Today's Birthday Today's Birthday is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.tammymcgarity.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Fri, 20 Aug 2021 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Birthday http://www.tammymcgarity.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_tb.png 120 60 Fri, 20 Aug 2021 05:00:00 GMT Raymond Poincaré (1860) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Poincar%C3%A9,+Raymond //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Poincar%C3%A9,+Raymond# A career statesman, Poincaré ascended to the highest echelons of French government, serving as prime minister on several occasions and as president from 1913 to 1920. In the lead-up to World War I, Poincaré, a conservative and nationalist, worked to prepare France for possible hostilities, strengthening its military and its alliances with Russia and Britain. His efforts paid off, and Germany was defeated by the Allied Powers in 1918. What prompted him to send French troops into Germany in 1923? Discuss
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Thu, 19 Aug 2021 05:00:00 GMT Roman Vishniac (1897) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Vishniac,+Roman //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Vishniac,+Roman# A Russian-American biologist, photographer, linguist, art historian, philosopher, and professor, Vishniac is best remembered for producing a photographic record of Central and Eastern European Jewish communities in the years preceding the Holocaust. His efforts were not without risk; he was imprisoned 11 times and forced to do hard labor in two concentration camps. He escaped to the US in 1940 and returned to his scientific roots, contributing to the development of what photographic techniques?
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Wed, 18 Aug 2021 05:00:00 GMT Liviu Librescu (1930) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Liviu+Librescu //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Liviu+Librescu# A Holocaust survivor, Professor Liviu Librescu had seen more than his fair share of death before April 16, 2007—Holocaust Remembrance Day—when a gunman tried to enter his classroom at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech. Librescu jumped into action, blocking the door to give his students time to escape through the windows. His heroic actions cost him his life; he was shot five times by the gunman. How many of his students did he manage to save?
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