September 21 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1784 - Karl Thomas Mozart, the second son, and the elder of the two surviving sons, of Wolfgang and Constanze Mozart. He became a gifted pianist, but before he finished his schooling, however, he left for Livorno in 1797 to begin his apprenticeship with a trading firm.
1866 - H.G. Wells, Writer, famous for producing classics of science fiction, with extraordinary insights into the future. His famous works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, The Shape of Things to Come and The Island of Dr Moreau.
1874 - Gustav Holst, English composer, famous for "The Planets" suite, and whose daughter, Imogen Holst, his biographer, is also a composer. 
1931 - Larry Hagman, Actor
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Singer and Songwriter
1947 - Stephen King, Author
1950 - Bill Murray, Actor
1968 - Ricki Lake, Actress and Talk show Hostess

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Historical Events


1880 - The International Mozart Foundation is established in Salzburg.

1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit is published. Its first print run is a 1,500 copies, but this acclaimed fantasy novel has now been published in more than 38 languages and sold more than 50 million copies.

September 20 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1842 - Sir James Dewar, Inventor
1934 - Sophia Loren, Actress
1956 - Gary Cole, Actor
1975 - Juan Pablo Montoya, Race-car Driver

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Historical Events


1327 - Edward II is murdered in Berkeley Castle, after attempts to starve and poison him fail. The final method involves a red-hot poker being inserted where it doesn't show.

1377 - Cardinal Robert of Geneva is elected Avignon Pope Clement VII.

September 19 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1911 - Sir William Golding, Writer, Nobel Laureate for Literature, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies.
1934 - Brian Epstein, Manager of The Beatles Group
1941 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, Musician
1948 - Jeremy Irons, Actor
1949 - Twiggy Lawson, Model

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Historical Events


1893 - In New Zealand, the Governor signs the Electoral Act, giving all women the right to vote. New Zealand is the first country to grant that right.

1908 - Gustav Mahler conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 7, in Prague.



September 18 Dateline

Famous Birthdays


1587 - Francesca Caccini, Italian composer, singer, lutenist, poet, and music teacher of the early Baroque era. She was known by the nickname "La Cecchina", given to her by the Florentines. Listen to her Ciaccona. Luigi Cozzolino, violino; Andrea Benucci, chitarra; Alfonso Fedi, clavicembalo; Francesco Tomei, viola da gamba.  YouTube, uploaded by Massimo Carota. Accessed September 18, 2018)
1709 - Dr. Samuel Johnson, English writer an who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican and a generous philanthropist.
1905 - Greta Garbo, Actress
1939 - Frankie Avalon, Actor
1971 - Lance Armstrong, Cyclist

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Historical Events


1809 - London's Royal Opera House opens with a performance of Shakespeare's  Macbeth. The foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales, and was incorporated into its present structure after a fire demolished it in 1856.

1919 - The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.