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18 July

Neandertalčeva piščal
Foto: Narodni muzej Slovenije

In 1811 the English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray is born. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair.

In 1817, the English novelist Jane Austen dies. She wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice.

In 1898, Pierre and Marie Curie announce that they have discovered polonium.

In 1918, the South African fighter for the rights of blacks, Nelson Mandela is born.

In 1925, Volume One of Adolf Hitler's philosophical autobiography, Mein Kampf, is published.

In 1956, Tito, Nasser and Nehru sign the Brioni declaration, which rather than confrontation offers peace and agreement.

In 1995, in the archaeological park Divje babe, located near Cerkno in northwest Slovenia, a Neanderthal flute is found. It is most probably the world's oldest known musical instrument and would be evidence of the existence of music 43,000 years ago.

MUSIC HISTORY

1960 - Brenda Lee is at the top of the American singles chart with 'I'm Sorry'.

1980 - Billy Joel is at the top of the American charts with the hit song 'It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me.'

1992 - Jimmy Nail takes the top spot on the British charts with 'Ain't No Doubt'.

1998 - The Beastie Boys with their album 'Hello Nasty' are at the top of the British chart.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, R&B singer (1956 'I Put A Spell On You'). 'I Put a Spell on You' was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

1941 - Martha Reeves, soul singer (1964 with The Vandellas 'Dancing In The Street').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1591 je umrl slovenski skladatelj Jakob Petelin Gallus.

Leta 1811 se je rodil angleški pisatelj William Makepaece Thackeray. Njegovo najbolj znano delo je Semenj ničevosti.

Leta 1817 je umrla pisateljica Jane Austen, avtorica romana Prevzetnost in pristranost.

Leta 1898 sta Pierre in Marie Curie sporočila, da sta odkrila polonij.

Leta 1918 se je rodil južnoafriški borec za pravice temnopoltih, Nelson Mandela.

Leta 1925 je vodja nacistične stranke Adolf Hitler objavil svoje delo Moj boj (Mein Kampf), v katerem je zarisal poteze nacistične ideologije.

Leta 1956 so Tito, Naser in Nehru podpisali Brionsko deklaracijo, ki namesto konfrontacije ponuja mir in sporazum.

Leta 1995 so v arheološkem najdišču Divje babe v dolini Idrijce našli še vedno najstarejšo neandertalsko piščal.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1960 - Brenda Lee je na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'I'm Sorry'.

1980 - Billy Joel je na vrhu ameriške lestvice s hitom 'It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me.'

1992 - Jimmy Nail zasede vrh britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Ain't No Doubt'.

1998 - The Beastie Boys so z albumom 'Hello Nasty' na vrhu britanske lestvice.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, R&B pevec (1956 'I Put A Spell On You').

1941 - soul pevka Martha Reeves (1964 The Vandellas, 'Dancing In The Street').

Vesna Danilovič Novak