January 14 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1864 - Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Painter
1875 - Albert Schweitzer, Physician, Missionary, and Musician; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1947) (Dr. Albert Schweitzer - Full Documentary. Uploaded by DianeDi. Accessed January 14, 2012.)
1898 (1899?) - Carlos P. Romulo, Filipino Diplomat, Statesman, Soldier, Author
1901 - Alfred Tarski, Logician, Mathematician
1905 - Takeo Fukuda, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (67th Administration)
1925 - Yukio Mishima, Writer
1938 - Jack Jones, Singer and actor
1941 - Faye Dunaway, Actress

Actor Jason Bateman
Doctor and missionary Albert Schweitzer

Below is a performance of Mozart's Missa brevis in D minor (Latin for 'short mass'), said to be conducted by Peter Neumann, German conductor and organist.  

Historical Events

1769 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aged 13, completes the Missa brevis in D minor (K.65), in Salzburg. It is believed that this piece was performed at the University of Salzburg's Kollegienkirche to open a 40-hour vigil. 

1878 - Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates his invention, the telephone, to Queen Victoria. She's on it for hours.

1900 - Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca is first performed, conducted by Leopoldo Mugnone, in Rome's Teatro Constanzi. It is a tragic story of love and loss.

Here's a video featuring tenor Luciano Pavarotti as he sings the aria "E lucevan le stelle" from Puccini's Tosca. The event: Madison Square Garden 25th anniversary concert, with Emerson Buckley conducting.

1914 - Henry Ford announces the newest advance in assembly line production, a continuous-motion that reduces the assembly line from 12 1/2 hours to 93 minutes.

1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the U.S. to travel via airplane while in office, flying from Miami, Florida, to Morocco to meet with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill  to discuss World War II.

1954 - American actress Marilyn Monroe marries baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. the marriage lasts nine months. He has red roses delivered to her crypt twice a week after her death.

1953 - President Harry Truman announces the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb that is a thousand times more powerful than the existing atomic bomb.

1990 - The Simpsons first airs on television.

Image Credit: en.wiki.org 
1994 - U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin Accords, treaties aimed at stopping the pre-programmed aiming of nuclear missiles.

Video Credit:

Pavarotti - Tosca o E lucevan le stelle.  YouTube, uploaded by uncjim.  Retrieved January 14, 2017.
W.A. Mozart - Missa Brevis, K.65. Youtube, uploaded by Sebastos100. Accessed January 14, 2018. 


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