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TODAY - Jan 27, 2022

Thought of the Day

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Today's Birthday

Wolfgang Mozart
Wolfgang Mozart Composer, Austiran(1756)

The world's most famous child prodigy and the finest composer and performer of his time.

 
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll Writer, English(1832)

An English writer, mathematician and photographer.

 
Kaiser William II
Kaiser William II Emperor, German(1859)

The last German emperor and King of Prussia.

 
Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern Composer, American(1885)

An American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

 
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov Dancer, Russian(1948)

Mikhail Baryshnikov nicknamed "Misha", Soviet-born dancer and choreographer

This day in History

1822

Greece declares independence following her war against Turkey.

1888

The National Geographic Society is established for the purpose of increasing and diffusing geographical knowledge.

1967

Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in the cockpit of the Apollo I spacecraft. The cause was a flash fire that broke out during a flight simulation test.

1973

US military action in Vietnam comes to an end as the ceasefire is signed.

Man who made the difference

Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948)

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov nicknamed “Misha”, Soviet-born dancer and choreographer, noted for his engaging stage personality was one of the greatest ballet dancers in the history. He was born on 27 January in Riga (in present-day Latvia) in 1948. Baryshnikov studied ballet there and in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), joining the Kirov Ballet in 1967. As a soloist and later as a principal dancer with the Kirov, he appeared in classical ballets, setting new standards for technical virtuosity. He also created roles in newly choreographed ballets, including Hamlet (1970), and The Creation of the World (1971).

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal