January 27 in History

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”—Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He composed more than six hundred works in his brief life.

At the top is a photograph from Carnegie Hall‘s website of Mozart’s manuscript score for his “Three duos for two wind instruments” (K. 487/1, 3, 6). At the top is his signature and a note: “I composed this while bowling.”

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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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The Apollo 1 tragedy took place 50 years ago today.

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Pete Seeger died three years ago today.

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Lewis Carroll was born on this date in 1832.

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James Cromwell is 77 today. Mikhail Baryshnikov is 69. Mimi Rogers is 61. Cris Collinsworth is 58. Keith Olbermann is 58 today. Margo Timmins is 56 today. Bridget Fonda is 53 today.

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One comment

  1. rogershipp · January 28

    I remember the Apollo 1 Tragedy as well. Amazing, the things that vividly stick in a child’s mind.

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