May 20

Amber pages

Honoré Balssa, French novelist, born today in 1799 - you can find him among the "pseudonyms" on February 8. He actually changed his name twice, adding the "de" only on the second occasion

John Stuart Mill, philosopher and economist, born today in 1806

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic solo, achieved it, today in 1932: Amelia Earhart, who else?

Moshe Dayan, Israeli general, minister of defense, amateur archaeologist, born today - how did he lose his eye?

and today in 1506, that relentless voyager Christopher Columbus finally reached harbour

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