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18 April

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In 1906 an earthquake and the fire that followed destroyed a greater part of the city of San Francisco.

In 1909 Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.

In 1941 Ivan Hribar, who was considered the father of modern Ljubljana, committed suicide as a protest against the Italian annexation of Ljubljana. While he was mayor he greatly contributed to the rebuilding and modernisation of Ljubljana.

In 1947 the American actor James Woods is born.

In 1954 the Egyptian officer and politician Gamal Abdel Naser becomes prime minister and military leader in Egypt.

In 1955 physicist Albert Einstein, who discovered the theory of relativity and is considered the pioneer of quantum mechanics, dies.

In 2004 Slovene Aljaž Pegan wins a gold medal at the European Gymnastics Championships in the Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana, making a comeback after 10 years.

MUSIC HISTORY

1981 - Bucks Fizz is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Making Your Mind Up. '

1987 - Aretha Franklin and George Michael are No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'I Knew You Were Waiting'.

1992 - Annie Lennox is No. 1 on the British albums chart with 'Diva. '

1992 - Right Said Fred is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Deeply Dippy'.

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1906 sta potres in požar uničila večji del San Francisca.

Leta 1909 so v Rimu beatificirali Ivano Orleansko.

Leta 1941 se je utopil Ivan Hribar, ki velja za očeta sodobne Ljubljane. Med njegovim županovanjem je Ljubljana dobila nove ozelenitve in sodobni vodovod.

Leta 1947 se je rodil ameriški igralec James Woods.

Leta 1955 je umrl fizik Albert Einstein. Odkril je teorijo relativnosti in velja za začetnika kvantne mehanike.

Leta 2004 je Aljaž Pegan na evropskem prvenstvu v gimnastiki v dvorani Tivoli na drogu osvojil zlato medaljo in po 10 letih spet postal evropski prvak.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1981 - Bucks Fizz so na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Making Your Mind Up. '

1987 - Aretha Franklin in George Michael sta na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'I Knew You Were Waiting'.

1992 - Annie Lennox je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Diva'. Na njem so tudi 'Little Bird', 'Precious' in 'Why'.

1992 - Right Said Fred je na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Deeply Dippy'.

Vesna Danilovič Novak