Inventor of Cubism Georges Braque died in 1963
   2006-08-31 10:24:50

Thought for Today:

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.--Georges Braque

Today's Highlight in History:

1955: American track and field athlete Edwin Corley Moses was born in Ohio on August 31. He won won gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races). He set the world record in his event four times.

1963: French painter and sculptor Georges Braque died at 80 on August 31. He was one of the inventors of Cubism. His early work was impressionistic, but he soon changed to a Fauvist style. From 1909 to 1911, he worked with Picasso to develop Cubism. In 1912, they began to experiment with collage and papier collé. Their collaboration continued until 1914.

1997: Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident on August 31.She was the first wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. From her marriage in 1981 to her divorce in 1996 she was styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.


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