Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 30

August 30: Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett (1930) It was on this date, August 30, 1930, that Warren Buffett, known as “the Oracle of Omaha,” was born in Omaha, Nebraska. As Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett became perhaps the greatest investor of all time – reportedly worth almost $43 billion – second in wealth only to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. …

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Aug 29

August 29: The Reasonableness of John Locke

John Locke

“How any man who should inquire and know for himself can content himself with a faith or belief taken upon trust, is to be astonishing.”

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Aug 28

August 28: Sturm und Drang und Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749) It was on this date, August 28, 1749, that Germany’s greatest poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was born in Frankfurt am Main. Initially trained in the law, from age 16, he took to letters under the influence of his mother. He joined the rebels of the Sturm und Drang (storm …

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