Today – March 31


Today’s Memorable Events

Notable Foreign Birthdays

Johann Sebastian Bach – Leading German composer of the Baroque period

Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Bach (Photo credit: Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara)

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 [O.S. 21 March] – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.  Although he introduced no new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation in composition for diverse instrumentation, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad, particularly Italy and France.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Enlightenment Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1674-1700)

René Descartes – The father of Modern Philosophy

Portrait of René Descartes, dubbed the "F...
Portrait of René Descartes, dubbed the “Father of Modern Philosophy”, after Frans Hals c. 1648 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius (latinized form), was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the “Father of Modern Philosophy,” and much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which continue to be studied closely to this day. In particular, his Meditations on First Philosophy continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Descartes’ influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system allowing geometric shapes to be expressed in algebraic equations being named for him. He is accredited as the father of analytical geometry. Descartes was also one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Puritan Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1584-1614)


Heritage Wedding


Mabel and Joe Tunison (Photo credit: pamur)

Joseph Tunison and Mabel Lepper were married on 31 Mar 1911 in Minnesota

Joseph and Mabel were my Mother’s parents and my Grandparents.

World War Cycle – World War I / Prohibition Era – Third Turning, Unraveling (1910-1929)

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