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18. May 2018 at 21:01 Global On this day

26 May

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In 1889 in Paris the first public elevator is opened in the Eiffel Tower.

In 1907 the American film actor John Wayne is born.

In 1923 the first 24 hour Le Mans race is held.

In 1938 Adolf Hitler lays the foundation stone for a new factory in Wolfsburg, a year later the conveyor belt started churning out the new car called 'Volkswagen'.

In 1986 the European Union adopts a flag with 12 stars on a blue background. The blue represents the sky, the number of stars and their positions represent completeness, harmony and perfection.

In 2008 the American actor, director and scenarist Sydney Pollack dies.

MUSIC HISTORY

1966 - The Rolling Stones are No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Paint It Black'.

2002 - Eminem is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Without Me'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1926 - Miles Davis, American jazz musician and trumpeter.

1948 - Stevie Nicks, singer with Fleetwood Mac (1987 'Little Lies').

1962 - Colin Vearncombe, singer in Black (1987 'Wonderful Life').

1964 - Lenny Kravitz (1999 'Fly Away').
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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1889 so v pariškem Eifflovem stolpu odprli prvo javno dvigalo.

Leta 1907 se je rodil ameriški filmski igralec John Wayne.

Leta 1923 je potekala prva dirka 24 ur Le Mansa.

Leta 1938 je Adolf Hitler položil temeljni kamen za novo tovarno v Wolfsburgu, leto pozneje so s tekočega traku začeli prihajati avtomobili 'volkswagen'.

Leta 1986 Evropska unija sprejme zastavo z 12 zvezdicami na modrem ozadju. Modrina predstavlja zahod, število zvezd in njihov položaj pa celoto in slogo.

Leta 2008 je umrl ameriški igralec, režiser in scenarist Sydney Pollack.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1966 - The Rolling Stones so na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Paint It Black'.

2002 - Eminem je na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Without Me'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1926 - Miles Davis, ameriški jazzovski glasbenik in trobentač.

1948 - Stevie Nicks, pevka v Fleetwood Mac (1987 'Little Lies').

1962 - Colin Vearncombe, pevec v Black (1987 'Wonderful Life').

1964 - Lenny Kravitz (1999 'Fly Away').

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