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6 December

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Today is St. Nicholas Day, which is the common name for the historical figure of Saint Nicholas of Myra. Nicholas lived in the fourth century in the Byzantine province of Lycia, the present Turkey, and secretly gave gifts to people. He became the model for Santa Claus.

In 1774, Empress Maria Theresa introduces general compulsory schooling.

In 1805, French magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is born.

In 1926, Claude Monet, French painter and master of Impressionism dies.

In 1936, famous Slovene composer Emil Adamič dies. Most of his work includes musical pieces for choirs.

In 1972, Apollo 17 is launched. It was the last flight to the moon in the Apollo series.

MUSIC HISTORY

1967 - The Beatles are No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Hello Goodbye'.

1975 - Paul Simon is No. 1 on the American albums chart with the album 'Still Crazy After All These Years', on it is also the title song.

1986 - Europe is at the top of the British singles chart with 'The Final Countdown'.

1986 - Peter Cetera in Amy Grant are No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'The Next Time I Fall'.

1988 - Roy Orbison aged 52 dies (1964 'Pretty Woman').

BORN ON THIS DAY

1920 - Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist, (1962 'Time Further Out'). Brubeck died of heart failure in 2012.

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Danes goduje sveti Miklavž. Zgodovinska osebnost, sveti Nikolaj iz Mire je svojčas na skrivaj obdaroval ljudi.

Leta 1774 je Marija Terezija uvedla splošno šolsko obvezost.

Leta 1805 se je rodil francoski čarovnik Jean Eugene Robert - Houdin.

Leta 1926 je umrl Claude Monet, francoski slikar, mojster impresionizma.

Leta 1936 je umrl znani slovenski skladatelj Emil Adamič. V njegovi skladateljski delavnici je nastalo največ zborovskih kompozicij.

Leta 1972 so izstrelili Apollo 17, kar je bil zadnji polet na Luno iz serije Apollo.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1967 - The Beatles so na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov s 'Hello Goodbye'.

1975 - Paul Simon je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice z albumom 'Still Crazy After All These Years', na njem je tudi naslovna pesem.

1986 - Europe so na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov z 'The Final Countdown'.

1986 - Peter Cetera in Amy Grant sta na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'The Next Time I Fall'.

1988 - umrl je Roy Orbison, star je bil 52 let (1964 'Pretty Woman').

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1920 - Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist, (1962 'Time Further Out'). Umrl je leta 2012.

Vesna Danilovič Novak