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19 July

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In 1374, the Italian Renaissance poet and the first Italian humanist, Francesco Petrarca dies. With his style he strongly influenced later poets, including Slovenia's France Prešeren.

In 1814, the American inventor Samuel Colt is born. He constructed the Colt revolver, which was named after him.

In 1834, the French artist Edgar Degas is born. He is famous for his paintings of horse racing and dancers.

In 1877, the first Wimbledon tennis tournament begins.

In 1893, the Russian poet and playwright Vladimir Vladimirovich Majakovski is born. He was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, the representative of the Russian futurism.

In 1914, the Austrian constructor of motor vehicles of Slovenian descent, Janez Johann Puch dies. Puch first produced bicycles in 1889 in a small workshop in Graz. In 1901 he started to produce car engines, followed by cars in 1904.

MUSIC HISTORY

1967 - The Beatles are at the top of the British charts with 'All You Need Is Love'.

1969 - The Spencer Davis group broke up.

1980 - Queen is at the top of the British charts with the album 'The Game', on which is also 'Another One Bites The Dust'.

1986 - Patti LaBelle is at the top of the American albums chart with 'Winner In You'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1947 - Brian May, guitarist in the group Queen ('Too Much Love Will Kill You').

1976 - Eric Prydz, Swedish disc-jockey ('Call on Me').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1374 je umrl vodilni italijanski renesančni lirik Francesco Petrarca. S svojim slogom je močno vplival tudi na Franceta Prešerna.

Leta 1814 se je rodil ameriški izumitelj Samuel Colt, ki je izumil revolver.

Leta 1834 se je rodil francoski slikar in kipar Edgar Degas, ki je najpogosteje slikal konjske dirke in plesalke.

Leta 1877 se je v Wimbledonu začel prvi teniški turnir.

Leta 1893 se je rodil ruski pesnik in dramatik Vladimir Vladimirovič Majakovski, eden največjih pesnikov 20. stoletja, predstavnik ruskega futurizma.

Leta 1914 je umrl Janez Puh, avstrijski konstruktor motornih vozil, ki je bil po rodu Slovenec.

Leta 1889 je izdelal svoje prvo doslej znano kolo. V naslednjih 10 letih je prešel od obrtnika do tovarnarja, ki je zaposloval do 1200 delavcev. Leta 1901 je patentiral lastni pogonski motor in naslednjo leto je predstavil tako avto kot motor.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1967 - The Beatles so na vrhu britanske lestvice s skladbo 'All You Need Is Love'.

1969 - razpade skupina The Spencer Davis group.

1980 - Queen so na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'The Game', na katerem je tudi 'Another One Bites The Dust'.

1986 - Patti LaBelle je na vrhu ameriške lestvice albumov z 'Winner In You'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1947 - Brian May, kitarist v skupini Queen ('Too Much Love Will Kill You').

1976 - Eric Prydz, švedski dj ('Call on Me').

Vesna Danilovič Novak