9 April

Imagination is the queen of truth, and possibility is one of the regions of truth.

Charles Baudelaire, Sun Aries, Moon Cancer, Ascendant Virgo, French poet (Paris, April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867)

 

Sam Harris (1.1) born April 9, 1967, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist, co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit organization that promotes science and secularism, and host of the Waking Up podcast. His book The End of Faith (2004), a critique of organized religion, appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. Letter to a Christian Nation (2006) was a response to criticism of The End of Faith. In The Moral Landscape (2010), Harris argues that science can help answer moral problems and aid human well-being. He subsequently published a long-form essay Lying in 2011, the short book Free Will in 2012, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion in 2014 and, with British activist Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue in 2015.

 

François Rabelais (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁablɛ]) (c. 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and bawdy jokes and songs.

Christopher Hills (April 9, 1926 – January 31, 1997), English-born author, philosopher, and scientist, popularly described as the “Father of Spirulina” for popularizing spirulina cyanobacteria as a food supplement.

Therese Neumann (1.8.9)  German Catholic mystic and stigmatic (8 or 9 April 1898 – 18 September 1962)  .

Victor Vasarely (1.4)  Hungarian-born painter (Pécs, April  9,1906,[1]  – 15 March 1997, Paris)

Jørn Utzon (1.12)  Danish architect (Copenhagen,  April 9,1918 – 29 November 2008)

Linda Goodman (1.8.5)  American astrologer (Morgantown, USA, April 9, 1925 – October 21, 1995)

Folco Quilici  (1.6.6)   Italian film director and screenwriter (Ferrara, Italy, April  9,1930)

Gian Maria Volonté  (1.7.7) Italian actor. (9 April 1933 – 6 December 1994)

Jean-Paul Belmondo (1.7.3.) French actor (France, April 9, 1933)

Dennis Quaid (1.4) American actor (Houston, Texas, Aprile 9, 1954)

1597 – John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)

1598 – Johann Crüger, German hymn composer (d. 1662)

1627 – Johann Kaspar Kerll, German baroque composer and organist (d. 1693)

1680 – Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)

1717 – Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian composer and music teacher (d. 1750)

1773 – Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824)

1846 – Paolo Tosti, Italian composer (d. 1916)

1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (d. 1985)

1893 – Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian and writer (d. 1963)

1895 – Michel Simon, French actor (d. 1975)

1901 – Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)

1903 – Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)

1904 – Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)

1912 – Lev Kopelev, Russian author (d. 1997)

1917 – Johannes Bobrowski, German lyricist and writer (d. 1965)

1930 – Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist

1932 – Carl Perkins, American musician (d. 1998)

1953 – John Howard, English singer-songwriter

1953 – Hal Ketchum, American musician

1955 – Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist

1961 – Mark Kelly, British keyboard player (Marillion)

1962 – Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian artist and film director

1963 – Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer

1964 – Soyo Oka, Japanese musician

1977 – Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)

1978 – Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer

1978 – Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)

1979 – Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)

1980 – Clueso, German musician and producer

1985 – Tomohisa Yamashita, Japanese actor and singer (NEWS)

1987 – Craig Mabbitt, American singer (Escape the Fate)

 

ACIM: 99. Salvation is my only function here.

Saints: Feria

Gospel of Thomas: (91) They said to him: Tell us who thou art, that we may believe in thee. He said to them: You test the face of the heaven and the earth, and him who is before you you do not know, and you know not to test this moment.

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