The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down (29th June 1613)

    The Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, was a three-storey, open-air amphitheatre able to house up to 3,000 spectators. The theatre-goers included the ‘Groundlings’ (the common people who watched the play standing in the pit and paid only 1 penny – in the summer were nicknamed ‘Stinkards’ for obvious reasons),… Read More The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down (29th June 1613)

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (19 juin 1623 – 1662) mathématicien and philosophe français. “Il n’y a que deux sortes d’hommes: les uns justes, qui se croient pécheurs; les autres pécheurs, qui se croient justes” “Ci sono solo due categorie di uomini: i giusti che si credono peccatori, e i peccatori che si credono giusti.” “There are only… Read More Blaise Pascal