May 5

May 5 To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf

What happened on May 5?

To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf. What a classic. Published today in 1927.

‘Classic’ books can be enjoyed by reading. Classical music can be enjoyed by listening.
And few places are more exquisite to listen to your classics than the great Carnegie Hall, which had its grand opening on this day in 1891.
Russian composer Tchaikovsky hosted the amazing show as a guest conductor.

What would Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (*1813) think of these?
Is this form of art existentialist enough, you reckon?

Two birthday co-celebrators went all the way to the edge of ‘existence’ during their travels.
German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen (*1833) is famous for his studies of China.
And Douglas Mawson (*1882) left his warm home to explore the deep icy Arctic.

Speaking of depths, let’s raise a glass for birthday girl Adele (*1988) – the uncrowned queen of deep lyrics!
As well as to the worlds one and only Man of Steel: Henry Cavill (*1983)!



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