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Jean COCTEAU
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July 5, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Salvidor Dali House

Salvidor Dali House This house in Port Lligat, Catalonia, Spain, was Salvador Dalí’s abode where he usually lived and worked until 1982. It began as small fisherman's shack which he rented in 1930 and later purchased. As he himself defined it, it was "like a real biological structure [...]. Each new pulse in our life had its own new cell, its room." The resulting form is the current labyrinthine structure which spreads out around in a succession of spaces linked by narrow corridors, slight level changes and blind passageways. Today it is a museum dedicated to his work.

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On This Day:
  • The Royal Society in England publishes Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), 1687
  • William Booth founds "The Christian Revival Society" in London, which was later renamed "The Salvation Army", 1865
  • Ian Fleming graduates from Camp X, the training school for spies in Ontario, Canada, 1942
  • R.W. Burchfield (1923-2004), British lexicographer and editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, dies on this day
  • An international agreement is signed in Geneva recognizing the first international i.d. card for displaced persons (the "Nansen Passport"), 1922
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  • P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman, (P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus, "The Greatest Show on Earth"), museum proprietor (Scudder's American Museum), and author (The Humbugs of the World; Struggles and Triumphs; The Art of Money-Getting)
  • Andrew Ellicott Douglass (1867-1962), American astronomer and inventor of the science of dedrochronology (tree-ring dating)
  • Jamie Robbie Robertson (b. 1944), popular Canadian singer-songwriter who played with The Hawks and The Band
  • Sony Labou Tansi (1947-1995), Congolese novelist, poet, and dramatist (La paranthèse de sang, "Parenthesis of Blood"; Les sept solitudes de Lorsa Lopez, "The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez")
  • Meredith Ann Pierce (b. 1958), American sci-fi author (The Darkangel Trilogy; Birth of the Firebringer; The Woman Who Loved Reindeer)
  • 'Dolly the Sheep' (1996-2003), world's first cloned mammal
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