Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Édouard Manet

French painter Édouard Manet Sadly died 30 April 1883 in Paris After contracting rheumatism, syphilis and Locomotor Ataxia a known side-effect of syphilis, which caused him considerable pain and for which his left foot was amputated because of gangrene. HBorn 23 January 1832 at his ancestral hôtel particulier (mansion) on the rue Bonaparte.His father, Auguste Manet, was a French …

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International Dance Day

International Dance Day takes place annually on 29 April. It was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), The umbrella organization for all forms of dance within UNESCO. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it’s also the day …

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Fred Dibnah MBE

The late, great Engineer, Steeplejack and British television personality Fred Dibnah MBE Was born 29th April in 1938. As a child, Dibnah was fascinated by the steam engines which powered the many textile mills in his home town of Bolton and developed a keen interest in mechanical engineering, Steam Engines and chimneys and the men …

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Alibi by Joseph Kanon

I am currently reading the gripping Hammett Prize winning thriller Alibi by Joseph Kanon. Part Murder mystery and part love story, the novel is set in1946, and tells the story of Adam Miller, a recently demobilised US Army war Crimes Investigator, who has come to Venice to visit his expatriate widowed mother and try to …

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Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

Popular English novelist Sir Terry Pratchett OBE, was born 28th April 1948. He is best known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre In particular the popular and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and his first Discworld novel The Colour of …

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Ian Rankin

I am also a big fan of the Crime Thriller novels of Prolific Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin, OBE, DL who was born 28th April 1960. His best known books are the Inspector Rebus novels, although He has also written several pieces of literary criticism. Rankin did not set out to be a crime writer. …

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Kate Pierson (B-52’s)

Kate Pierson, the American singer-songwriter and bass player withThe B-52’s and NiNa, Was born 27 April 1948. The B-52s were formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider(vocals, percussion, keyboards), Kate Pierson (organ, bass, vocals), Cindy Wilson(vocals, bongos, tambourine, guitar), Ricky Wilson (guitars), and Keith Strickland(drums, guitars, synthesizers, various instruments) and …

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American essayist, lecturer, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson sadly passed away on April 27, 1882. Born May 25, 1802. Emerson’s formal schooling began at the Boston Latin School in 1812 when he was nine. In October 1817, Emerson went to Harvard College and was appointed freshman messenger for the president.Midway through his junior year, Emerson began …

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Paul “Ace” Frehley (Kiss)

Best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss, the American guitarist and songwriter Ace Frehley,  (Kiss, Wicked Lester, and Frehley’s Comet) was born 27 April 1951. Kiss were Formed in New York City in January 1973. Kiss became known for their white and black face paint, flamboyant stage outfits …

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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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