Daily Archives: January 31, 2015

‘Book lover’, 1933. Photo by Brassaï — ✍ Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo)


Debussy Complete Preludes (Book 1 and 2)


Debussy Complete Preludes (Book 1 and 2)

Franz Schubert – “Andantino con variazioni” – Klavierduo Burshtin/Kharmats


Franz Schubert – “Andantino con variazioni” – Klavierduo Burshtin/Kharmats

Bizet – Carmen Suite No.2 – Danse Bohème , great compositions/performances


Bizet – Carmen Suite No.2 – Danse Bohème

Romeo and Juliet: Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the knights, great compositions/performances


Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the knights

 
 
 
 
 

More Romeo and Juliet: Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo – Toscanini – NBC – Live 1951 , great compositions/performances


Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo – Op 17 Toscanini – NBC – Live 1951

Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture | Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra , great compositions/performances


Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture | Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

Health officials: N.Y. Amtrak passenger had measles


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A college student who rode an Amtrak train through New York to last Sunday has the measles, prompting health officials to warn anyone who came in contact with the patient to watch for signs of the illness.

The Bard College student took the No. 283 Empire line train from Penn Station at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 25. The train made stops in Yonkers and Croton-Harmon before continuing to Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff and the Albany area.

Bard, a liberal arts college in Dutchess County, has held an immunization clinic for students.

Anyone who might have come into contact with the student and is not fully vaccinated or unsure of their vaccination status is urged to see a doctor, health officials said.

The disease is highly contagious and can take several days after exposure to develop. It causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body.

USA TODAY

Measles has infected 84 people in 14 states this year

via Health officials: N.Y. Amtrak passenger had measles.

From France 24 :


Chadian troops repel Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

http://f24.my/18CRqjk

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Just a thought: ‘When we are afraid to face history, then history will repeat itself.’


Just a thought:

‘Because we are afraid to face history,
history repeats itself.

– George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George-b]. All Rights Reserved.

Google Art Project originally shared: Enjoy the tour! #museweb #art #museum #Uffizi


 
250 years ago, in 1765, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was officially opened to the public. Have you ever been to this art museum, one of the oldest and most famous in the world?

If you haven’t, you definitely should! And in the meantime, you can take a virtual peak at the splendid galleries with #StreetView at:  http://goo.gl/d9p0Iq
Enjoy the tour! #museweb #art #museum #Uffizi

Just a thought: ‘When something is laughable I laugh,…’


Just a thought:

‘When something is laughable, I laugh,
When something is pitiful, I pity
When something is burning to tears, I extinguish it with tears.’
– George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George-B]. All Rights Reserved.

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CNA – Catholic News Agency January 31 -2015 (for the “lukewarm Christians everywhere”)


CNA - Catholic News Agency January 31 -2015 (click to access Reports of  interest to Christians at CNA)

CNA – Catholic News Agency January 31 -2015 (click to access Reports of interest to Christians at CNA)

BBC WebWise – Webcam safety with Jacqueline Jossa


BBC WebWise – Webcam safety with Jacqueline Jossa.

Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted at Yosemite National Park – ABC News


Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted at Yosemite National Park – ABC News.

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, Adagio , great compositions/performances


Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, Adagio

Piano at Nataf, 2nd Season, Concert No. 3, 17.2.2012 (2.3.M.2) Felix Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2, 2. Adagio The Israel Piano Quartet: Revital Hachamoff, piano; Gilad Hildesheim, violin; Shuli Waterman, viola; Ira Givol, cello More music by Felix Mendelssohn at euzicasa:

HERE

HERE

HERE

Thanks for visiting and enjoying classical music! GEorge-B 🙂

Leo Delibes, Coppelia, Act I – Theme slave varie


Leo Delibes, Coppelia, Act I – Theme slave varie

Happy Birthday Mozart Week: Piano Concerto No.8 ‘Lützow’ in C major, (KV 246) , great compositions


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.8 ‘Lützow’ in C major, (KV 246)

Today In History (January 31) : What Happened This Day In History


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.

January 31

1606   Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
1620   Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1788   The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1835   A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1865   House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
1911   The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.
1915   Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.
1915   German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.
1916   President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
1917   Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1935   The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943   The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944   U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950   Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh’s Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966   U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968   In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976   Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.
1981   Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.
Born on January 31
1734   Robert Morris, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
1797   Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919   Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925   Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.

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

picture of the day: Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor



Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor

German President Paul von Hindenburg (right) made Adolf Hitler chancellor on January 30, 1933. After World War I, Germany fell into disarray and looked for a leader to strengthen it again. Hitler had emerged after joining the Nazi Party in 1919 and taking it over in 1921. In 1932 Hitler ran against von Hindenburg and lost–but not by a wide margin. The Nazis won 230 seats in the German parliament and continued to gain influence, stifling democracy and communism by force and by making laws against them. After Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler proclaimed himself Der Führer of the Third Reich and continued as Germany’s leader through World War II.

Image: Collier’s Magazine

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.UOuYX7Ws.dpuf

Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 31st, 2015, St. John Bosco


Image of St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

What do dreams have to with prayer? Aren’t they just random images of our mind? In 1867 Pope Pius IX was upset with John Bosco because he wouldn’t take his dreams seriously enough. Nine years … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

Read this: ‘HINTS FOR LOVERS’ by Arnold Houltain – FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks.com


HINTS FOR LOVERS – Arnold Houltain – FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks.com

happy birthday Lewis Caroll: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – FULL AudioBook


ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – FULL AudioBook | by Lewis Carroll

quotation: In some ways, you know, people that don’t exist, are much nicer than people that do. Lewis Carroll


In some ways, you know, people that don’t exist, are much nicer than people that do.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

today’s holiday: Nauru Independence Day (2015)


Nauru Independence Day (2015)

This island in the Pacific Ocean gained independence from Great Britain on January 31, 1968. It had been governed by Australia. Independence Day is a national holiday in Nauru. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Norman Mailer (1923)


Norman Mailer (1923)

American writer Norman Mailer was catapulted to fame at 25 with the publication of The Naked and the Dead, a partially autobiographical novel based on his World War II service. He pioneered the use of novelistic techniques in nonfiction works, a style known as New Journalism, and won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for The Armies of the Night. He won his second Pulitzer in 1980 with The Executioner’s Song, a novel depicting the events surrounding whose execution? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Private Slovik Executed for Desertion (1945)


Private Slovik Executed for Desertion (1945)

US Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion in 1945. His was the first such execution after the Civil War and the only one of 49 World War II desertion death sentences to be carried out. Slovik was initially separated from his unit during an artillery attack. He rejoined them but deserted after being assigned to the front lines. He later confessed in writing that he would do it again and refused offers to destroy his note and return to battle. How old was Slovik when he died? More… Discuss

Cat Returns from the Grave


Cat Returns from the Grave

A cat in Florida is being hailed as a “miracle” and a “zombie” after seemingly coming back from the dead. Bart the cat was hit by a car earlier this month, assumed dead, and buried. Five days later, he dug free of his grave and—despite serious injuries—got himself to a neighbor’s yard. Bart’s owner then brought him to the Humane Society of Tampa, where he has since received treatment for a broken jaw and extensive facial injuries, including surgery to remove one of his eyes. Bart is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks. More… Discuss

word: petulant


petulant

Definition: (adjective) Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered.
Synonyms: peevish, testy, cranky, fractious
Usage: After their fight, her friend came to make amends, but she was feeling petulant and sulky and ignored him. Discuss.

From BBC : Merkel rules out Greek debt relief


Merkel rules out Greek debt relief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31072321

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