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TODAY - Dec 10, 2023

Thought of the Day

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way standing still.

Today's Birthday

Cesar Franck
Cesar Franck Composer, Belgian(1822)

A Belgian composer who developed a cyclic - form the use of the same theme in more than one movement of a work.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson Poet, American(1830)

An American poet who wrote more than 1700 poems, only seven of which were published in her life time.

Melville Louis Dewey
Melville Louis Dewey Librarian, American(1851)

An American librarian and educator who invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.

Olivier Messiaen
Olivier Messiaen Composer, French(1908)

A French composer and organist.

This day in History


In Stockholm, the first Nobel Prizes are awarded in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine, peace and literature,


The largest dam in the world "The Aswan Dam" on the Nile completed and opened today.


Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for physics in Stockholm.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by The United Nations.


In the Serbian republic in Yugoslavia the Communist party win a free election.

Man who made the difference

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Emily Dickinson

was America poet who is considered one of the most famous female poets was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, United States. She studied at the Amherst Academy, and the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley. Out of her 2000 poems, she published only about 10 poems during her lifetime in newspapers. The first volume of her Poems was edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. In the play The Belle of Amherst, she was depicted as a lady who is reclusive and sensitive in nature and that is why she always dressed in white and had a secret love in her life. Susan Dickinson her sister--n-law played a major role in her life. In Dickinson biographies it is mentioned that she was sending her poems to her and sometimes Susan suggested her too. Open Me Carefully was a collection of Dickinson's letters to her sister-in-law Susan which was published in 1998, shows that they were good friends and sharing a healthy relationship with each other. One of the foremost authors in American literature Dickinson died on May 15, 1886, in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal