Sir Harry Kroto: A Nobel Prize winning English chemist, best known for his co-discovery of fullerenes, and his outspoken atheism.
Gene Wolfe: science fiction and fantasy writer noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence, best known for his Book of the New Sun series.
Galileo Galilei: an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science”.
Jane Austen: English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Can you guess who’s birthday is today?
Monsters of Grok History lesson: On this day Leonhard Euler was born!
Max Stirner: German philosopher who is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, postmodernism and individualist anarchism.
Monsters of Grok History lesson: On this day Charles Darwin was born!
It’s Hirsute History’s own Klaus Nomi’s birthday, who’s bringing the cake and ice cream?
A fancy gentleman elephant seal decked out with top hat and bow tie