December 22


Amber pages



Jean Racine, France's Shakespeare,
born today in 1639 


GER day in Romania, the overthrow of Ceausescu, 
today in 1989


Fyodor Dostoevsky was due to be executed, today in 
1849, but was pardoned at the last minute


One of the very few whose greatness is of such magnitude that I am posting both her birth date (November 22, 1819) and her death date, George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), her work still sadly incomplete, today in 
1880 


And on the same day, another who merits that accolade, Samuel Beckett (born April 13, 1906) reached his endgame, ceased waiting for Godot, took his final breath, and came to the last of his happy days, today in 
1989







Ma Rainey, Gertrude Pridgett, "Mother of the Blues," died today in 1939 - listen to her singing here.










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