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28 August 381
Roman Emperors Decree Christian Actresses Can Retire From Theater Without Prejudice

Roman Emperors Decree Christian Actresses Can Retire From Theater Without Prejudice

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18 May 1048
Birth of Persian Poet Omar Khayyam

Birth of Persian Poet Omar Khayyam

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27 January 1302
Catholic Church Exiles Dante Alighieri

Catholic Church Exiles Dante Alighieri

17 April 1397
At the Court of Richard II, Geoffrey Chaucer Tells His Canterbury Tales

At the Court of Richard II, Geoffrey Chaucer Tells His Canterbury Tales

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15 April 1452
Birth of Leonardo da Vinci - Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Naturalist

Birth of Leonardo da Vinci - Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Naturalist

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8 September 1504
Michelangelo Unveils His Statue of David

Michelangelo Unveils His Statue of David

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1 November 1512
First Public Showing of Michelangelo's Art on Sistine Chapel Ceiling

First Public Showing of Michelangelo's Art on Sistine Chapel Ceiling

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2 May 1519
Death of Inventor & Painter Leonardo da Vinci

Death of Inventor & Painter Leonardo da Vinci

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12 April 1526
Birth of Muretus, Important Humanist Philosopher

Birth of Muretus, Important Humanist Philosopher

17 September 1536
Pope Paul III Absolves François Rabelais of Charges of Apostasy

Pope Paul III Absolves François Rabelais of Charges of Apostasy

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28 June 1712
Birth of French Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Birth of French Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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2 June 1740
Birth of Marquis de Sade in Paris

Birth of Marquis de Sade in Paris

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28 August 1749
Birth of Johann Von Goethe - Writer, Artist, Politician, and Scientist

Birth of Johann Von Goethe - Writer, Artist, Politician, and Scientist

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10 March 1772
Birth of Aesthetician, Poet, and Literary Critic Friedrich von Schlegel

Birth of Aesthetician, Poet, and Literary Critic Friedrich von Schlegel

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4 August 1792
Birth of Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

Birth of Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

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13 December 1797
Birth of German Writers Heinrich Heine

Birth of German Writers Heinrich Heine

18 December 1803
Death of German Philosopher Johann Gottfried von Herder

Death of German Philosopher Johann Gottfried von Herder

2 December 1814
Death of French Writer and Philosopher Marquis de Sade

Death of French Writer and Philosopher Marquis de Sade

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8 July 1822
Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet & Idealist

Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet & Idealist

29 September 1864
Birth of Philosopher Miguel de Unamuno

Birth of Philosopher Miguel de Unamuno

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0 May 1869
Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Richard Wagner for the First Time

Friedrich Nietzsche Meets Richard Wagner for the First Time

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0 May 1888
Friedrich Nietzsche Begins Work on Critique of Richard Wagner

Friedrich Nietzsche Begins Work on Critique of Richard Wagner

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2 April 1891
Birth of German Artist Max Ernst

Birth of German Artist Max Ernst

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15 July 1892
Birth of Walter Benjamin, Literary Critic & Writer

Birth of Walter Benjamin, Literary Critic & Writer

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22 June 1898
Birth of Erich Marie Remarque, Author of All Quiet On The Western Front

Birth of Erich Marie Remarque, Author of All Quiet On The Western Front

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22 August 1902
Birth of Leni Riefenstahl - Actress, Dancer, and Film Director

Birth of Leni Riefenstahl - Actress, Dancer, and Film Director

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11 September 1903
Birth of German Philosopher Theodor Adorno

Birth of German Philosopher Theodor Adorno

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12 May 1907
Birth of Atheist Actress Katharine Hepburn

Birth of Atheist Actress Katharine Hepburn

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0 October 1907
Adolf Hitler Takes Entrance Exam for Vienna Academy of Fine Arts

Adolf Hitler Takes Entrance Exam for Vienna Academy of Fine Arts

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22 March 1912
Karl May Lecture is Attended by Ardent Fan Adolf Hitler

Karl May Lecture is Attended by Ardent Fan Adolf Hitler

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5 August 1918
Kurt Tucholsky Writes that Germany's Far-Right is Mobilizing for Violence

Kurt Tucholsky Writes that Germany's Far-Right is Mobilizing for Violence

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19 August 1921
Birth of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

Birth of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek

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18 August 1929
All Quiet on Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Banned by Austrian Military Libraries

All Quiet on Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Banned by Austrian Military Libraries

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11 April 1930
'All Quiet On The Western Front' Banned by Nazi Minister of Education in Thuringia

'All Quiet On The Western Front' Banned by Nazi Minister of Education in Thuringia

29 April 1930
Film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' Opens in America

Film 'All Quiet on the Western Front' Opens in America

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0 May 1933
Goebbels Bans 'Hitler Kitsch': Use of Hitler's Image on Commercial Products

Goebbels Bans 'Hitler Kitsch': Use of Hitler's Image on Commercial Products

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5 August 1933
Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish

Nazis Ban Folk Poem "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine Because he was Jewish

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22 September 1933
Nazi Party Takes Control of All Arts & Culture

Nazi Party Takes Control of All Arts & Culture

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22 September 1933
Germany's Nazis Create 200 Genetic Health Courts for Decisions on Sterilization

Germany's Nazis Create 200 Genetic Health Courts for Decisions on Sterilization

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28 March 1935
Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) Opens

Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) Opens

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18 July 1937
Hitler's Policy on Art: Must be Beautiful, Edifying, Easily Understood

Hitler's Policy on Art: Must be Beautiful, Edifying, Easily Understood

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8 November 1937
Munich's Museum Opens Exposition Called 'The Eternal Jew'

Munich's Museum Opens Exposition Called 'The Eternal Jew'

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10 July 1938
Hitler Opens Great Exhibition of German Art in Munich

Hitler Opens Great Exhibition of German Art in Munich

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22 May 1939
Left-Wing Writer Ernst Toller Commits Suicide in New York City

Left-Wing Writer Ernst Toller Commits Suicide in New York City

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26 September 1940
Death of Walter Benjamin, Literary Critic & Writer by Suicide

Death of Walter Benjamin, Literary Critic & Writer by Suicide

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1 November 1941
American Photographer Ansel Adams Takes Photo of Moonrise Over Town in New Mexico

American Photographer Ansel Adams Takes Photo of Moonrise Over Town in New Mexico

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26 September 1952
Death of Spanish Philosopher & Poet George Santayana

Death of Spanish Philosopher & Poet George Santayana

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23 July 1957
Birth of Theo van Gogh, Dutch Film Director & Critic of Islam

Birth of Theo van Gogh, Dutch Film Director & Critic of Islam

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8 September 1966
First Regular Episode of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek Airs on NBC

First Regular Episode of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek Airs on NBC

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31 July 1968
America's Roman Catholics Criticize Anti-Contraception Encyclical of Pope Paul VI

America's Roman Catholics Criticize Anti-Contraception Encyclical of Pope Paul VI

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