Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

Claudio Abbado Conductor: “Haydn Variations” Brahms, great compositions/performances


 

Josef Suk; Suk, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano op.17


Josef Suk; Suk, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano op.17

Dvorak – In nature overture op 91 cover by John Constable Paintings, great compositions/performances


Dvorak – In nature overture op 91 cover by John Constable Paintings

Mengelberg – Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies for Orchestra, Op 34, great compositions/performances


Mengelberg – Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies for Orchestra, Op 34

Leonard Cohen Live – A Thousand Kisses Deep: “…a light that doesn’t need to live,and doesn’t need to die…”


Leonard Cohen Live – A Thousand Kisses Deep

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History? Here is what! Well, some of it anyway!


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

Today in History
January 15

1624   Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed.
1811   In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.
1865   Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
1913   The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.
1919   Peasants in Central Russia rise against the Bolsheviks.
1920   The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
1920   The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
1927   The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.
1929   The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.
1930   Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
1936   In London, Japan quits all naval disarmament talks after being denied equality.
1944   The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
1949   Chinese Communists occupy Tientsin after a 27-hour battle with Nationalist forces.
1965   Sir Winston Churchill suffers a severe stroke.
1967   Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
1973   US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.
1973   Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
1975   The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting that country independence from Portugal.
1976   Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
1991   UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
1991   Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.
1992   Slovenia and Croatia’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.
2001   Wikipedia goes online.
Born on January 15
1622   Moliere [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French comic dramatist best remembered for his play La Tartuffe.
1716   Philip Livingston, signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
1823   Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer.
1906   Aristotle Onassis, Greek tycoon.
1908   Edward Teller, Hungarian-born U.S. physicist known as the “Father of the H-bomb.”
1929   Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1945   Princess Michael of Kent (Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz), married to Prince Michael of Kent, grandson of Britain’s King George V.
1948   Ronnie Van Zant, singer, songwriter; founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd band.
1982   Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.NR1E2Wb9.dpuf

Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 15th, 2015: St. Paul the Hermit


Also known as Paul the First Hermit and Paul of Thebes, an Egyptian hermit and friend of St. Jerome. Born in Lower The baid, Egypt, he was left an orphan at about the age of fifteen and hid during … continue reading

Preti, Mattia - St. Paul the Hermit - c. 1656-1660

Preti, Mattia – St. Paul the Hermit – c. 1656-1660 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More Saints of the Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.: (Image: National Archives)



Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., eloquent African-American Baptist minister and leader of the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929. Dr. King began his involvement in the civil rights movement in 1955 with his leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott, which ended segregated seating on city buses. Adopting Mohandas K. Gandhi‘s principles of nonviolence, King led demonstrations, sit-ins and boycotts in cities throughout the South to show the injustice of racist policies. He explained his belief in nonviolence in a letter written during one of his many incarcerations: ‘Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored….’ King’s efforts helped to bring about the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Dr. King’s leadership of the civil rights movement brought many threats against his life and on April 4, 1968, he was killed by a sniper’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King Day was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, for the third Monday in January.

Image: National Archives

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today’s holiday: Chilembwe Day (2015)


Chilembwe Day (2015)

John Chilembwe was born in the 1860s in the African nation of Nyasaland, now known as Malawi. Dismayed by the treatment of local peoples at the hands of plantation owners, whom he charged with racism and exploitation, he and a group of 200 followers staged an uprising. They were caught and killed on February 3, 1915. Chilembwe is now memorialized as a hero for African independence and is celebrated annually on January 15 in Malawi, which attained its independence in 1964. His image on a Malawi banknote attests to his enduring popularity as a symbol of Malawi freedom and patriotism. More… Discuss

quotation: “I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.” – George Eliot


I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Edward Teller (1908)


Edward Teller (1908)

Teller was a Hungarian-born physicist who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb. After studying with Werner Heisenberg in Germany, Teller came to the US in 1935 to escape the Nazis. Six years later, he began working on the physics of the hydrogen bomb. He took the lead on that project and was instrumental in making possible the first successful US explosion of the device in November 1952. Soon after, he alienated much of the scientific community by speaking out about what? More… Discuss

this day in history: The British Museum Opens (1759)


The British Museum Opens (1759)

When the British Museum opened to the public in 1759, its exhibits were based largely on personal collections, including Sir Hans Sloane‘s Cabinet of Curiosities, Robert Harley’s library, and Sir Robert Cotton‘s antiquities. Today, the museum is home to more than 13 million historical items. Its assortment of prints and drawings is one of the world’s finest, and it houses such famous relics as the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles. Why is the ownership of the latter collection in dispute? More… Discuss

Canine Commuter Rides Bus Alone to Dog Park


Canine Commuter Rides Bus Alone to Dog Park

A black Labrador retriever named Eclipse has recently turned heads by riding the bus—alone—to her local dog park in Seattle, Washington. Commuters and transit employees alike have reported seeing Eclipse board the bus in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and then ride about four stops to the dog park. While dogs are allowed on Seattle buses, they usually have human companions. Eclipse’s independent streak does not bother her owner, however, who says that he just meets up with her later at the dog park. More… Discuss

Article: The Lyre (evolution of music and ancient musical instruments)


The Lyre

The lyre is a stringed instrument of the harp family that has two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar. The strings are stretched between the crossbar and the sound box and are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. In ancient Greece, the lyre accompanied poetry and song. Ancient Greece had two lyres—the kithara, which was used by the professional musician, and the lyra, the smaller instrument of the amateur. The lyre is typically associated with which Greek god? More… Discuss

Ancient Greek Music – The Lyre of Classical Antiquity

because you matter! How poor posture is causing you back pain & ways to treat it !!!!!!!!


Mihail Sadoveanu citeşte din Mihai Eminescu:”Sara pe deal” (momente magice pe YouTube!)


Mihail Sadoveanu citeşte din Mihai Eminescu:”Sara pe deal”

Mihail Eminescu: Sara pe deal – Eve on the hill – MADRIGAL Chorus, Great compositions/performances


Seara pe deal - Mihail Eminescu-1

Seara pe deal – Mihail Eminescu-1

Mihail Eminescu: Sara pe deal – Eve on the hill – MADRIGAL Chorus

Eminescu, mai aredelean decât îl lasă istoria să fie – Buna Ziua Fagaras (Pe linga plopii fara sot cu Maria Raaducanu si Maxim Belciug)


Joi, 15 ianuarie, se vor împlini 165 de ani de la naşterea poetului şi gazetarului Mihai Eminescu.

Profesorul făgărăşean Ion Funariu a făcut cercetări pe vremea când era dascăl la ,,Radu Negru” şi a scris o carte în care publică informaţii uluitoare despre poet. Se pare că strămoşii lui Mihai Eminescu sunt ardeleni get-beget proveniţi din inima Ţării Făgăraşului, mai exact satul Vad, comuna Şercaia.
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via Eminescu, mai aredelean decât îl lasă istoria să fie – Buna Ziua Fagaras.

Maria Raducanu & Maxim Belciug – Pe langa plopii fara sot (Guilelm Sorban / Mihai Eminescu)

A picture that shook the world. Read the #story and share it — Daniel Gennaoui (@DanielGennaoui)