On This Day: January 28

January 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

1706
Type designer John Baskerville (1706–1775), inventor of the “hot-pressing” method of printing was born today.

Source: Weider History

Baskerville in later life, oil on canvas by James Millar. Sorce: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Baskerville in later life, oil on canvas by James Millar. Sorce: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

1813

The novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen (1775–1817) was first published anonymously in London.

Portrait of Jane Austen, drawn by her sister Cassandra (c. 1810). Source: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Click to enlarge.

Portrait of Jane Austen, drawn by her sister Cassandra (c. 1810). Source: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Click to enlarge.

1887
On Jan. 28 , 1887, Arthur Rubinstein (1887–1982), the Polish-American virtuoso pianist, was born. Following his death on Dec. 20, 1982, his obituary appeared in The Times.

Go to obituary »

Source: The Times

Arthur Rubinstein in 1971. Source: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Click to enlarge.

Arthur Rubinstein in 1971. Source: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Click to enlarge.

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