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23 February

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In 1443, Matthias Corvinus, the king of Hungary is born.

In 1685, the German Baroque composer Georg Friderich Handel is born.

In 1821, the English poet and romantic John Keats dies in Rome.

In 1836, the Mexican units launched an assault on the Alamo fortress, during which Davy Crockett, William Travis and Jim Bowie, legendary heroes of the Wild West were killed.

In 1942 occupying Italian forces began encircling Ljubljana with barbed wire to prevent communication between the Liberation Front in the city and the partisans in the surrounding countryside. The next day the work was completed and a prohibition of free entry into the city came into force.

In 1945, the Russian writer Aleksej Nikolajevič Tolstoj dies.

In 1965, the English comic actor Stan Laurel dies. Together with Oliver Hardy they were the most popular comic pair in the history of film. They are known as Stan and Ollie.

In 2008, former President of Slovenia Janez Drnovšek dies.

MUSIC HISTORY

1961 - Petula Clark is top of the British singles chart with 'Sailor'.

1978 - winners at this years Grammy Awards included Fleetwood Mac, Album of the year for 'Rumours', The Eagles, Record of the year for 'Hotel California' and Best pop vocal performance, The Bee Gees for 'How Deep Is Your Love'.

1995 - Melvin Franklin, the singer of The Temptations died.

2003 - Norah Jones won Grammy for Album of the year and Record of the year, with 'Don't Know Why'. Song of the year, Best new artist and Best female pop vocal for 'Don't Know Why'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1952 - Brad Whitford, guitarist with Aerosmith (1989 'Love In An Elevator').

1953 - singer Howard Jones, also member of the Ringo Starr's All Star Band (1983 'What Is Love').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1443 se je rodil kralj Matija Korvin, ki ga pri nas poznamo kot kralja Matjaža.

Leta 1685 se je rodil nemški baročni skladatelj Georg Friderich Handel.

Leta 1821 je umrl angleški pesnik, romantik John Keats.

Leta 1836 so mehiške enote osvojile trdnjavo Alamo. Umrli so tudi legendarni junaki Divjega zahoda Davy Crockett, William Travis in Jim Bowie.

Leta 1942 so začeli Italijani obdajati Ljubljano z bodečo žico. Že naslednji dan je začela veljati odredba o prepovedi prostega vstopa v mesto.

Leta 1945 je umrl ruski pisatelj Aleksej Nikolajevič Tolstoj.

Leta 1965 je umrl angleški komik Stan Laurel, znan po sodelovanju v dvojici Stan in Olio.

Leta 2008 je umrl nekdanji predsednik Republike Slovenije Janez Drnovšek.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1961 - Petula Clark je poskrbela za prvi hit na britanski lestvici singlov z 'Sailor'.

1978 - dobitniki nagrad Grammy so Fleetwood Mac za album 'Rumours', The Eagles za ploščo 'Hotel California' in The Bee Gees za najboljšo izvedbo 'How Deep is Your Love'.

1995 - umrl je Melvin Franklin, pevec zasedbe The Temptations.

2003 - Norah Jones prejme Grammyje za album, ploščo in pesem leta za 'Don't Know Why'. Ta pesem ji prinese tudi nagradi za najboljšega izvajalca in najboljši ženski vokal.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1952 - Brad Whitford, kitarist skupine Aerosmith (1989 'Love In An Elevator').

1953 - pevec Howard Jones, član zasedbe Ringo Starr's All Star Band (1983 'What Is Love').

Vesna Danilovič Novak