Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

Norske eventyrbilleder (Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales) , Op. 37: IV. Dance of the Little Trolls

Norske eventyrbilleder (Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales) , Op. 37: IV. Dance of the Little Trolls

best classical music , Schubert Symphony No 5 B flat major Bavarian RSO Maazel

Schubert Symphony No 5 B flat major Bavarian RSO Maazel

best classical music, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake, BWV 645); Rodney Gehrke, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake, BWV 645); Rodney Gehrke, organ 


best classical music , T. G. Albinoni: Op. 9 n. 8 / Concerto for oboe, strings & b.c. in G minor / Alma Musica Amsterdam, great compositions/performances

T. G. Albinoni: Op. 9 n. 8 / Concerto for oboe, strings & b.c. in G minor / Alma Musica Amsterdam


best classical music , Gustav Holst St.Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra Op.29, No.2, great compositions/performances


Published on Oct 18, 2014

Cross Chamber Orchestra(CCO)
Conductor : Jin Daniel Suh

Best classical music: Haydn – Symphony No 101 in D major, Hob I-101, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Eugen Jochum, conductor, Live recording, January 1973

Haydn – Symphony No 101 in D major, Hob I-101 – Jochum

Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 30th, 2015: St. Pius V, Pope

Today In History. 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.

Today in History
May 1

408   Theodosius II succeeds to the throne of Constantinople.
1308   King Albert is murdered by his nephew John, because he refused his share of the Habsburg lands.
1486   Christopher Columbus convinces Queen Isabella to fund expedition to the West Indies.
1805   The state of Virginia passes a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.
1863   The Battle of Chancellorsville begins as Union Gen. Joe Hooker starts his three-pronged attack against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
1867   Reconstruction in the South begins with black voter registration.
1877   President Ruthoford B. Hayes withdraws all Federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction.
1898   The U.S. Navy under Dewey defeats the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines.
1915   The luxury liner Lusitania leaves New York Harbor for a voyage to Europe.
1927   Adolf Hitler holds his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
1931   The Empire State Building opens in New York.
1934   The Philippine legislature accepts a U.S. proposal for independence.
1937   President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
1941   The film Citizen Kane–directed and starring Orson Welles–opens in New York.
1944   The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, makes its first flight.
1945   Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escapes the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advances on Berlin.
1948   North Korea is established.
1950   Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry called Annie Allen.
1960   Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia.
1961   Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba.
1968   In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the support of naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do.
1970   Students from Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, Ohio, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
1986   The Tass News Agency reports the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
2011   Osama Bin Laden is killed in Abbottabad Pakistan by US Navy SEALS in Operation Neptune Spear.
Born on May 1
1493   Phillippus Paracelsus, physician and alchemist.
1764   Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol.
1769   Arthur Wellsley, Duke of Wellington.
1830   Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, reformer and labor organizer.
1839   Louis-Maire-Hilaire Bernigaud, French chemist, inventor of rayon.
1878   James Graham, inventor of the first naval aircraft-carrying ship and first man to film a total eclipse of the Sun.
1896   Mark Clark, American general during World War II.
1909   Kate Smith, singer.
1916   Glenn Ford, actor (The Blackboard Jungle).
1923   Joseph Heller, American author (Catch 22).
1924   Terry Southern, novelist and screenwriter (Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider).
1940   Bobbie Ann Mason, American writer (Shiloh and Other Stories, In Country).

Image of the day: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh works on engine of ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ in 1927.

Photo: Library of Congress

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today’s holiday: Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night

People who lived in the Harz Mountains of Germany believed for many centuries that witches rode across the sky on the eve of St. Walpurga‘s Day to hold a coven on Brocken Mountain. To frighten them off, people rang church bells, banged pots and pans, and lit torches topped with hemlock, rosemary, and juniper. The legend of Walpurgis Night is still celebrated in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia with bonfires and other festivities designed to welcome spring by warding off demons, disaster, and darkness. St. Walpurga is the patron saint associated with protection against magic. More… Discuss

quotation: George Eliot (1819-1880)

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s birthday: Kaspar Hauser (1812)

Kaspar Hauser (1812)

In 1828, a teenage boy appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, carrying a letter that stated he had been placed in the care of the anonymous author as an infant. This caretaker claimed to have taught the boy reading, writing, and religion but never let him leave the house. The boy barely spoke but confirmed that he had been kept in a dark prison hole. In the following years, he sustained several mysterious injuries, and he was fatally stabbed in 1833. Who is thought to have been behind his death? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Hitler Commits Suicide (1945)

Hitler Commits Suicide (1945)

In the final days of World War II, as the Red Army of the Soviet Union was closing in on his underground bunker in Berlin, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler committed suicide by shooting himself while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule. Hitler’s body and that of Eva Braun—his mistress whom he had wed the day before—were then placed in a bomb crater, doused with gasoline, and set on fire by German officials. How did Soviet soldiers identify Hitler’s remains? More… Discuss

The Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius

The award-winning Toyota Prius was the world’s first commercially mass-produced and marketed hybrid automobile. Toyota’s goal for the Prius was to reduce the amount of pollutants it produced and to increase its energy efficiency. To achieve this goal, the company reduced the engine’s gasoline consumption, added two electric motor/generators, reduced air resistance and road friction, and reduced the car’s weight. Supposedly, why did Toyota choose the name “Prius” for their hybrid car? More… Discuss



English: Steeple of St. James Catholic Church ...

English: Steeple of St. James Catholic Church in Chicago, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Definition: (noun) A separation or division into factions.
Synonyms: discord, split
Usage: Heretics were burned for attempting to create a schism in the Catholic Church. Discuss.


FDA approves new drug to dissolve chin fat

FDA approves new drug to dissolve chin fat

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German official: ‘Islamist attack’ thwarted

German official: ‘Islamist attack’ thwarted

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Euro MPs rebuff transparency drive

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Mertens dies after on-pitch collapse

Mertens dies after on-pitch collapse http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/32537425

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Pakistan jails 10 for Malala attack

Pakistan jails 10 for Malala attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32530324

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Airbus to sue over German spying row

Airbus to sue over German spying row http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32542140

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New lead in Freddie Gray inquiry

New lead in Freddie Gray inquiry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32541245

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Windows ‘open’ for Apple and Android

Windows ‘open’ for Apple and Android http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32531268

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Secret app ‘worth $100m’ shut down

Secret app ‘worth $100m’ shut down http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32531175

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