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26 November

Slavko Avsenik Foto: MMC RTV SLO / Sandi Fišer

In 1607, John Harvard is born. Harvard University is named after him because he was the College’s first benefactor. Upon his death in 1638 he left his library and half his estate to the institution.

In 1800, the Slovene poet Anton Martin Slomšek is born.

In 1865, the book Alice in Wonderland is published.

In 1939, James Naismith, who is recognised as the inventor of basketball, dies. In 1892 he published the rules of basketball.

In 1942, the seat of the first AVNOJ session is held in Bihač, the centre of the anti-fascist resistance.

In 1942, in New York's Hollywood Theatre the film movie Casablanca premieres.

In 1959, the Slovenian engineer and sports professional Stanko Bloudek dies. He built the largest ski jump in the world in Planica, which is named the Bloudek Giant.

In 1964, the Swiss Alpine skier Vreni Schneider is born.

MUSIC HISTORY

1962 - The Beatles record the song ‘Please Please Me’.

1994 - The Eagles are No. 1 on the American albums chart with 'Hell Freezes Over'. On the album are 'Tequila Sunrise', 'Hotel California' and 'Take it easy’.

1994 - Boyz II Men are No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1929 - Slovene musician Slavko Avsenik ('Na Golici').

1939 - singer Tina Turner, whose real name is Anna Mae Bullock ('We Don't Need Another Hero').

1957 - German singer Matthias Reim ('Verdamt, ich lieb dich').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1607 se je rodil britanski teolog John Harvard, ki je svoje premoženje zapustil univerzi, ki je kmalu prevzela njegovo ime.

Leta 1800 se je rodil slovenski pesnik Anton Martin Slomšek. Spodbujal je petje v šolah, izdal je prvo slovensko mladinsko pesmarico Šola vesela, ter številne pridige in šolske učbenike.

Leta 1865 je izšla knjiga Alica v čudežni deželi.

Leta 1894 se je rodil Norbert Wiener, začetnik kibernetike.

Leta 1939 je umrl James Naismith, ki velja za izumitelja košarke. Leta 1892 je objavil pravila košarke.

Leta 1942 je bilo v Bihaču I. zasedanje Avnoja.

Leta 1942 so v newyorškem Hollywood Theatru premierno predvajali film Casablanca.

Leta 1959 je umrl slovenski inženir in športni delavec Stanko Bloudek. Skonstruiral je največjo smučarsko skakalnico na svetu v Planici.

Leta 1964 se je rodila švicarska smučarka Vreni Schneider.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1962 - The Beatles posnamejo pesem ‘Please Please Me’.

1994 - The Eagles so na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice z albumom 'Hell Freezes Over. ' Na njem so tudi Tequila Sunrise, Hotel California in Take it easy’.

1994 - Boyz II Men so na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'I'll Make Love To You'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1929 - slovenski glasbenik Slavko Avsenik ('Na Golici').

1939 -pevka Tina Turner, katere pravo ime je Anna Mae Bullock ('We Don't Need Another Hero').

1957 - nemški pevec Matthias Reim ('Verdamt, ich lieb dich').

Vesna Danilovič Novak