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Memories from the past of Music, Culture & Arts.


International Women’s Day

IWD 2022 Campaign theme: #BreakTheBias Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Be part of a movement Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in […]

todayMarch 8, 2022 9

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Auschwitz is liberated

Auschwitz is liberated On 27 January 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there.   Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III. There were also 40 smaller “satellite” camps.   It was at Auschwitz II, at Birkenau, established in October 1941, that the SS created a complex, monstrously […]

todayJanuary 27, 2022 5

Black History

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader   The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (15 January 1929– 4 April 1968) was the charismatic leader of the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He directed the year-long Montgomery bus boycott, which attracted scrutiny by a wary, divided nation, but his leadership and the resulting Supreme Court ruling against bus segregation brought him fame. He formed […]

todayJanuary 15, 2022 1

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First meeting of the United Nations

10 January  1946 - First meeting of the United Nations   The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. One week later, the U.N. Security Council met for the first time and established its rules of procedure. Then, on January 24, the General Assembly adopted its first resolution, a measure calling for the peaceful uses of atomic energy and […]

todayJanuary 10, 2022 4

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Apple Launches iTunes

Apple launches iTunes, revolutionising how people consume music On 9 January 2001, Apple launches iTunes, a media player that revolutionized the way people consumed digital media.   Bill Kincaid and Jeff Robbin, two former Apple employees, developed an MP3 player called SoundJam MP in the late 1990s. In 2000, Apple re-hired them and their partner, Dave Heller, to work on a similar player that would come standard with Apple computers. […]

todayJanuary 9, 2022 6

Black History

Shirley Bassey

  Shirley Bassey   One of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the twentieth century, Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer best known for recording the theme song to three James Bond movies: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker. Born the youngest child to Nigerian Henry Bassey and Englishwoman Eliza Jane Start on 8 January 1937, in Cardiff, Wales, her career began in the mid-1950s.   From a young age, her […]

todayJanuary 8, 2022 6

Black History

Marian Anderson

07 January 1955 - Marian Anderson becomes first African American to perform at the Met Opera   On the evening of 7 January 1955, the curtain at the Metropolitan Opera in New York rises to reveal Marian Anderson, the first African American to perform with the Met.   By then, Anderson was in the twilight of a career that was equal parts acclaimed and hamstrung by racism. First noticed by […]

todayJanuary 7, 2022 4

Black History

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie, by name of John Birks Gillespie, (born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, U.S.—died 6 January 1993, Englewood, New Jersey), American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who was one of the seminal figures of the bebop movement.   Gillespie’s father was a bricklayer and amateur bandleader who introduced his son to the basics of several instruments. After his father died in 1927, Gillespie taught himself the trumpet and trombone; for two years he attended the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina, […]

todayJanuary 6, 2022 4

Black History

Brian Charles Lara

  05 January 1993 - Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground   Lara is considered one of the greatest cricket batsmen of all-time.   One of a family of 11, a natural athlete, and a member of the national under-(age)14 football (soccer) team, Lara was expected from an early age to be the […]

todayJanuary 5, 2022 5

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