This is a visualization of famous people who were born or died a particular day. Each person is depicted by a star in a small galaxy. The two types of stars, the purple sparkling and the yellow misty, represent those born or died this day, respectively.
The stars in the galaxy are located chronologically, from present to past, in a spiral continuum. The most recent events are placed in the center of the spiral, while moving from the middle outwards you go further into the past.
The textual data for each person is derived from Wikipedia® and is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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