Almanac – February 11

1858 – Fourteen-year old Bernadette Soubirous, collecting firewood near Lourdes, saw a “beautiful lady” in the mouth of a grotto across a millstream.

It was the first of of 18 visions that led Bernadette to a hidden spring in the grotto. Pilgrims began taking bottles of the spring water, claiming curative properties, and the rest is history.

.

.

1948 – Sergei Eisenstein died. Pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the “Father of Montage“.

He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958).

.

.

1963 – Sylvia Plath died. American poet, novelist and short story writer.

.

.

A&A forum banner

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Almanac

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s