On this day in Hirsute History Jim Henson was born!
Martin Heidegger: German philosopher and a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition and philosophical hermeneutics best known for his contributions to phenomenology and existentialism
Malcolm X: controversial civil rights activist that called attention to white America’s crimes against African Americans, promoted black supremacy, and advocated the separation of black and white Americans
Kim Jong-il: supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 until his death in 2011, during which time his leadership proved more authoritarian, and militaristic than his father’s Kim il-Sung.
Steve Jobs: widely recognized as one of the pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, best known for his companies Apple Computers and Pixar Films.
Elon Musk: business magnate, engineer, and inventor known for companies such as Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors which revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity with technology.
Igor Kurchatov: nuclear physicist known as the father of the Soviet atomic bomb project. He also developed the world’s first nuclear power plant, and launched the world’s first nuclear powered vessel.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century, championing individualism and a prescient critic of the pressures of society.
Can you guess who’s birthday is today?
Happy birthday to James Van Allen, keep on grokking!