Lou Reed (Louis Firbank) was born on this day, 2nd March 1942.He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was co-founder and the front man of the rock group the Velvet Underground, a band managed by Andy Warhol.He had also a successful solo career spanning several decades.In 1982, around his 40th birthday, he released… Read More Lou Reed
Today, April 4, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “La nostra vita comincia a finire il giorno che diventiamo silenziosi sulle cose che contano” “Notre vie commence à s’arrêter le jour où… Read More Martin Luther King, Jr.
On 15 March 44 BC, Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. A haruspex, Spurinna, on Ferbrary 15 had warned him that his life would be in danger for a period of 30 days, which… Read More The Ides of March
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. while travelling in an open top car through the streets of Dallas in a presidential parade with his wife Jacqueline, the Texas Governor and his wife. The Kennedys were waving at the crowd gathered along… Read More (U3A) JOHN F. KENNEDY
IL GIORNO IN CUI MORI’ JOHN KENNEDY Ho sognato che ero il presidente di questi Stati Uniti ho sognato di aver sostituito l’ignoranza, la stupidità e l’odio ho sognato l’unione perfetta e la legge perfetta, irrefutabile e più di tutto ho sognato di aver dimenticato quel giorno in cui mori John Kennedy Ho sognato che… Read More (U3A)”The Day John Kennedy Died”: translation & analysis
The Day John Kennedy Died I dreamed I was the president of these United States I dreamed I replaced ignorance, stupidity and hate I dreamed the perfect union and a perfect law, undenied And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died I dreamed that I could do the job that… Read More The Day John Kennedy Died
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. In September 1898, Elisabeth (also known as “Sisi”) travelled incognito to Geneva and took accommodation at Hotel Beau-Rivage, on the lake, where she had already stayed the previous year.… Read More 10 September 1898 – Empress Elisabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.