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English explorer, Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904):

One must never look for happiness, one meets it by the day.


American singer, Marian Anderson, (1902-1993):

When I sing… I want them to see my soul. And that is colourless.


Awesome drummer, rock musician and Foo Fighter, Taylor Hawkins (b.1972):

Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.


Other birthdays today include sociologist August Comte (1798- 1857); historian Edgar Quinet (1803- 27th March, 1875); writers Andre Norton, Margaret Truman, Chaim Potok, Ruth Rendell, and composer Fred Frith.

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On this day, in Rome in 1600, the philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt alive for heresy; in Sweden in 1757, this was the final day using the Julian calendar and was followed by 1st March (in the Gregorian calendar); in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland, a group of citizens formed a relief organisation that would later become the International Committee of the Red Cross; in 1913, America’s first large exhibition of modern art, known as The Armory Show, opened in New York City and in 1933 the first edition of Newsweek was published.