Monday, 2 October 2023
18 facts about Roland Garros
18 facts about Roland Garros
French pioneer of aviation who played tennis only a few times in his life
Roland Garros was a French aviator who played an important role in the history of aviation. He began his aviation career in 1909 and achieved many aer ...

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William Shakespeare
We know very little about the seven years of Shakespeare’s life after 1585. This period is referred to as the “lost years.”
In a persistent and long-repeated legend, it is maintained that he had to flee his hometown in fear ...
Robert Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The work in the laboratory was enormously stressful.
Oppenheimer then became addicted to cigarettes, which he smoked in large quantities, one after anoth ...
Kate Middleton
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9th, 1982, in Reading.
Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, met at work; the Princess’ mother worked as a flight attendant a ...
Ada Lovelace
She wanted to be buried next to her father.
Although she didn't know him, he was in her thoughts all her life. She even named her two sons Byron ...
John Sutter
California Goldrush drove him into bankruptcy.
Sutter's land was immediately overrun by immigrants obsessed with the potential fortune they may earn. They stole whatever there was to steal including livestock. Colony fell into ruin around 1850.
Robert Oppenheimer
France appointed him an officer of the Legion of Honor in 1957.
In 1962, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Society of Great Britain.
He was born in 384 BC in Stagira, Chalcidice, Greece.
A son of Nicomachus, a doctor to the Macedonian king, Amyntas, Aristotle was orphaned as a baby and placed under the care of a guardian named Proxenus of Atarneus.
Salvador Dali
He created about 1500 paintings.
Charles Darwin
He suffered from seasickness.
However, this did not prevent him from conducting research on marine invertebrates, especially plankton - most of his zoological records dealt with marine invertebrates.
Aristotle is considered the father of zoology.
After spending time at the court of Hermias of Atarneus, Aristotle left for the island of Lesbos to ...