Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Belshazzar’s Feast

I recently went to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus  performing the Hymn of Jesus by Gustave Holst, the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein and an awesome and spectacularly noisy rendition of Belshazzar’s Feast by Sir William Walton, at the Birmongham Symphony hall. The concert featured John Stogards conducting and Mark …

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Jenna Louise Coleman and Russell T.Davies OBE

English Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was born 27 April 1986),known as Jenna, She is best known for her role as Clara Oswald in the British television series Doctor Who and Jasmine Thomas in the British soap opera Emmerdale. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire and began her acting career at a young age as a member …

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Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse The American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system and co-inventor of the Morse code, was born 27th April in 1791 in Charlestown Massachusetts he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, after which he went on to Yale College where he studied religious philosophy, mathematics and science of horses. While …

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Roger Taylor ( Duran Duran)

Roger Taylor, musician with the Band Duran Duran was born 26 April 1960. Duran Duran formed in Birmingham in 1978 And became one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the …

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, was born 26th April 1889. He worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language, and was professor in philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947. During his lifetime he published just one book review, one article, a children’s …

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World intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the …

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John James Audubon

french American Ornithologist, naturalist, hunter and Painter John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) was born April 26, 1785 in Les Cayes in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and is famous for having painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a manner far superior to any before him. From his earliest days, …

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Is this the way to Amarillo

English musician, actor and Singer Tony Christie was born 25 April 1943. He is best known for his track, “Is This the Way to Amarillo”. He has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. He had two Top Twenty hits in the UK Singles Chart in 1971 with “I Did What I Did for Maria”, …

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The Queen of Jazz – Ella Fitzgerald

Often referred to as the First Lady of Song” “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella,” The American jazz and song vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was born on this day April 25 in 1917.she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing and …

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Andy Bell (Erasure)

Best known for being the singer in the pop group Erasure and for wearing outrageous costumes on stage, the singer songwrter Andy Bell was born on this date 25th April 1964. His bandmate Vince Clarke also collaborated wth former Depeche Mode Bandmate Martn Gore on the album VCMG – Sssss, which contains some really bouncy …

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