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Photo: Greenwich

In 1753, Maria Theresa carried out the first ever census in the Habsburg Monarchy.

In 1884, the meridian passing through Greenwich near London is declared as the 'prime meridian'. Thus, it becomes the basis for the calculation of longitude on the globe.

In 1925, the British politician Margaret Thatcher is born. She became Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990. Due to relentless policy she was called 'Iron Lady'.

In 1972, a plane crashes in the Andes with the Uruguayan rugby team onboard. 29 passengers die and 16 survived the crash. They were found two months later. After the tragedy the film Alive was made.

In 1792, in Washington the foundation stone is laid for the White House.

MUSIC HISTORY

1984 - Stevie Wonder with the song 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' is No. 1 on both the American and British charts.

1984 - No. 1 on the British albums chart is the album 'The Unforgettable Fire' by U2, on the album is also 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)'.

1990 - The No. 1 spot on the American charts is taken by George Michael with the song 'Praying For Time'.

2002 - The Spanish girl group Las Ketchup take the No. 1 spot on the British singles chart with 'The Ketchup Song'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1940 - British rock singer Chris Farlowe (1966 'Out Of Time', which was written for him by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards).

1941 - Singer Paul Simon ('You Can Call Me Al').

1944 - Robert Lamm, member of the group Chicago (1976 he was at No. 1 on the British and American singles charts with 'If You Leave Me Now').

1947 - Sammy Hagar, singer in the group Van Halen.

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1753 je Marija Terezija prvič popisala prebivalstvo v habsburški monarhiji.

Leta 1884 razglasijo poldnevnik, ki poteka skozi Greenwich, v bližini Londona, za 'ničelni poldnevnik'. S tem postane osnova za izračunavanje vseh geografskih dolžin na zemeljski obli.

Leta 1925 se je rodila britanska političarka Margaret Thatcher. Bila je premierka Velike Britanije od leta 1979 do 1990. Zaradi nepopustljive politike so jo imenovali 'Železna lady'.

Leta 1972 je v Andih strmoglavilo letalo z urugvajsko ekipo ragbija. Umrlo je 29 potnikov, preživelo jih je 16. Našli so jih dva meseca kasneje. Po tragediji so posneli film Živi (Alive).

Leta 1792 je bil v Washingtonu postavljen temeljni kamen za Belo hišo.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1984 - Stevie Wonder je s pesmijo 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'na 1. mestu britanske in ameriške lestvice singlov.

1984 - 1. mesto na britanski lestvici albumov pripada skupini U2 in albumu 'The Unforgettable Fire', na njem je tudi 'Pride (In The Name Of Love').

1990 - 1. mesto na ameriški lestvici zaseda 'Praying For Time' Georgea Michaela.

2002 - Španska dekliška skupina Las Ketchup osvoji 1. mesto britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'The Ketchup Song'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1940 - britanski rock pevec Chris Farlowe (1966 'Out Of Time', ki sta jo zanj napisala Mick Jagger in Keith Richards).

1941 - ameriški pevec in kitarist Paul Simon ('You Can Call Me Al').

1944 - član skupine Chicago Robert Lamm (1976 'If You Leave Me Now').

1947 - ameriški pevec, kitarist Sammy Hagar, pevec v zasedbi Van Halen.


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