Born today in 1859 was Georges Seurat, one of my favorite painters, whose style of "pointillism" is so cool that it almost is unusable by anyone else:
Also born today, on 1923, was the great soprano, Maria Callas. Here she is doing the famous aria from Bizet's Carmen:
From the sublime to the ridiculous, today is also the birthday of maybe the worst public figure in American politics, Nevada Senator (and, luckily, former Majority Leader) Harry Reid. Ugh!