Today’s anniversaries: what happened on November 21 | Events that occurred in Argentina and the world

Today’s anniversaries: what happened on November 21 | Events that occurred in Argentina and the world
Today’s anniversaries: what happened on November 21 | Events that occurred in Argentina and the world

In the anniversaries of November 21 These events that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world stand out:

1695. Henry Purcell dies

Composer Henry Purcell dies in Westminster. He was barely 36 years old and represented the summit of English music in the 17th century, laying the foundations for the development of opera. His most important work is Dido and Aeneasbased on a passage from The Aeneid of Virgil. He also composed semi-operas such as The fairy queenbased on Summer night Dream of Shakespeare.

1904. Coleman Hawkins is born

Born in San José, Missouri, a key musician in the development of the tenor sax in jazz: Coleman Hawkins. He played with musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis, Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie. He died in 1969.

1920. Bloody Sunday in Dublin

In Dublin, within the framework of the Irish war of independence, 16 members of British Intelligence are murdered, infiltrated into the Irish nationalist movement. Michael Collins, one of the nationalist leaders, leads the action, for which the agents are attacked in their homes. As a reply, That same day, a group of English police officers open fire on a crowd of 10,000 people. at the Croke Park stadium, where a Gaelic football match was being played, causing 30 deaths. The day is remembered as Bloody Sunday.

1952. The birth of Pedro Lemebel

Born in Santiago de Chile Pedro Lemebel. Writer and plastic artist, he was a reference for diversity. In his production the novel stands out I’m afraid, bullfighterfrom 2001, chronicle books such as Of pearls and scars, Zanjón de la Aguada and Goodbye cute ladybug. Laryngeal cancer ended her life on January 23, 2015.

1965. Björk is born

Björk Guðmundsdóttir is born in Reykjavík. Universally known by her first name, she is one of the great artists of the late 90s and so far this century. He rose to fame as the singer of the band The Sugarcubes.. Acclaimed for her eclecticism and the versatility of her voice, she released albums such as Debut, post, Homogenic, Marrow and Volta. He acted in Dancer in the darkfilm for which She received the award for best actress at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

1981. The fall of Roberto Viola

For health reasons, the dictator Roberto Viola delegates power to the Minister of the Interior, General Horacio Tomás Liendo. Viola will no longer return to La Rosada. The head of the Army, Leopoldo Galtieri, leads an internal putsch, which is consummated on December 11 and takes office on the 22nd, after the interregnum of Liendo and Carlos Lacoste, former strongman of the 78 World Cup organization. Galtieri had traveled to the United States days before Viola’s departureand obtained the approval to overthrow the second de facto president of the dictatorship that began in 1976. A North American advisor defined him as a “majestic general”: in April 1982 he would provoke the Malvinas war.

1999. Quentin Crisp passes away

An icon of gay culture dies at 90: Quentin Crisp. The publication of his biography, The naked officiallaunched him to fame in 1968. The film version of the book, starring John Hurt, increased interest in the book, in which he spoke openly about his life as a gay in a country that had homosexuality punishable until 1967. Appeared as Queen Elizabeth I in orlandoby Sally Potter, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf.

Furthermore, it is the Nurse day in Argentina; he World Television Day; he World Recycling and Clean Air Day; he World Spina Bifida Day and the World Clothing Day.

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