A fairly nondescript day, you might think, 18 September. A vacant yet short-tempered fellow called Joseph of Cupertino, Italy, levitated seventy times in the seventeenth century and was first Inquisitioned and then raised to sainthood. This is his day.
|Leonhard Euler's fine turban and formula|
It is also the day Leonhard Euler died in 1783.
|This was discussed, but not by that Foucault.|
Jean-Baptiste-Leon Foucault the physicist was born the same day in 1819.
|Joseph Locke by mslrman, on Flickr.|
Then it was Joseph Locke's turn to pass on (1860) - he was a civil engineer.
|Greta Garbo by Carmen Luna|
Greta Garbo arrived in 1905.
|John Cockcroft by Rodrigo Moynihan.|
Nobel-winning physicist John Cockcroft died on 18 September 1967.
|Jimi Hendrix by missperple|
Then Jimi Hendrix departed this earthly vale of tears three years later.
So now you know.