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11 August

Carl Lewis
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In 1844, the Slovenian linguist Jernej Kopitar dies. He wrote Grammatik der slavischen Sprache in Krain, Karnten und Steyemark. Vuk Karadžić Stefanović helped him write the Serbian grammar and vocabulary. He was also occupied with the reform of the Slovenian alphabet.

In 1934, the first batch of 137 prisoners arrived at Alcatraz.

In 1941, Winston Church travelled with a group of collaborators on the ship Prince of Wales to Newfoundland for secret talks with Franklin Roosevelt. They signed the Atlantic Charter, which became the foundation for the establishment of the United Nations.

In 1950, the American inventor Stephen Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, is born.

In 1984, Carl Lewis wins his fourth gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

MUSIC HISTORY

1962 - Neil Sedaka is at the top of the American singles chart with 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'.

1979 - The Knack is at the top of the American albums chart with 'Get The Knack'.

1984 - Ray Parker Junior is at the top spot of the American singles chart with the title song from the film 'Ghostbusters'.

2002 - Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the US album chart with 'The Rising'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1949 - Eric Carmen, singer in the group The Raspberries (1967 'Groovin').

1981 - Sandi Thom, Scottish singer (2006 ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair’).

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1844 je umrl slovenski jezikoslovec Jernej Kopitar. Napisal je delo 'Grammatik der slavischen Sprache in Krain, Karnten und Steyemark'.

Leta 1924 se je v severni steni Triglava smrtno ponesrečil slovenski alpinist in pisatelj Klemen Jug.

Leta 1934 so odprli zapor Alcatraz pri San Franciscu.

Leta 1938 je kraljevina Jugoslavija ustanovila Akademijo znanosti in umetnosti Slovenije, kot tretjo jugoslovansko znanstveno akademijo.

Leta 1941 je Winston Churchil odpotoval z ladjo Prince of Walles na Novo Funlandijo na srečanje s Franklinom Rooseveltom. Podpisala sta Atlantsko listino, ki je postala temelj za ustanovitev Združenih narodov.

Leta 1950 se je rodil Stephen Wozniak, ki je s Steveom Jobsom ustanovil družbo Apple.

Leta 1984 dobi Carl Lewis že četrto zlato medaljo na poletnih OI in izenačil dosežek Jesseja Owensa.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1962 - Neil Sedaka je na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'.

1979 - The Knack so na vrhu ameriške lestvice z albumom 'Get The Knack'.

1984 - Ray Parker JR. je na vrhu ameriške lestvice z naslovno skladbo iz filma 'Ghostbusters'.

2002 - Bruce Springsteen je na vrhu ameriške lestvice z albumom 'The Rising'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1949 - Eric Carmen, pevec skupine The Raspberries (1967 'Groovin').

1981 - Sandi Thom, škotska pevka (2006 ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker').

Vesna Danilovič Novak