a reputation as one of the city’s most gifted natural athletes; he was reportedly as fast on land […]
Jones, who was 116, reportedly had a penchant for bacon and lingerie. Now, there is believed to be only one person still alive who was born before 1900.
Susannah Mushatt Jones—Tee (short for Auntie) to her 100 nieces and nephews, Miss Susie to her friends—has died in Brooklyn at the age of 116, bequeathing the Guinness Book Of World Records title of Oldest Person. Born on July 6th, 1899?the same year Queens and Staten Island joined New York City?Jones was the last known living American who experienced the 1800s. [ more › ]
The oldest person in the world, who also happened to be a Brooklynite, died at 116 at her senior home Thursday night. Susannah Mushatt Jones was born July 6, 1899, and was the only American still around who'd lived in the 19th century. Jones, whom New York featured in the ... More »
Reflecting on Italy's transmogrification during the opening decades of the early-20th century, Antonio Gramsci lamented how the "old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born." It was not until the middle of the 20th century that Italy began to reconstitute its foundations and embark on an economic miracle. Show More Summary
May 12th is the feast of the Roman martyr St Pancratius, (also known as Pancras in English), a martyr of the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. Born in Phrygia to Roman parents, his mother died in childbirth, and his father when he was eight, leaving him to the care of his uncle Dionysius, who brought him to Rome. Show More Summary
There sadly hasn't been much hope from the tragedy that is flight MH17 — but a new birth will provide some joy for one couple. Violet May Maslin was born to Australian parents Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris on Wednesday, bringing "...Show More Summary
First, doctors said their unborn daughter would be born with her intestines outside of her body. Then, they said her legs and feet were deformed. A third time, they said the unborn baby girl had a genetic disorder and would die soon after birth. Little Olivia-Jax’s parents said no three times when doctors encouraged them […]
Walker Percy was a great, cosmopolitan southern novelist and essayist who died in 1990. Born in Alabama, he lived much of his life in Covington, a town near New Orleans. That's pretty far from Kentucky and the annual Run for the Roses,...Show More Summary
"I was born an artist. Afterwards, I had to explain to everyone just what that meant." -Marisol The world lost a pioneering artist when Marisol Escobar died at the age of 85 in a New York hospital on April 30, 2016 after living withShow More Summary
While rumors continue to swirl around exactly how music legend Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died, CNN is reporting that police investigators found opioid prescription drugs in his possession and inside his Minnesota home.
He not busy being born is busy dying. So said Bob Dylan, in “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” a fountain of wisdom on “Bringing It All Back Home,” a transition from politics to inner truth, from folk to rock, this was the LP before “Highway 61 Revisited,” when Dylan became a household name with […] The post Apple’s Numbers appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.
What happens to books when they are disposed of, and how much material does it actually take to print a single novel? Column by Leah Dearborn Books are born and die all the time. I'm not speaking of the cycle of creation that all writers know so well: the loop of ideas, draft, submissions, and eventual publication. Show More Summary