Sep. 18, 1997
With Thee Conversing
It's the birthday of legendary Hollywood star Greta Garbo (GRAND HOTEL; NINOTCHKA), born in Stockholm, in 1905.
Physician and meteorologist John Aitken, who discovered the role that microscopic particles play in condensation of airborne water vapor into clouds and fog, was born in Falkirk, Scotland, in 1839.
French physicist Leon Foucault, who devised the Foucault pendulum and demonstrated in 1851 that the Earth rotates about its axis, was born in Paris, in 1819.
Journalist, poet, playwright and essayist Samuel Johnson, the leading literary figure of the late 18th century, was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, in 1709.
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