Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Timothy Leary, the American writer, psychologist, campaigner for psychedelic drug research and use, and icon of youth in the 60s, died on this day in 1996.
Among his last words were the ones he said often throughout his career:
Monday, May 30, 2011
The French writer Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) died on this day in 1788.
"The godless arch-scoundrel Voltaire is dead! Dead like a dog, like a beast!" -- Mozart.
To read about another famous death on this day, visit Today in Cynic's Almanac