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In 1496, the Italian historian Niccolo Machiavelli is born. He wrote the comedy La Mandragola, for which there was renewed interest in the 20th century.

In 1881, in Ljubljana, Slovenian writer Joseph Jurčič dies. He is the author of the first Slovenian novel The Tenth Brother.

In 1927, the Slovenian mountaineer and priest Jakob Aljaž dies. He dedicated his life exploring new hiking trails on Mount Triglav.

In 1959, the 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles.

In 1979, in the elections in the UK the Conservative party won. For the first time in history a woman became Prime Minister; later she became known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher.

MUSIC HISTORY

1986 - Robert Palmer is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Addicted To Love'.

1997 - Katrina And The Waves win the Eurovision song contest with 'Love Shine A Light'.

2009 - Bob Dylan is No. 1 on the UK album chart with 'Together Through Life'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1904 - Bing Crosby, singer who recorded about 2,600 songs, including ‘White Christmas’.

1933 - James Brown, American soul singer (1986 'Living In America').

1937 - Frankie Valli, singer in the group The Four Seasons (1963 'Oh What A Night').

1955 - Steve Jones, English guitarist, singer and founding member of punk rock gorup The Sex Pistols (1977 'God Save the Queen').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1496 se je rodil italijanski zgodovinar Nicolo Machiavelli. Napisal je komedijo Mandragola, ki velja za najboljšo komedijo 16. stoletja.

Leta 1881 je v Ljubljani umrl pisatelj Josip Jurčič, avtor prvega slovenskega romana Deseti brat.

Leta 1927 je umrl slovenski planinec in duhovnik Jakob Aljaž. Svoje življenje je posvetil raziskovanju novih planinskih poti na Triglav.

Leta 1959 so v Los Angelesu prvič podelili nagrade grammy.

Leta 1979 je na volitvah v Veliki Britaniji zmagala konzervativna stranka. Prvič v zgodovini je postala predsednica vlade ženska, Margaret Thatcher.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1986 - Robert Palmer je na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Addicted To Love'.

1997 - Katrina And The Waves zmagajo na Evroviziji s pesmijo 'Love Shine A Light'.

2009 - Bob Dylan je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Together Through Life'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1904 - Bing Crosby, pevec, ki je posnel več kot 2,600 pesmi (‘White Christmas’).

1933 - James Brown, soul pevec (1986 'Living In America'), umrl leta 2006.

1937 - Frankie Valli, pevec zasedbe The Four Seasons (1963 'Oh What A Night').

1955 - Steve Jones, kitarist in ustanovitelj skupine The Sex Pistols (1977 'God Save the Queen').

Vesna Danilovič Novak