Category: 11 July

11 July: Tribute to Josef Kajetán Tyl

Josef Kajetán Tyl (4 February 1808 – 11 July 1856) was a Czech playwright, author, and composer of the 19th century. He was born in 1808 in Bohemia, then part of the Austrian Empire, and died in 1856 in Prague. He is best known for his contributions to Czech theater and is considered one of the most important playwrights of the Czech National Revival.

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11 July: Tribute to Ferdinand Monoyer

Ferdinand Monoyer (9 May 1836 – 11 July 1912) was a French ophthalmologist, known for introducing the dioptre in 1872.

He invented the Monoyer chart, used to test visual acuity. He inserted his name in the random letters of the chart. It appears when one reads vertically from bottom to top on each side.

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11 July: Tribute to Jim Wong-Chu

Jim Wong-Chu (28 January 1949 – 11 July 2017) was a Canadian activist, community organizer, poet, author, editor, and historian. Wong-Chu is one of Canada’s most celebrated literary pioneers. He also co-edited several anthologies featuring Asian Canadian writers.

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