Thought for Today:
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
Today's Highlight in History:
1797: German poet of Jewish origin Heinrich Heine was born on December 13. He lived at a time of major social and political changes: the French Revolution (1789-99) and the Napoleonic wars deeply influenced thinking. He was famous for Book of Songs ,New Poems etc. His lyrics have inspired such composers as Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann.
1996:Founder of Chinese word drama Cao Yu died on Dcember 24 at the age of 86. He is famous for the four-act tragedy Thunderstorm witch is adapted for film and as a dance-drama. Other famous works include Sunrise, The Wilderness and Metamorphosis etc.