1567 - Claudio Monteverdi, Italian Composer, regarded as the father of modern opera. He was an Italian composer of both secular and sacred music, a pioneer in the development of opera and considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the BAroque periods of music history.
1890 - Katherine Anne Porter, Amerian Short-story Writer and Novelist
1905 - Henry Fonda, Actor
1909 - James Mason, Actor
1948 - Brian Eno, Electronic Musician and Music Producer
Claudio Monteverdi's "Sì dolce è'l tormento" ("How sweet the torment")
Here's a beautiful intepretation by soprano Silvia Frigato, harpist Marta Graziolino. Live from Teatro Bibiena, Mantova - Festival MiTo 2011
1940 - Nylon stockings start its general sale in the U.S. Nylon is the first commercially successful polymer, made entirely from the basic ingredients of coal, water, and air.
1944 - Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery, Prime Minister Churchill, and King George VI discuss Britain's D-Day plan.
1948 - The 28-year Mandate of Britain over Palestine ends.
1958 - Sputnik III, a Soviet research station, is launched to explore the upper atmosphere and near space.
1972 - Okinawa, a Japanese island under U.S. control since 1945, is returned to the Japanese Government.
1988 - The USSR starts to withdraw its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan, more than eight years after Soviet forces enter the country.
Claudio Monteverdi's "Si Dolce e'l tormento". YouTube, uploaded by Accademia D'Arcadia. Accessed 15 May 2017.
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