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08. Jun 2018 at 16:43 Global On this day

10 June

Križanke Foto: MMC RTV SLO

In 1706, the British optician John Dollond, who patented clear lenses, is born.

In 1836, the French physicist, pioneer of electrodynamics Andre Ampere dies. Named after him is the unit of electric current - ampere.

In 1912, the Slovenian poet Anton Aškerc dies.

In 1922, the American film actress Judy Garland is born.

In 1935, in New York William Griffith Wilson and Robert Holbrook Smith drink their last glass of alcohol and establish the Society of Alcoholics Anonymous.

In 1943, the Hungarian journalist Laszlo Biro patents the ballpoint pen.

In 1955 Križanke opens in Ljubljana.

In 1990 Nelson Mandela, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, is released from prison.

MUSIC HISTORY

1972 - Sammy Davis Jr is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Candy Man'.

1978 - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John are No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'You're The One That I Want'.

1989 - Bette Midler is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Wind Beneath My Wings'.

1989 - Jason Donovan is No. 1 on the British singles with 'Sealed With A Kiss'.

2004 - American soul singer Ray Charles dies. He scored the 1962 UK and US No. 1 single 'I Can't Stop Loving You' plus over 30 other US Top 40 singles.

2007 - Rihanna is No. 1 on the UK album chart with 'Good Girl Gone Bad,' featuring the single ‘Umbrella’.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1941 - Shirley Owens, singer in The Shirelles (1961 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow').

1958 - British singer Maxi Priest (1987 'Some guys have all the luck').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1706 se je rodil britanski optik John Dollond, patentiral je brezbarvne leče.

Leta 1836 je v Marseillu umrl francoski fizik, začetnik elektrodinamike, Andre Ampere. Po njem je poimenovana enota električnega toka - amper.

Leta 1912 je umrl slovenski pesnik Anton Aškerc, znan po pesniških zbirkah Balade in romance, Izlet v Carigrad in Lirske in epske poezije.

Leta 1922 se je rodila ameriška filmska igralka Judy Garland.

Leta 1935 sta William Griffith Wilson in Robert Holbrook Smith v New Yorku popila svoj zadnji kozarček alkohola in ustanovila društvo anonimnih alkoholikov.

Leta 1943 je madžarski novinar Laszlo Biro patentiral kemični svinčnik.

Leta 1955 so v Ljubljani odprli Križanke. Ime so dobile po nemškem viteškem redu križnikov.

Leta 1990 so Nelsona Mandelo, ki so ga leta 1964 obsodili na dosmrtno zaporno kazen, izpustili iz zapora.

Leta 1997 so se v Savinjskih Alpah, med usposabljanjem, smrtno ponesrečili gorski reševalci inštruktorji Mitja Brajnik, Luka Karničar, Rado Markič, Janko Kokalj in Boris Mlekuž.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1972 - Sammy Davis Jr je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Candy Man'.

1978 - John Travolta in Olivia Newton John sta na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'You're The One That I Want'.

1989 - Bette Midler je na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'Wind Beneath My Wings'.

1989 - Jason Donovan je na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Sealed With A Kiss'.

2004 - umrl je ameriški pevec jazza, soula in bluesa Ray Charles. Leta 1962 je spemijo 'I Can't Stop Loving You' zasedel vrh ameriške in britanske lestvice, na lestvicah najboljših je imel 30 svojih pesmi.

2007 - Rihanna je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Good Girl Gone Bad', na katerem je tudi ‘Umbrella’.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1941 - Shirley Owens, pevka v The Shirelles (1961 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow').

1958 - britanski pevec Maxi Priest (1987 'Some guys have all the luck').

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