Microscopic Section through one year old ash (Fraxinus) wood; drawing by
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, born October 24, 1632. He is considered the first microbiologist.
Chemist Emil Fischer, born October 9, 1852.
French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, born October 9, 1835.
Queen of Heaven,painting by Nicholas Roerich.
Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, born October 9, 1874.
Aviator Harold Geiger was born October 7, 1884.
Poet James Whitcomb Riley was born October 7, 1849. He wrote the poem “Little Orphan Annie,” for which the later comic strip, play, movie etc was bases.
Danish physicist Niels Bohr, born October 7, 1885, photographed here with Albert Einstein, 1925.
Portrait of Alice Prin by Gustaw Gwozdecki.
Alice Prin, otherwise known as Kiki de Montparnasse, Parisian muse of the 1920’s and an artist in her own right, born October 2, 1901.
Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock
The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
In red weather.
Separation by W. S. Merwin, born September 30, 1927 -
Actress Renée Adorée, born September 30, 1898.
German actress Lil Dagover, born September 30, 1887.