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Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture (K.492) – Wiener Symphoniker – Fabio Luisi, : great compositions/performances


Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture (K.492) – Wiener Symphoniker – Fabio Luisi (HD)

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today’s birthday: Sir Winston Churchill (1874)


Sir Winston Churchill (1874)

Churchill was prime minister of the UK during World War II and led the country through both its darkest and finest hours. He was a writer, artist, legislator, soldier, and one of the most influential leaders in modern history. After being appointed prime minister in 1940, he forged a strong alliance with the US and an uneasy one with the USSR. These alliances were two key factors in the defeat of the Axis Powers. A prolific painter, Churchill exhibited his art under what pseudonym? More… Discuss

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Mick and Will build a primitive shelter with some creature comforts. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.


Published on Jan 31, 2014

Mick and Will build a primitive shelter with some creature comforts. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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This Day in the Yesteryear: METEORITE STRIKES ANN ELIZABETH HODGES (1954)


Meteorite Strikes Ann Elizabeth Hodges (1954)

Thousands of people are struck by lightning every year, but in 1954, Ann Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, became the first person in modern history to be hit by a meteorite. Hodges was napping on her couch when she was rudely awakened by a grapefruit-sized meteorite crashing through her roof, bouncing off her radio, and striking her on the hip. The incident left her badly bruised. Who prevailed in the dispute between Hodges and her landlord over ownership of the meteorite? More… Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: MICHAEL JACKSON (1942) a journalist and beer and whiskey critic


Michael Jackson (1942)

Not to be confused with the American musician of the same name, English journalist Michael Jackson was arguably the most influential beer and whiskey critic in modern history. He came to prominence after the publication of his influential 1977 book The World Guide to Beer and went on to host a TV show that featured him traveling around the globe sampling various brews. He played an enormous role in the popularization of brewing culture and was especially fond of beers from what country? More… Discuss