Classics Calendar for July 17

The Wealth of the Nation by Seymour Fogel.
Adam Smith says that The Wealth of Nations
lies in the goods and services they create.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Isaac Watts (1674; died November 25, 1748) English hymnist, cleric, and theologian; "Joy to the World," "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"

Died on this day:

Adam Smith (1790; born June 16, 1723) Scottish philosopher; The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1903; born July 11, 1834) American artist; Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. I: The Artist's Mother (known as "Whistler's Mother")

Henri Poincaré (1912; born April 29, 1854) French mathematician and philosopher of science; Science and Hypothesis; The Value of Science; Science and Method; "The Future of Mathematics"

Billie Holiday (1959; born April 7, 1915) American performer (blues singer); "Strange Fruit"

John Coltrane (1967; born September 23, 1926) American jazz saxophonist and composer known especially for the genres "bebop" and "hard bop," and who won a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007; notable works include "My Favorite Things"; "Naima"; "Giant Steps"; "Equinox"; "Cousin Mary"; "Central Park West"

No comments:

Post a Comment