One of my favorite journalistic sources to check out on a regular basis is the “On This Day” page in the online version of The New York Times. It’s a succinct and well-organized snapshot of various historical moments that have occurred on any given calendar date. Prominent among the content, to my keen interest, is a generous handful of noteworthy individuals, both living and dead, whose birthday falls on this day. The page was recently redesigned, and I appreciate the many visual improvements all around.
I recommend this page as a quick and interesting dose of history du jour. After all, something of course has always happened every day. No doubt this will continue!