“Father” of Empiricism Born on This Date

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Francis Bacon was born on this date in 1561. Called the “father” of empiricism, he popularized the Baconian method, a method of inductive reasoning which he detailed in his work Novum Organum (1620).

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Today Is Squirrel Appreciation Day

Have you hugged Lucky, UNT’s albino squirrel, today? Legend has it you’ll make an “A” if you see him on an exam day!

#SquirrelAppreciationDay #UNTAlbinoSquirrel #LilScrappy #UNT

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Presidential Fun Facts


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Edgar Allan Poe Was Born on This Date


Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809. View Poe artifacts, read his works, and learn more:



Listen to Vincent Price read The Raven:



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Today Is A.A. Milne’s Birthday


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English Idioms: School


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Enter the University Writing Awards Contest


For more information, including entry forms and rules, go to http://facultysenate.unt.edu/university-writing-awards

Deadline for submission is Friday, February 17, 2017.

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Today Is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Susan Sontag Was Born on This Date


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Abridged Classics


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