June 8

Amber pages

Robert Schumann, German composer, born today in 1810

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, born today in 1867

Marguerite Yourcenar, French authoress, born today in 1903 - click here for my piece about her in "Private Collection"

Francis Crick, British geneticist, "co-discoverer" of the DNA "double helix", born today in 1916 (I have placed "co-discoverer" in quotation marks; you will have to ask Rosie Franklin why. Try here)

And at the entropic end of the genome:

George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin Dudevant, French novelist, died today in 1876

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