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August 15th, 1931...

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TIME Magazine: Paul W. Litchfield

(TIME Cover: August the 10th, 1931)

 Famous people born on the 15th of August:

1171 - King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (d. 1821
1771 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist (d. 1832)
1893 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
1896 - Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (d. 1993)
1925 - Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist
1945 - Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Indian guru
1950 - The Princess Anne, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1931

Erik Axel Karlfeldt

The poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt


Photo: nobelprize.org

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The Lounge chair no.31
by Alvar Aalto


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