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27 April

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In 1791 the American inventor Samuel Morse is born. He contributed to the invention of the single-wire telegraph system and was a co-inventor of the Morse code.

In 1941 in Ljubljana the Liberation Front of the Slovene nation is founded. It was the main anti-fascist Slovene civil resistance organisation.

In 1961 NASA launched into Earth's orbit the shuttle Expolorer 11 to study gamma rays.

MUSIC HISTORY

1967 - Sandie Shaw with the song 'Puppet On A String' is at the top of the British singles chart.

1991 - Amy Grant is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Baby Baby'.

1997 - Depeche Mode is No. 1 on the British albums chart with 'Ultra'.

1999 - The Verve announced that they had split. They scored the 1997 UK No. 1 single 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

2003 - Madonna is No. 1 on the UKalbum chart with 'American Life', also a US No. 1 album.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1948 - Kate Pierson, lead vocalist in the group The B-52's ('Love Shack').

1959 - Sheena Easton, British singer ('Morning Train, Nine To Five').

1951 - Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band KISS ('Lick it Up').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1791 se je rodil ameriški izumitelj elektromagnetnega pisalnega telegrafa Samuel Morse. Morsejeva abeceda je iz črk, sestavljenih iz različnih kombinacij pik in črtic. Izum je pomenil pravo revolucijo na področju komunikacij.

Leta 1941 je bila v Ljubljani ustanovljena Osvobodilna fronta slovenskega naroda, ki se je na začetku imenovala Protiimperialistična fronta, ob napadu Nemčije na Sovjetsko zvezo junija 1941 pa je bila preimenovana v Osvobodilno fronto.

Leta 1950 so v Južni Afriki začeli uvajati ločevalno politiko, znano kot apartheid.

Leta 1994 so v Južni Afriki potekale volitve, na katerih so prvič volili tudi temnopolti volivci.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1967 - Sandie Shaw je s hitom 'Puppet On A String' na vrhu britanske lestvice.

1991 - Amy Grant je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Baby Baby'.

1997 - Depeche Mode so na vrhu britanske lestvice albumov z 'Ultra'.

1999 - razpadla je zasedba The Verve, ki je vrh britanske lestvice leta 1997 zasedla s pesmijo 'The Drugs Don't Work'.

2003 - Madonna je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'American Life', ki zasede tudi vrh ameriške lestvice.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1948 - Kate Pierson, pevka skupine The B-52's ('Love Shack').

1959 - Sheena Easton, britanska pevka ('Morning Train, Nine To Five').

1951 - Ace Frehley, kitarist in ustanovitelj skupine KISS ('Lick it Up').

Vesna Danilovič Novak