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Oct. 19: Canaletto, Jonathan Swift

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Canaletto, the most celebrated view painter of eighteenth-century Venice, was born on this day in 1697. http://met.org/2ywpuhk Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, 1697–1768) | Venice: Santa Maria della Salute



Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Wikipedia Born: November 30, 1667, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Died: October 19, 1745, Dublin, Republic of Ireland EducationHertford College, Oxford(1694), University of Oxford,
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Oct. 18: Thomas Edison 1847-1931; The Studio for Electronic Music

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.Wikipedia Born: February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, United States Died: October 18, 1931, Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, United States EducationCooper Union (1875–1879) ChildrenCharles EdisonThomas Alva Edison Jr.MORE Did you know: Thomas Edison is the 10th-most prolific inventor in the world by # of patent families held (1084).wikipedia.org Quotes I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Oct. 17: Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. Wikipedia Born: October 17, 1915, Harlem, New York City, New York, United States Died: February 10, 2005, Roxbury, Connecticut, United States BooksTimebends: A LifeFocusMORE SpouseInge Morath (m. 1962–2002), Marilyn Monroe (m. 1956–1961), Mary Grace Slattery (m. 1940–1956)
Arthur Miller's intention was to show the audience, in ordinary characters they might see every day, truths about themselves that they half-knew but would not acknowledge. Realising they were not alone in whatever they foolishly feared or unwisely hoped for, they might find the courage to change Quotes Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

Nov. 8: John Milton

John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. Wikipedia Born: December 9, 1608, Cheapside, City of London, United Kingdom Died: November 8, 1674, Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom PoemsParadise LostParadise RegainedLycidasMORE PlaysSamson AgonistesComusArcades Quotes A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n. Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. They also serve who only stand and wait.
"Before the starry threshold of Jove’s court 

Oct. 16:Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was a prolific Irish writer who wrote plays, fiction, essays, and poetry. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wikipedia Born: October 16, 1854, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Died: November 30, 1900, French Third Republic Full name: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde PlaysThe Importance of Being EarnestSalomeMORE Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. I can resist everything except temptation.

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works."
-- Oscar Wilde in conversation with André Gide