Today in History – January 24

Today in History – January 24

41
Gaius Caesar Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew

1438
The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa

1679
King Charles II Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor

1776
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga

1826
Mississippi College is founded in Clinton, becoming the first college in the state of Mississippi

1848
California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento

1857
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia

1859
Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler

1862
Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania

1878
The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg

1916
In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional

1918
The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective from February 14

1924
Petrograd, formerly Saint Petersbourg, Russia , is renamed Leningrad

1943
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca

1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada

1961
A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. One weapon nearly detonates; it’s uranium core is still lost

1966
An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117

1972
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II

1977
Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy

1978
Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered

1984
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1986
Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km of Uranus

1993
Turkish journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara

1996
Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid chargers that he spied for Moscow

2002
American journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan

2003
The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation

2009
Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunication of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

Today in History – January 22

Today in History – January 22

565

Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus

1506

The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican

1521

Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms

1771

Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Island to England

1824

Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast

1877

Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualistic practices.

1879

Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops

1889

Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C.

1890

The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus Ohio

1899

Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation

1901

Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria

1905

Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution

1906

SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Killing more than 130

1917

World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for peace without victory in Europe

1919

Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People’s Republic  and the West Ukrainian National Republic

1924

Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1927

First live radio commentary of football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury

1931

Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian born Governor General of Australia

1941

World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.

1944

World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle which was an assault on Anzio, Italy

 

1946

Creation of the “Central Intelligence Group”, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency

1947

KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begin operation in Hollywood, California

1952

The first Jet airline, the Havilland Comet, enters service for BOAC

1957

Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula

1959

Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston CIty, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed

1962

The Organization of American States suspends Cuba’s membership

1963

The Elysee treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer

1968

Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space

1973

The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe vs Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states

1984

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous “1984” television commercial

1987

Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on the live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism

1990

Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988Internet Computer worm

1991

Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks

1922

Space Shuttle program: STS – 42 Mission – Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian Women in space

1995

Israeli – Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre – In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bomber from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis

1999

Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India

2002

Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

2003

Explosion killed 3 coal miners in the Mcelroy mine near Graysville in Marshall County, West Virginia

2006

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president

2007

The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada’s worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

The Composition Engine

The Composition Engine at Nuit Blanche


Musicians and readers are situated throughout the building using the light switched located nearby, turn them on and off to create a unique and unrepeatable soundscape.

Created by Peter Drobac and Maggie Helwig.

A Lucian Film Production

Oh Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me


Oh Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me by GF Handel from the opera Semele
Soprano: Mikhai Louise Vergara
Piano: Ivan Jovanovic
Audio: Anthony Savidge
a Lucian Film Production

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Heyr Himna Smiður – A Capella


Composed by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
Words by Kolbeinn Tumason (1173-1208)
Anthony Savidge – Bass
Mikolaj Debowski – Tenor
Emma Rowlandson-O’Hara – Alto
Mikhai Vergara – Soprano

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Lyrics:

(Icelandic)
Heyr, himna smiður,
hvers skáldið biður.
Komi mjúk til mín
miskunnin þín.
Því heit eg á þig,
þú hefur skaptan mig.
Eg er þrællinn þinn,
þú ert drottinn minn.

Guð, heit eg á þig,
að þú græðir mig.
Minnst þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín.
Ryð þú, röðla gramur,
ríklyndur og framur,
hölds hverri sorg
úr hjartaborg.

Gæt þú, mildingur, mín,
mest þurfum þín,
helzt hverja stund
á hölda grund.
Send þú, meyjar mögur,
málsefnin fögur,
öll er hjálp af þér,
í hjarta mér.

(English)
Hear, smith of heavens.
The poet seeketh.
In thy still small voice
Mayest thou show grace.
As I call on thee,
Thou my creator.
I am thy servant,
Thou art my true Lord.

God, I call on thee;
For thee to heal me.
Bid me, prince of peace,
Thou my supreme need.
Ever I need thee,
Generous and great,
O’er all human woe,
City of thy heart.

Guard me, my savior.
Ever I need thee,
Through ev’ry moment
In this world so wide.
Virgin–born, send me
Noble motives now.
Aid cometh from thee,
To my deepest heart.

We have time

We have time for everything: to sleep, to run from one place to another, to regret having mistaken and to mistake again,to judge the others and to forgive ourselves. We have time for reading and writing, for making corrections to our texts, to regret ever having written, we have time to make projects and never respect them, we have time to make illusions and gamble through their ashes later on. We have time for ambitions and illnesses, to blame it all on ambitions and details, we have time to watch the clouds, advertisements or some ordinary accident, we have time to chase our wonders away and to postpone the answers, we have time to break a dream to pieces and then to reinvent it, we have time to make friends, lose them, we have time to learn our lessons and then forget them quickly afterwards, we have time to be given gifts and not understand them. We have time for them all.
But there is no time for just a drop of tenderness. When we are about to get to that too – we die.

I have learned some things during my lifetime, experiences that I am now sharing with you!
I have learned that you cannot make somebody love you; All you can do is be the beloved one. Everything else… depends on the others.
I have learned that, no matter how much I might care, others might not care at all. I have learned that it could take years to earn somebody’s confidence and only a few seconds to lose it. I have learned that it is not what you have in life, but who is there for you to have. I have learned that charms could be of use for only about 15 minutes, afterwards, nevertheless, you had better know something. I have learned that you should never compare yourself to what others can do better than you,
but you what you can do yourself. I have learned that what happens to the others is not as import as what I can do to help. I have learned that in whatever you might cut things, they will always turn out to have two sides. I have learned that when you have to depart from your dearest ones, you should do it with the warmest words, it could be the last time you see them. I have learned that you could carry on for a long time after stating you cannot take it any longer. I have learned that heroes are those who do what is right, when the ought to, regardless of the consequences. I have that there are people who love you but do not know how to show it. I have learned that when I am upset I have the right to be so but I do not have the right to be mean as well. I have learned that true friendship continues to exist even when great distances are involved and that goes for true love too. I have learned that, if somebody does not love you
the way you might want to be loved, it does not mean they do not love you with all their heart. I have learned that no matter how good a friend might be to you, they will inevitably hurt you from time to time and you will have to forgive. I have learned that it is not always enough to be
forgiven by others, sometimes you must learn how to forgive
your own self. I have learned that, regardless of how much you might suffer, the world will never cease running because of your pain. I have learned that the past and circumstances could alter your personality, but it is certainly you to be held responsible for what you become. I have learned that, if two people argue, it does not mean they do not love each other, as well as their not arguing would not prove that they subsequently are in love. I have learned that you should sometimes put the person in the first place and not their deeds. I have learned that two persons could be watching the very same thing and perceive two totally different meanings. I have learned that, in spite of any consequences, those who are fair and honest with themselves reach higher peaks in life. I have learned that one’s life could be changed in only a few hours time by people who might have never even known them. I have learned that when you believe there is nothing more you could offer, you will always find the strength to help a friend who is in need. I have learned that writing, just like speaking, could soothe your inner pain. I have learned that the ones you hold dearest are taken away from you far too soon… I have learned that it is far too difficult to realize where to draw the borders between kindness, not hurting the others and firmly sustaining your ideas.
I have learned to love in order to be loved in my turn.

by Octavian Paler