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2 July

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In 1566, the French astrologer and seer Nostradamus dies.

In 1778, the famous French writer and philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau dies. His political ideas influenced the French Revolution.

In 1779, across the English River Severn the first cast iron railway bridge in the world is opened.

In 1850, Benjamin J. Lane patented a gas mask.

In 1877 the German poet and novelist Hermann Hesse is born. His best-known works include Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game.

In 1928, a systematic excavation of one of the most mysterious Palaeolithic cave sites in Europe, Potocka Zijalka, which is located in Slovenia.

In 1937 in an attempt to fly around the world along the Equator, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean.

In 1961 the American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway dies. His best-known works include A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea.

In 1975, the University of Maribor is founded.

In 1991, units of the Yugoslav Army and the Slovenian Territorial Defence clashed in Gornja Radgona during Slovenia's ten-day war.

MUSIC HISTORY

1966 - Frank Sinatra is at the top of the American singles chart with 'Strangers In The Night'.

1977 - Bill Conti is at the No. 1 spot on the American singles chart with 'Gonna Fly Now' (title song from the film Rocky).

1983 - Rod Stewart is at the top of the British singles chart with 'Baby Jane'.

1988 - Michael Jackson becomes the first musician to have 5 hits on an album at No 1 on the American singles chart. From the album ‘Bad’ they are 'Bad', ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1936 - Tom Springfield, singer in The Springfields (1963 'Island Of Dreams').

1937 - Slovene singer Majda Sepe ('Med iskrenimi ljudmi').

1940 - Paul Williams, singer in The Temptations (1971 'Just My Imagination').

1961 - Annie Ruddock, singer in Amazulu (1986 'Too Good To Be Forgotten').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1566 je umrl francoski astrolog in jasnovidec Nostradamus.

Leta 1778 je umrl francoski pisatelj in mislec Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Leta 1779 je bil čez angleško reko Severn odprt prvi litoželezni železniški most na svetu.

Leta 1850 je Benjamin J. Lane patentiral plinsko masko.

Leta 1877 se je rodil nemški pisatelj in nobelovec Hermann Hesse, znan po delu Stepni volk.

Leta 1928 so se začela izkopavanja v Potočki zijalki.

Leta 1937 sta pri poskusu, da bi preletela svet po ekvatorju, nad Tihim oceanom izginila Amelia Earhart in Fred Noonan.

Leta 1961 je umrl pisatelj Ernest Hemingway. Njegova najbolj znana dela so Zbogom orožje, Komu zvoni in Starec in morje, za katero je dobil Nobelovo nagrado za književnost.

Leta 1975 je bila ustanovljena Univerza v Mariboru.

Leta 1991 so se enote Jugoslovanske armade in slovenske Teritorialne obrambe spopadle v Gornji Radgoni.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1966 - Frank Sinatra je na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Strangers In The Night'.

1977 - Bill Conti je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Gonna Fly Now' (naslovna pesem iz filma Rocky).

1983 - Rod Stewart je na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Baby Jane'.

1988 - Michael Jackson postane prvi glasbenik, ki ima na albumu 5 hitov št. 1 na ameriški lestvici sinlgov. Iz albuma ‘Bad’ so to 'Bad', ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ in ‘Man in the Mirror’.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN1

1936 - Tom Springfield, pevec v The Springfields (1963 'Island Of Dreams').

1937 - slovenska pevka Majda Sepe ('Med iskrenimi ljudmi').

1940 - Paul Williams, pevec v The Temptations (1971 'Just My Imagination').

1961 - Annie Ruddock, pevka v Amazulu (1986 'Too Good To Be Forgotten').

Vesna Danilovič Novak