February 16, 1646
The battle of Torrington , Devon. The last great battle of the first English Civil War.
February 16, 1907
Angelos Terzakis is born. Terzakis was a significant figure of the greek literature. He wrote short stories, novels and plays. Some of his best known works are Princes Izambo, The Purple City, Without God, The Novel of the Four.
February 16, 1923
Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
February 16, 1959
Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after the dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown, January 1st.
David Bowie (respect). A really really great musician who i like very much and i think many of you out there do too. In 1977 our dear David wrote a song along with Brian Eno, called ” Heroes”. At first the song was released as a single and later it was included at the “Heroes” album.
The song is about two lovers who meet each other at the wall of shame, the Berlin wall.
Bowie named the track after the song “Hero” by the German band Neu!
It is no doubt one of Bowie’s greatest hits although i personally believe he has written greater ones, in terms of musical and artistic value.
February 15, 399
Socrates is sentenced to drink the conium.
Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer and physicist, is born.
February 15, 1965
Nat King Cole (Nathaniel Adams Cole) dies. He was an American musician and a leading figure of the jazz music.
February 15, 1982
The Ocean Ranger, drilling rig, sinks due to a storm off the coast of Newfoundland and 84 rig workers are killed.
February 15, 2005
YouTube is launched in the United States.
February 13, 1883
Wilhelm Richard Wagner dies. He was a German composer and famous for his operas.Perhaps his most well-known works is the magnificent Die Walkure” (The Ride of Valkyries).
February 13, 1894
The Lumiere brothers patent the cinematographe, a machine that combines movie camera and projector.
February 13, 1931
New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
February 13, 1950
Peter Gabriel is born. He is an English musician, former member of the Genesis band.
February 13, 1970
Black Sabbath release one of their most successful album Black Sabbath.
February 13, 2000
The last “Peanuts ” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
Time has come for me to watch inception starring Leo Dicaprio. And i did. Did I?I remember watching the film but was i dreaming instead?Did i have a dream of watching inception or i watched the film? Maybe it was a dreamy film. No. Did i have a dream where i was dreamimg of watching the film? Was it a dream within a dream with severeal dreamy layers. God . I ‘m confused.
February 12, 1804
Immanuel Kant dies. Kant was a German philosopher with an interest in the theory of knowledge. He was into the structure of reason and one of his most known work is the Critique of Pure Reason.
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln is born. He served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
February 12, 1809
Charles Darwin is born. Darwin was an English naturalist claiming that all species of life come from a common ancestry. In his most famous work in 1859 On the Origin of Species Darwin developes his theory of natural selection.
February 12, 1934
The Austrian Civil War begins.
February 12, 1947
A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote- Alin, Soviet Union.
February 12, 1956
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins records the song I put a spell on you.