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22 January

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In 1775 the French physicist and mathematician Andre-Marie Ampere is born. The unit for the measurement of electric current, ampere is named after him.

In 1788 one of the greatest English poets George Gordon Noel Byron is born.

In 1901 secluded and away from the public eye British Queen Victoria dies. The ‘Victorian era was named after her. It was the time of great prosperity when Britain was the most powerful nation in the world.

In 1905 before the Winter Palace in St Petersburg imperial troops fire on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators who wanted to draw attention to their miserable situation. On that so-called »Bloody Sunday« the imperial troops killed 500 people.

In 2004 Slovenian poet Janez Menart and writer Rudi Šeligo die.

In 2008 Australian actor Heath Ledger dies.

MUSIC HISTORY

1966 - The Beach Boys record 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'.

1972 - Don McLean's album 'American Pie' is at the top of the American charts.

1977 - Stevie Wonder is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'I Wish'.

1994 - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting are at No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'All For Love'.

1994 - D:Ream have their first UK No. 1 single with 'Things Can Only Get Better'.

2006 - Arctic Monkeys score the UK No. 1 single with 'When The Sun Goes Down'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1931 - Soul singer Sam Cooke (1960 ‘Wonderful World’).

1962 - , singer in INXS (1988 'Need You Tonight'). In 1997, at the age of 37, he hung himself in a hotel room in Sydney.

1965 - Steven Adler, drummer in Guns N' Roses (1988 'Sweet Child O' Mine').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1775 se je rodil francoski fizik in matematik Andre Marie Ampere. Po njem se imenuje enota za merjenje jakosti električnega toka.

Leta 1788 se je rodil eden največjih angleških pesnikov George Gordon Noel Byron.

Leta 1901 je umrla britanska kraljica Viktorija, ki je vladala skoraj 64 let. Po njej je poimenovana doba največjega razcveta meščanske družbe 19. stoletja.

Leta 1905 so pred Zimsko palačo v Sankt Peterburgu cesarske čete streljale na demonstrante, ki so opozarjali na težke življenjske razmere. Na t. i. krvavo nedeljo so ubili 500 ljudi.

Leta 2004 sta umrla pesnik Janez Menart in pisatelj Rudi Šeligo.

Leta 2008 je umrl avstralski igralec Heath Ledger. Med filmi, ki so zaznamovali njegovo kariero so '10 razlogov, zakaj te sovražim', 'Vitezova usoda', 'Gora Brokeback', 'Casanova'.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1966 - The Beach Boys posnamejo 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'.

1972 - Don McLean-ov album 'American Pie' je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice.

1977 - Stevie Wonder je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'I Wish'.

1994 - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart in Sting so na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'All For Love'.

1994 - D:Ream so na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Things Can Only Get Better'.

2006 - Arctic Monkeys so na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'When The Sun Goes Down'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1931 - soul pevec Sam Cooke (1960 ‘Wonderful World’).

1962 - Michael Hutchence, pevec v INXS (1988 'Need You Tonight'). Star 37 let se je leta 1997 obesil v hotelski sobi v Sydneyu.

1965 - Steven Adler, bobnar v Guns N' Roses (1988 'Sweet Child O' Mine').

Vesna Danilovič Novak