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The Spider As An Artist

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The Spider as an Artist
Has never been employed –
Though his surpassing Merit
Is freely certified

By every Broom and Bridget
Throughout a Christian Land –
Neglected Son of Genius
I take thee by the Hand –

 

– Emily Dickinson

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17th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Martin Scorsese (director – Goodfellas)

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Died:

1917 Auguste Rodin (sculptor – The Thinker)

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On This Day:

2014 Church of England allows the appointment of female bishops

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Have a good Saturday, 17th November

3rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Larry Holmes (boxer) 

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Died:

1954 Henri Matisse (painter and sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1918 Poland declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd November

4th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Charlton Heston (actor – Ben – Hur)

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Died:

1669 Rembrandt van Rijn (artist)

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On This Day:

1824 Mexico becomes a republic

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Have a good Thursday, 4th October

 

8th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Martin Freeman (actor – The Hobbit)

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Died:

1994 Rex Alston (cricketer and commentator)

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On This Day:

1504 The Statue of David (Michelangelo) is unveiled in Florence

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Have a good Saturday, 8th September

15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, visionary) 

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Died:

1865 Abraham Lincoln (US President, Civil War)

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On This Day:

1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens

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Have a good Sunday, 15th April

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