Herman Potočnik's Birthday, Dec 2012 - Herman Potočnik was an Austro-Hungarian rocket engineer and pioneer of of Slovene ethnicity. He is chiefly remembered for his work addressing the long-term human habitation of
Pablo Neruda (July 1904 – September was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.