Today in History: Nov. 13

Youth: a Narrative, and Two Other Stories, a collection by Joseph Conrad, was published on this date in 1902 by William Blackwood & Sons. One of the “two other stories” in the title is a novella Blackwood’s Magazine had published in three parts in 1899: Heart of Darkness.

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Walt Disney’s film Fantasia opened in movie theaters on this date in 1940. One sequence, set to Claude DeBussy’s “Clair de Lune,” was finished but cut at the last moment to shorten the movie. Here it is (after the jump):

Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” concludes the film:

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this date in 1850. Buck O’Neil was born on this date in 1911. Jack Elam was born on this date in 1920. The late Garry Marshall was born on this date in 1934. (He died in July.)

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Peter Arnett is 82. Mel Stottlemyre is 75 today. Joe Mantegna is 69. Scott McNealy is 62. Chris Noth is 62. Whoopi Goldberg is 61. Neil Flynn is 56. Jimmy Kimmel is 49. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is 47. Metta World Peace is 37.

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One comment

  1. rogershipp · November 13, 2016

    I have not seen Fantasia?


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