We want information! We want infographics!Paint that data, with a can,With a stick, with a monkey. Claude Shannon, American mathematician and cryptographer, known as the “father of information theory”, was born today in 1916. Édouard Manet, French modernist / impressionist painter, died on this day in 1883.


As well as a psycho and a fraudHe manipulated the minds of the weakWhile searching for his son. Irvin Kershner, American actor and director, who directed “The Empire Strikes Back”, was born today in 1923. Bernie Madoff, American financial investor and fraudster, who ran the largest ponzi scheme ever discovered, was born on this day…


As the men swim ashoreTo their loves they clingWho dictate their journeys. The mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty took place on this day in 1789. Benito Mussolini, Italian Facist leader, was killed on this day in 1945. Saddam Hussein, Iraqi dictatorial leader, was born on this day in 1937.


She flutters her eyesAnd the Doctor is happy to go backTo the day she was interred,Or that time when Shiloh fell. Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of the Mughal Empire, was born today in 1593. Ulysses S. Grant, American solder and 18th President of the United States, was born on this day in 1822. Jenna Coleman,…


Carry on to the Sunderland Empire.Once upon a time, Sid’s spirit satKicking his peers in the face! Sid James, British actor, born in South Africa, died on this day in 1976. Jet Li, Chinese film actor and martial artist, was born on this day in 1963.


And the mirror stares back…That can make you nervous or blue,And it’s uncanny when your image winks at youAnd you can’t remember winkingAnd you end up slavering likeA dog that got it’s day in the afternoon. Albert King, American blues guitarist, was born today in 1923. Al Pacino, American actor and film maker, was born…


The coconut falls and splits cleanly in two halves.After spending time cleaning off the fleshThe shell makes a lovely bra. Daniel Defoe, English trader, author and spy, died today in 1731. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Frnech fashion designer, was born on this day in 1952.


As the flowers of verse open to bloomThey glow warmly, exhibiting their form.What emerges from those buds with strong perfumeWill hold us fast when the players perform.Maintained within their grip with tragic strengthAnd lost deep in their sway for ever more,We move through space and time for a Planck lengthTo reach the heights of Hamlet’s…


She is shy in his presence.His vast, sweeping hand, carves the airAnd the masses revolt. Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and former head of the soviet union, was born today in 1870. Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist and poet, was born on this day in 1899.


The professor nods his head,His crazy hair and dirty ruffled clothesReflect his unwillingness to wait. Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet, was born today in 1816. Mark Twain, American writer, died on this day in 1910.