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16 July

Foto: Goran Rovan

In 1880, Emily Howard Stowe is the first woman in Canada to receive a license to practice medicine.

In 1911, the famous dancer Ginger Rogers is born. She worked a great deal with Fred Astaire. They starred together in the films Flying Down to Rio, The Gay Divorcee, Roberta, and others.

In 1921, the Slovenian mathematician, physicist and philosopher Joseph Križan dies.

In 1963, the Slovenian football manager and former player Srečko Katanec is born.

In 1965, after six years of work the tunnel under Mont Blanc officially opens.

In 1981, the Slovenian ski jumper Robert Kranjec is born. In 2012, he won the Ski-Flying World Championship. He belongs to the world's best active ski flying athletes.

In 1999, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the younger son of assassinated U. S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, dies in a plane crash.

In 2003, the Australian researchers found that masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer.

MUSIC HISTORY

1966 - Tommy James and the Shondells are at the top of the American singles chart with 'Hanky Panky'.

1977 - Shaun Cassidy is No. 1 on the American charts with 'Da Doo Ron Ron'.

1994 - The film album 'The Lion King' is at the top of the American albums chart.

2000 - Matchbox 20 is at the top of the American singles chart with 'Bent.'

2000 - Coldplay is No. 1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Parachutes'. The release spawned the hit singles 'Shiver', 'Yellow', 'Trouble', and 'Don't Panic'.

2001 - Robbie Williams is at the top of the British singles chart with 'Eternity / The Road To Mandalay.'

BORN ON THIS DAY

1940 - Tony Jackson, singer in the group The Searchers (1964 'Needles And Pins').

1941 - Mišo Kovač, the Croatian singer, one of the most popular musical icons of the former Yugoslavia ('Ti si pjesma moje duše').

1941 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer, (1970 'You Can Get It If You Really Want'). Died May 25, 2006.

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1880 je Emily Howard Stowe kot prva ženska v Kanadi prejela licenco za opravljanje zdravniškega poklica.

Leta 1899 se je v Novem mestu rodil slovenski slikar in grafik Božidar Jakac.

Leta 1911 se je rodila slavna plesalka Ginger Rogers. S Fredom Astairom je igrala v filmih Flying Down to Rio, The Gay Divorcee, Roberta.

Leta 1921 je umrl slovenski matematik, fizik in filozof Josip Križan.

Leta 1963 se je rodil slovenski nogometaš in nogometni trener Srečko Katanec.

Leta 1965 so po šestih letih dela odprli predor pod Mont Blancom.

Leta 1981 se je rodil smučarski skakalec Robert Kranjec, ki je leta 2012 postal svetovni prvak v poletih, odlično sezono pa je kronal z zmago na velikanki v Planici.

Leta 1999 je v letalski nesreči umrl Fitzgerald Kennedy mlajši, sin tedanjega ameriškega predsednika J. F. Kennedyja in Jacqueline Kennedy.

Leta 2003 so avstralski raziskovalci ugotovili, da masturbiranje pomaga preprečevati raka na prostati.

Leta 2013 je Postojnsko jamo obiskal 35-milijonti obiskovalec. To je bil Poljak Pawel Piatkiewicz.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1966 - Tommy James and the Shondells so na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Hanky Panky'.

1977 - Shaun Cassidy je na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'Da Doo Ron Ron'.

1994 - filmski album 'The Lion King' je na vrhu ameriške lestvice.

2000 - Matchbox 20 so na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov s pesmijo 'Bent.'

2000 - Coldplay so na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Parachutes'. Na njem so hiti 'Shiver', 'Yellow', 'Trouble' in 'Don't Panic'.

2001 - Robbie Williams je na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Eternity / The Road To Mandalay.'

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1940 - Tony Jackson, pevec v skupini The Searchers (1964 'Needles And Pins').

1941 - hrvaški pevec Mišo Kovač, glasbena ikona nekdanje Jugoslavije ('Ti si pjesma moje duše').

1941 - Desmond Dekker, Jamajški pevec (1970 'You Can Get It If You Really Want').

Vesna Danilovič Novak