Today's Birthday Today's Birthday is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.changxw.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 7 Nov 2019 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Birthday http://www.changxw.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_tb.png 120 60 Thu, 7 Nov 2019 05:00:00 GMT Albert Camus (1913) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Camus,+Albert //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Camus,+Albert# Camus was an Algerian-French novelist, essayist, and playwright. He spent the war years in Paris, and the French Resistance brought him into the circle of Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism. In 1942, he became a leading literary figure with his enigmatic first novel, The Stranger, a study of 20th-century alienation, and the philosophical essay "The Myth of Sisyphus," an analysis of contemporary nihilism and the concept of the absurd. What else did Camus write? Discuss
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Wed, 6 Nov 2019 05:00:00 GMT Charles Dow (1851) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Charles+Dow //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Charles+Dow# In the early 1880s, Charles Dow and Edward Davis Jones established the Dow Jones Average as a stock price indicator consisting mostly of railroad stocks. In 1889, Dow Jones & Co. began publication of the Wall Street Journal, and the well-known Dow Jones Industrial Average was created in 1896. Today, there are four different Dow Jones averages—industrial stocks, transportation stocks, utility stocks, and a composite average of all three. What were Dow's "Leadville Letters"?
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Tue, 5 Nov 2019 05:00:00 GMT William James Durant (1885) https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Will+Durant //encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Will+Durant# Durant was an American historian and essayist. In 1926, he published The Story of Philosophy, which soon became a bestseller. He then began a decades-long project—the writing of a comprehensive history of civilization. The result was The Story of Civilization, a monumental, 4,000,000-word, 10,000-page work stretching from prehistory to the 19th century. The series, published in 11 volumes from 1935 to 1975, introduced millions to intellectual history. Who coauthored the work?
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