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In 1886, at the age of 19 scientist Thomas Alva Edison introduced his first invention, an electric machine, which was intended for counting votes in the U. S. Congress. However, the Congress did not buy.

In 1889, in London, the British physicist James Prescott Joule dies. He studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. The unit of energy, the joule, is named for James Joule.

In 1939, U. S. scientists, led by Albert Einstein, presented the then U. S. President Roosevelt the possibilities for the development of the atomic bomb.

In 1963, the French chanson singer dies. She was called the Paris nightingale and is still considered the leading French chanson singer.

In 1968, NASA launched Apollo 7, the first spacecraft in the Apollo missions that had a human crew.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1962 - The Beatles with their song 'Love Me Do' for the first time take the top spot on the British charts.

1976 - No. 1 on the British singles chart is 'Mississippi' by the German group Pussycat.

1986 - On the American singles chart is 'When I Think Of You' by Janet Jackson.

1986 - At the top of the British chart is Madonna with the song 'True Blue'.

1997 - 'Candle In The Wind' was originally written by Elton John in 1974 in honour of Marilyn Monroe. In 1997 the song was dedicated to Princess Diana who died in a tragic car accident. The song reached the top of the British charts.

1997 - The Verve is at No. 1 on the UK album chart with album Urban Hymns. This album features 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' and 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1946 - Singer and guitarist Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates 1982 'Maneater').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1886 je komaj 19 letni znanstvenik Thomas Alva Edison predstavil svoj prvi izum. Električni stroj je bil namenjen preštevanju glasov v ameriškem kongresu, vendar ga kongres ni odkupil.

Leta 1889 je v Londonu umrl angleški fizik James Prescott Joule. Po njem se imenuje enota za delo, energijo in toploto, joule.

Leta 1939 so ameriški znanstveniki, pod vodstvom Alberta Einsteina, predstavili tedanjemu predsedniku ZDA Roosweltu možnosti za razvoj atomske bombe.

Leta 1963 je umrla francoska šansonjerka Edith Piaf. Imenovali so jo pariški slavček in še danes velja za vodilno pevko francoskega šansona.

Leta 1968 je Nasa izstrelila Apollo 7, prvo vesoljsko plovilo iz misije Apollo, ki je imelo človeško posadko.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1961 - The Highwaymen so na vrhu britanske lestvice s skladbo 'Michael'.

1962 - The Beatles s skladbo 'Love Me Do' prvič stopijo na vrh britanske lestvice.

1976 - na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov je 'Mississippi' zasedbe Pussycat.

1986 - na ameriški lestvici singlov je na 1. mestu Janet Jackson z 'When I Think Of You'.

1986 - vrh britanske lestvice zasede Madonna s skladbo 'True Blue'.

1997 - 'Candle In The Wind 97' je Elton John, leta 1974, napisal za Marilyn Monroe. To leto pa jo je posvetil tragično preminuli princesi Diani, in pesem je pristala na vrhu britanske lestvice.

1997 - zasedba The Verve je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom Urban Hymns, na katerem sta tudi pesmi 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' in 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1946 - pevec, kitarist Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates 1982 'Maneater').


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