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24 February

Alamut, Vladimir Bartol Foto: BoBo

In 1075 the Church Synod in Rome enacted celibacy.

In 1815 American mechanic and inventor Robert Fulton dies. He developed the first submarine and first steamboat.

In 1882 German physician Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis.

In 1903 the Slovene writer and playwright Vladimir Bartol is born. His best known work is Alamut, which is translated into numerous languages.

In 1955 American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs is born.

In 1955 Formula One racing driver Alain Prost is born.

In 1988 at the Olympic Games in Calgary the Slovene ski-jumpers Primož Ulaga, Miran Tepeš, Matjaž Debelak and Matjaž Zupan win the silver medal in the team event.

MUSIC HISTORY

1957 - Buddy Holly records 'That'll Be The Day'.

1973 - Roberta Flack is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Killing Me Softly With His Song’; the song was dedicated to the singer Don McLean.

1975 - Led Zeppelin release their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK. On the record are also 'Down by the Seaside' and 'Ten Years Gone'.

1976 - The album 'Their Greatest Hits' by The Eagles is first marked as platinum regarding the number of records sold (more than a million copies). The album was the best-sold album in the USA in the previous century with 29 million copies sold. On the record are also 'Take it easy' and 'Tequila sunrise'.

1990 - American singer Johnnie Ray died (1956 'Just Walking In The Rain').

BORN ON THIS DAY

1942 - singer Paul Jones, also member of the group Manfred Mann (1964 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1075 je bil na cerkveni sinodi v Rimu uzakonjen celibat.

Leta 1815 je umrl ameriški mehanik in izumitelj Robert Fulton, ki je izdelal prvo podmornico in prvi parnik.

Leta 1882 je nemški zdravnik Robert Koch odkril povzročitelja tuberkoloze.

Leta 1903 se je rodil slovenski pisatelj in dramatik Vladimir Bartol. Njegovo najbolj znano delo je Alamut, ki je prevedeno v številne jezike.

Leta 1955 se je rodil Steve Jobs, ustanovitelj podjetja Apple.

Leta 1955 se je rodil Alain Prost, dirkač Formule 1.

Leta 1988 so slovenski skakalci Primož Ulaga, Miran Tepeš, Matjaž Debelak in Matjaž Zupan na olimpijskih igrah v Calgaryju osvojili srebrno medaljo na ekipni tekmi.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1957 - Buddy Holly posname 'That'll Be The Day'.

1973 - Roberta Flack je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice s 'Killing Me Softly With His Song', pesem je bila posvečena pevcu Don-u McLean-u.

1975 - Led Zeppelin izdajo svoj šesti album Physical Graffiti, na katerem sta tudi 'Down by the Seaside' in 'Ten Years Gone'.

1976 - album 'Greatest Hits' skupine The Eagles postane platinast glede na prodajo, ki je znašala več kot 1 milijon izvodov. Ta album je bil najbolje prodajan v ZDA v preteklem stoletju, prodali so 29 milijonov izvodov. Na njem sta tudi 'Take it easy' in 'Tequila sunrise'.

1990 - umrl je pevec Johnnie Ray (1956 'Just Walking In The Rain').

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1942 - pevec Paul Jones, član skupine Manfred Mann (1964 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy').

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