Category Archive: Education

May 04

May 4: Horace Mann

Horace Mann

Mann believed in an impersonal God but rejected immortality. The Dictionary of American Biography described him as “a Puritan without a theology.”

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Jan 08

January 8: Stephen Hawking (1942)

Stephen Hawking

It was on this date, January 8, 1942, that English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford. He entered Oxford University in 1959, showing an interest in classical music and science fiction as well as physics and cosmology. With a reputation as something of a …

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Dec 07

December 7: Noam Chomsky (1928)

Noam Chomsky

It was on this date, December 7, 1928, that American linguist, logician, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky was born Avram Noam Chomsky into an affluent Jewish family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family was highly educated and instilled in Chomsky a love of learning that took him to the University of Pennsylvania at age 16. …

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