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Spider & The Fly – Muhammad Iqbal Abril 21, 2008

Filed under: Muhammad Iqbal,poetry — looking4good @ 7:27 pm
Spider net – picture from here

One day the spider said to the fly,
“You always pass my house, but never come inside.

“Is my house too dirty for your feet?
Why don’t you come inside and have a seat?

“You avoid strangers, don’t worry I understand,
but I am a very dear friend, and have only good things planned.

“My house is suitable for a queen, isn’t it?
And so there are stairs in front, if you ever wish to visit.”

“Mr. Spider, I’m too clever, ” was the answer of the fly.
“Go deceive someone else, but me, don’t even try.

“Whoever climbs your stairs forever remains trapped,
Mr. Spider, I’m too smart, you should’ve thought of that! ”

Now the spider said, “You think my house is too plain for you to see?
I want you to be happy, but it’s obvious you don’t care about me.

“Why don’t you come inside and rest your tired wings?
Inside I have kept for you many beautiful things.

“My house is made of mirrors, you’d have a lot of fun.
I have the most comfortable beds that aren’t for just anyone.”

The fly answered, “All this is nice, but an offer from you will never take.
I know better than to sleep on your bed from which I would never awake.”

The spider was impressed by the cleverness of the fly,
“But how can I trap her? ” He thought, “how can I try?

“Flattery! ” He thought, “it’s almost like a rule,
flatter can transform any clever thing into a fool.

“Oh respected lady! ” Said the spider, “please don’t think I’d deceive you!
You are very smart, not to mention beautiful too.

Your head is decorated in jewels, and your eyes sparkle everyday.
You are gorgeous, intelligent and good. Just perfect in every way.”

As the spider continued to flatter her, the fly became more impressed.
“I have no need to fear you, ” she said, “I can get rid of my stress.

“Refusing someone’s offer is not a good thing to do;
breaking someone’s heart is terribly painful too.”

So with confidence the fly flew towards the spider,
As she landed on the sticky web the spider quickly caught her.

The foolishness of the fly cost her a great deal,
But the spider’s hunger vanished, having eaten a delicious meal.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (born at Sialkot, British India (now Pakistan), on 9th November 1877; d. Lahore, British India (now Pakistan) on April 21, 1938)

 

Spider & The Fly – Muhammad Iqbal

Filed under: Muhammad Iqbal,poetry — looking4good @ 7:27 pm
Spider net – picture from here

One day the spider said to the fly,
“You always pass my house, but never come inside.

“Is my house too dirty for your feet?
Why don’t you come inside and have a seat?

“You avoid strangers, don’t worry I understand,
but I am a very dear friend, and have only good things planned.

“My house is suitable for a queen, isn’t it?
And so there are stairs in front, if you ever wish to visit.”

“Mr. Spider, I’m too clever, ” was the answer of the fly.
“Go deceive someone else, but me, don’t even try.

“Whoever climbs your stairs forever remains trapped,
Mr. Spider, I’m too smart, you should’ve thought of that! ”

Now the spider said, “You think my house is too plain for you to see?
I want you to be happy, but it’s obvious you don’t care about me.

“Why don’t you come inside and rest your tired wings?
Inside I have kept for you many beautiful things.

“My house is made of mirrors, you’d have a lot of fun.
I have the most comfortable beds that aren’t for just anyone.”

The fly answered, “All this is nice, but an offer from you will never take.
I know better than to sleep on your bed from which I would never awake.”

The spider was impressed by the cleverness of the fly,
“But how can I trap her? ” He thought, “how can I try?

“Flattery! ” He thought, “it’s almost like a rule,
flatter can transform any clever thing into a fool.

“Oh respected lady! ” Said the spider, “please don’t think I’d deceive you!
You are very smart, not to mention beautiful too.

Your head is decorated in jewels, and your eyes sparkle everyday.
You are gorgeous, intelligent and good. Just perfect in every way.”

As the spider continued to flatter her, the fly became more impressed.
“I have no need to fear you, ” she said, “I can get rid of my stress.

“Refusing someone’s offer is not a good thing to do;
breaking someone’s heart is terribly painful too.”

So with confidence the fly flew towards the spider,
As she landed on the sticky web the spider quickly caught her.

The foolishness of the fly cost her a great deal,
But the spider’s hunger vanished, having eaten a delicious meal.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (born at Sialkot, British India (now Pakistan), on 9th November 1877; d. Lahore, British India (now Pakistan) on April 21, 1938)

 

Spider & The Fly – Muhammad Iqbal

Filed under: Muhammad Iqbal,poetry — looking4good @ 7:27 pm
Spider net – picture from here

One day the spider said to the fly,
“You always pass my house, but never come inside.

“Is my house too dirty for your feet?
Why don’t you come inside and have a seat?

“You avoid strangers, don’t worry I understand,
but I am a very dear friend, and have only good things planned.

“My house is suitable for a queen, isn’t it?
And so there are stairs in front, if you ever wish to visit.”

“Mr. Spider, I’m too clever, ” was the answer of the fly.
“Go deceive someone else, but me, don’t even try.

“Whoever climbs your stairs forever remains trapped,
Mr. Spider, I’m too smart, you should’ve thought of that! ”

Now the spider said, “You think my house is too plain for you to see?
I want you to be happy, but it’s obvious you don’t care about me.

“Why don’t you come inside and rest your tired wings?
Inside I have kept for you many beautiful things.

“My house is made of mirrors, you’d have a lot of fun.
I have the most comfortable beds that aren’t for just anyone.”

The fly answered, “All this is nice, but an offer from you will never take.
I know better than to sleep on your bed from which I would never awake.”

The spider was impressed by the cleverness of the fly,
“But how can I trap her? ” He thought, “how can I try?

“Flattery! ” He thought, “it’s almost like a rule,
flatter can transform any clever thing into a fool.

“Oh respected lady! ” Said the spider, “please don’t think I’d deceive you!
You are very smart, not to mention beautiful too.

Your head is decorated in jewels, and your eyes sparkle everyday.
You are gorgeous, intelligent and good. Just perfect in every way.”

As the spider continued to flatter her, the fly became more impressed.
“I have no need to fear you, ” she said, “I can get rid of my stress.

“Refusing someone’s offer is not a good thing to do;
breaking someone’s heart is terribly painful too.”

So with confidence the fly flew towards the spider,
As she landed on the sticky web the spider quickly caught her.

The foolishness of the fly cost her a great deal,
But the spider’s hunger vanished, having eaten a delicious meal.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (born at Sialkot, British India (now Pakistan), on 9th November 1877; d. Lahore, British India (now Pakistan) on April 21, 1938)

 

Spider & The Fly – Muhammad Iqbal

Filed under: Muhammad Iqbal,poetry — looking4good @ 7:27 pm
Spider net – picture from here

One day the spider said to the fly,
“You always pass my house, but never come inside.

“Is my house too dirty for your feet?
Why don’t you come inside and have a seat?

“You avoid strangers, don’t worry I understand,
but I am a very dear friend, and have only good things planned.

“My house is suitable for a queen, isn’t it?
And so there are stairs in front, if you ever wish to visit.”

“Mr. Spider, I’m too clever, ” was the answer of the fly.
“Go deceive someone else, but me, don’t even try.

“Whoever climbs your stairs forever remains trapped,
Mr. Spider, I’m too smart, you should’ve thought of that! ”

Now the spider said, “You think my house is too plain for you to see?
I want you to be happy, but it’s obvious you don’t care about me.

“Why don’t you come inside and rest your tired wings?
Inside I have kept for you many beautiful things.

“My house is made of mirrors, you’d have a lot of fun.
I have the most comfortable beds that aren’t for just anyone.”

The fly answered, “All this is nice, but an offer from you will never take.
I know better than to sleep on your bed from which I would never awake.”

The spider was impressed by the cleverness of the fly,
“But how can I trap her? ” He thought, “how can I try?

“Flattery! ” He thought, “it’s almost like a rule,
flatter can transform any clever thing into a fool.

“Oh respected lady! ” Said the spider, “please don’t think I’d deceive you!
You are very smart, not to mention beautiful too.

Your head is decorated in jewels, and your eyes sparkle everyday.
You are gorgeous, intelligent and good. Just perfect in every way.”

As the spider continued to flatter her, the fly became more impressed.
“I have no need to fear you, ” she said, “I can get rid of my stress.

“Refusing someone’s offer is not a good thing to do;
breaking someone’s heart is terribly painful too.”

So with confidence the fly flew towards the spider,
As she landed on the sticky web the spider quickly caught her.

The foolishness of the fly cost her a great deal,
But the spider’s hunger vanished, having eaten a delicious meal.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (born at Sialkot, British India (now Pakistan), on 9th November 1877; d. Lahore, British India (now Pakistan) on April 21, 1938)

 

Musical suggestions of the day – Nina Simone

Filed under: Music,Musica,Nina Simone — looking4good @ 6:08 am

Nina Simone [Eunice Kathleen Waymon] died on April 21, 2003 [b. Feb 21, 1933]

Here comes the sun

Sinnerman

 

Musical suggestions of the day – Nina Simone

Filed under: Music,Musica,Nina Simone — looking4good @ 6:08 am

Nina Simone [Eunice Kathleen Waymon] died on April 21, 2003 [b. Feb 21, 1933]

Here comes the sun

Sinnerman

 

On this day in History – Apr. 21

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:07 am
  • 753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional).
  • 043 BC – Mark Antony is defeated in battle by consul Hirtius in the Battle of Mutina, who is killed.
  • 0748 – Empress Gensho of Japan dies (b. 0680)
  • 0953 – Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights.
  • 1073 – Pope Alexander II [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies .
  • 1109 – Anselm of Canterbury dies. Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1142 – Pierre Abélard dies (b. 1079). French writer.
  • 1329 – Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine dies (b. 1282)
  • 1509 – King Henry VII of England dies (b. 1457).
  • 1519 – El conquistador Hernán Cortés funda la ciudad de Veracruz, en México.
  • 1551 – Oda Nobuhide dies (b. 1510). Japanese warlord.
  • 1555 – Ludovico Carracci was born (d. 1619). Italian painter.
  • 1557 – Petrus Apianus dies (b. 1495) German mathematician.
  • 1651 – Blessed Joseph Vaz was born (d. 1711). Apostle of Ceylon.
  • 1652 – Michel Rolle was born (d. 1719). French mathematician.
  • 1671 – John Law was born (d. 1729). Scottish economist.
  • 1673 – Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick was born (d. 1742). Holy Roman Empire Empress.
  • 1699 – Jean Racine dies (b. 1639). French dramatist.
  • 1701 – Asano Naganori dies (b. 1667). Japanese warlord.
  • 1713 – Louis, 4th duc de Noailles was born (d. 1793). Marshal of France.
  • 1719 – Philippe de la Hire dies (b. 1640). French mathematician and historian
  • 1720 – Antoine Hamilton dies (b. 1646). French writer.
  • 1722 – Robert Beverley, Jr. dies (b. 1673). Historian of Colonial Virginia.
  • 1729 – Empress Catherine II of Russia was born (d. 1796).
  • 1731 – Daniel Defoe dies (b. 1660). British author .
  • 1767 – Elisabeth of Württemberg was born (d. 1790). Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire.
    1774 – Jean-Baptiste Biot was born (d. 3 Feb 1862). French physicist who helped formulate the Biot-Savart law, which concerns magnetic fields, and laid the basis for saccharimetry, a useful technique of analyzing sugar solutions.
  • 1775 – Alexander Anderson was born (d. 1870). American wood-engraver and illustrator.
  • 1782 – Friedrich Froebel was born. German educationalist
  • 1789 – John Adams sworn in as first US Vice President, 9 days before Washington is sworn in as president.
  • 1792 – Tiradentes [Joaquim José da Silva Xavier] dies hanged (b. 1746).Revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil’s independence.
  • 1793 – John Michell dies (b. 1724). British geologist and astronomer who is considered the father of seismology, the science of earthquakes.
  • 1810 – John Putnam Chapin was born (d. 1864). American politician, Mayor of Chicago.
  • 1811 – Alson Sherman was born (d. 1903). Mayor of Chicago .
  • 1814 – Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts was born (d. 1906). English philanthropist.
  • 1815 – Joseph Winston dies (b. 1746). American patriot and Congressman from North Carolina.
  • 1816 – Charlotte Brontë was born (d. 1855). English author.
  • 1822 – Combate de Riobamba: 96 granaderos al mando de Lavalle derrotan a más de 400 realistas.
  • 1825 – Johann Friedrich Pfaff dies (b. 22 Dec 1765). German mathematician who proposed the first general method of integrating partial differential equations of the first order.
  • 1830 – James Starley was born (d. 17 June 1881). British inventor and father of the bicycle industry.
  • 1835 – Samuel Slater dies (b. 9 June 1768). English-American mechanical engineer who founded the American cotton-textile industry.
  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: Battle of San JacintoRepublic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. (Santa Anna and hundreds of his troops are taken prisoner along the San Jacinto River the next day.)
  • 1837 – Fredrik Bajer was born. Danish writer and pacifist, Nobel Prize in Peace – 1908 .
  • 1838 – John Muir was born (d. 24 Dec 1814). Scottish-American naturalist, farmer, explorer, writer, conservationist, who championed the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California.Environmentalist.
  • 1843 – Walther Flemming was born (d. 4 Aug 1905). German anatomist, a founder of the science of cytogenetics (the study of the cell’s hereditary material, the chromosomes). He was the first to observe and describe systematically the behaviour of chromosomes in the cell nucleus during normal cell division (mitosis).
  • 1849 – Oskar Hertwig was born (d. 25 Oct 1922). German embryologist and cytologist who did extensive work on the nuclear transmission of heredity. He was the first to recognize that the essential event in fertilization is the fusion of the nuclei of the sperm and ovum.
  • 1851 – Charles Barrois was born (d. 1939). French geologist.
  • 1852 – Ivan Nabokov dies (b. 1787). Russian general.
  • 1854 – William Stang was born (d. 1907). Roman Catholic Bishop.
  • 1863 – Bahá’u’lláh is proclaimed as the head of the Bahá’í Faith. Declaration of Baha’u’llah; Baha’i Feast of Ridvan (Jalal 13, 20)
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Steight’s Raid begins – Troops led by Union Colonel Abel Streight move into northern Alabama and Georgia to cut the Western and Atlantic Railroad between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia (the raid failed).
  • 1864 – Max Weber was born (d. 1920). German economist and sociologist.
  • 1868 – Henry James O’Farrell dies hanged. Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
  • 1870 – Edwin S. Porter was born (d. 1941). American film pioneer.
  • 1878 – Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili.
  • 1879 – Kartini was born (d. 1904). Indonesian national heroine
  • 1882 – Percy Williams Bridgman was born (d. 20 Aug 1961). American experimental physicist noted for his studies of materials at high temperatures and pressures. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1946 for his “invention of an apparatus to produce extremely high pressures, and for the discoveries he made therewith in the field of high pressure physics.”
  • 1887 – Joe McCarthy was born (d. 1978). American baseball manage.
  • 1889 – Manuel Prado y Ugarteche was born. President of Perú (1939-1945 and 1956-1962).
  • 1889 – Paul Karrer was born (d. 18 Jun 1971). Swiss chemist who investigated the constitution of carotenoids, flavins, and vitamins A and B2, for which he shared Nobel Prize in Chemistry -1937 (with Sir Norman Haworth of Great Britain).
  • 1891 – José Elias Garcia dies. Portuguese politician.
  • 1894 – Norway formaly adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
  • 1896 – Henry de Montherlant was born (d. 1972). French novelist and essayis.
  • 1898 – Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognized that a state of war had existed between the United States and Spain as of this date.
  • 1905 – Pat Brown was born (d. 1996). American politician.
  • 1907 – Enrique Líster was born. Spanish militar and politician.
  • 1907 – Antoni Szalowski was born. Composer.
  • 1909 – Dr. Rollo May was born (d. 22 Oct 1994). American psychologist who is the best known American existential psychologist.
  • 1910 – Mark Twain dies (b. 1835). American author and humorist.
  • 1911 – Ivan Combe was born (d. 2000). American inventor.
  • 1911 – Alfred Elis Törnebohm dies (b. 16 Oct 1838). Swedish geologist and pioneer in the study and analysis of mountain structure
  • 1912 – The New York Giants and New York Yankees play an exhibition game to benefit survivors of the RMS Titanic.
  • 1912 – Marcel Camus was born (d. 1982). French film director.
  • 1913 – Choh Hao Li was born (d. 28 Nov 1987). Chinese-American biochemist and experimental endocrinologist who with his co-workers isolated in pure form six of the eight hormones known to be secreted by the anterior pituitary gland
  • 1914 – Revolución Mexicana: los marines estadounidenses ocupan Veracruz.
  • 1914 – Norman Panama was born (d. 2003). American screenwriter
  • 1915 – Anthony Quinn was born in Mexico (d. 3 Jun 2001). Oscar-winning actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia.
  • 1918 – World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed by Allied fire over Vaux sur Somme in France.
  • 1918 – Manfred von Richthofen [“Red Baron”] is shot down in I World War (b. 1892). German pilot.
  • 1919 – Don Cornell was born (d. 2004). American singer.
  • 1920 – Anselmo Duarte was born in Salto, SP, Brazil. Brazilian actor and director.
  • 1920 – Edmund Adamkiewicz was born (d. 1991). German footballer.
  • 1920 – Ronald Magill was born (d. 2007). British actor.
  • 1922 – The first Aggie Muster was held as a rememberance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
  • 1922 – Alistair MacLean was born (d. 1987). Scotish author.
  • 1922 – Caso y Andrade was born (d. 30 Nov 1984). Mexican archaeologist and government official who explored the early Oaxacan cultures and is best remembered for his excavation of Tomb Seven at Monte Albán, the earliest-known North American necropolis. [El mapa de Teozacoalco, (1949); Kings and Kingdoms of the Mixteca ]
  • 1922 – Alessandro Moreschi dies (b. 1858). Italian castrato.
  • 1923 – John Mortimer was born. English barrister and writer.
  • 1924 – Clara Ward was born (d. 1973). Gospel music singer.
  • 1924 – Eleonora Duse dies (b. 1858). Italian actress.
  • 1926 – Queen Elizabeth II was born. Queen of England, since 1952.
  • 1926 – Arthur Rowley was born (d. 2002). English footballer.
  • 1926 – Sir Henry Christopher Mance dies (b. 1840). British scientist and engineer who invented the heliograph, a signaling device that employs two mirrors to gather sunlight and send it to a prearranged spot as a coded series of short and long flashes.
  • 1927 – Estádio São Januário is inaugurated with the match Vasco da Gama x Santos
  • 1927 – Gerald Flood was born (d. 1989). British actor.
  • 1928 – Anselmo de Andrade dies. Portuguese politician and economist.
  • 1929 – Martin Kruse was born. Theologian .
  • 1930 – Silvana Mangano was born in Rome Italy (d. 1989). Actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas ).
  • 1930 – Hilda Hilst was born (d. 2004). Brazilian poetess, writer and dramatist
  • 1930 – A fire at a Columbus, Ohio penitentiary kills 320 people.
  • 1930 – Robert Bridges dies (b. 1844). English poet.
  • 1932 – Elaine May was born. American comedian.
  • 1933 – Ohio, EE.UU.: el dirigible Macon hace su vuelo inaugural.
  • 1935 – King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties .
  • 1935 – Charles Grodin was born. American actor and journalist .
  • 1935 – Thomas Kean was born. Governor of New Jersey and 9/11 Commission Chairman
  • 1936 – James Dobson was born. American evangelist
  • 1937 – Club Deportivo Universidad Católica of Santiago (Chile) is founded.
  • 1938 – Ernie Maresca was born. American singer, songwriter and record executive
  • 1938 – Allama Iqbal dies (b. 1887). Indian philosopher and poet.
  • 1939 – Helen Prejean was born. American nun and writer
  • 1942 – The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster was held during WWII, on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Aggies who were under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour long attack.
  • 1943 – Football Club Nantes Atlantique, France is founded
  • 1944 – Women in France receive the right to vote
  • 1944 – Adrian Hurley was born. Australian basketball coach.
  • 1945 – World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
  • 1945 – Ana Lúcia Torre was born in São Paulo. Brazilian actress.
  • 1945 – Diana Darvey was born (d. 2000). British actress, singer and dancer.
  • 1945 – Walter Model dies (b. 1891). German field marshal.
  • 1946 – John Maynard Keynes dies (b. 1883). English economist.
  • 1947 – Iggy Pop was born. American musician (The Stooges)
  • 1947 – John Weider was born. British rock musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family)
  • 1948 – Gary Condit was born. American politician.
  • 1948 – Paul Davis was born. American singer.
  • 1948 – Claire Denis was born in Paris. French actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat) .
  • 1948 – Carlos López Buchardo dies. Argentine musician and composer.
  • 1949 – Patti Lupone was born. American singer and actress.
  • 1951 – The National Olympic Committee of the USSR was formed.
  • 1951 – Michael Hartley Freedman, was born. American mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1986 for his solution of the Poincaré conjecture in four dimensions.
  • 1951 – Tony Danza was born. American actor and talk show host.
  • 1951 – Michael Hartley Freedman was born.American mathematician.
  • 1951 – Steve Vickers was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1951 – Robert Gotobed was born. English drummer (Wire)
  • 1952 – Secretary’s Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated.
  • 1953 – Roy Cohn and G. David Schine, two of Senator Joseph McCarthy‘s chief aides, recommend the removal of 30,000 books from the libraries of the United States Information Service posts in Europe, including works by Dashiell Hammett, W. E. B. Du Bois, Herman Melville, John Steinbeck and Henry David Thoreau, calling them “pro-Communist“.
  • 1954 – Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR.
  • 1954 – James Morrison was born. American actor.
  • 1954 – Ebiet G. Ade was born. Indonesian singer
  • 1955 – Bob Hope‘s radio program airs its last segment.
  • 1955 – Ebiet G. Ade was born. Indonesian singer
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley‘s song “Heartbreak Hotel” becomes the “King’s” first song to reach the top of the Billboard magazine music charts.
  • 1956 – Phillip Longman was born. American demographer
  • 1956 – Charles MacArthur dies (b. 1895). American writer.
  • 1957 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
  • 1957 – Sir John Graham Kerr dies (b. 18 Sep 1869). English embryologist and pioneer in naval camouflage who greatly advanced knowledge of the evolution of vertebrates and, in 1914, was among the first to advocate camouflage of ships by means of “dazzle” (countershading and strongly contrasting patches).
  • 1958 – Andie MacDowell was born. American actress.
  • 1958 – Edward Leslie was born. American professional wrestler.
  • 1958 – Michael S. Zarnock was born. American author /columnist / Guinness World Record Holder
  • 1958 – Yoshito Usui was born. Japanese manga artist
  • 1959 – Gene Callahan was born. American writer.
  • 1959 – Jerry Only was born. American musician (The Misfits)
  • 1959 – Michael Timmins was born. Canadian folk/rock guitarist, songwriter (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1959 – Robert Smith was born. English musician The Cure.
  • 1960 – Brasília, Brazil’s capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic were simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1960 – Founding of the Orthodox Baha’i faith in Washington, DC
  • 1960 – Michel Goulet was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 – O austronauta soviético Yuri Gagarin torna-se o primeiro homem a ser lançado no espaço.
  • 1961 – French army revolts in Algeria.
  • 1962 – The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World’s Fair in the U.S. since World War II.
  • 1962 – Les Lancaster was born. American baseball player.
  • 1962 – Sir Frederick Handley Page dies (b. 15 Nov 1885). British aircraft designer who built the Handley Page 0/400, the world’s first twin-engine bomber for the Royal Flying Corps, one of the largest planes used in WW I.
  • 1962 – Chris Ditchburn was born. British actor and TV presenter.
  • 1963 – The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá’í faith is elected for the first time.
  • 1963 – Ken Caminiti was born (d. 2004). Baseball player.
  • 1963 – Roy Dupuis was born. Canadian actor.
  • 1963 – John Cameron Mitchell was born. American actor.
  • 1964 – Alex Baumann was born. Canadian olympic swimmer.
  • 1964 – Ludmila Engquist was born. Russian-born Swedish athlete.
  • 1965 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 1965 – Ed Belfour was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1965 – Karen Foster was born. American model (Playboy).
  • 1965 – Sir Edward Victor Appleton dies (b. 6 Sep 1892). English physicist, born in Bradford, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1947 for his discovery of the so-called Appleton layer of the ionosphere, which is a dependable reflector of radio waves and as such is useful in communication.
  • 1966 – Nos Estados Unidos, foi realizada a primeira implantação de um coração artificial num ser humano.
  • 1966 – Michael Franti was born. American musician.
  • 1967 – A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d’état establishing a military regime that lasted for seven years.
  • 1967 – André-Louis Danjon dies (b. 6 Apr 1890). French astronomer who devised a now standard five-point scale for rating the darkness and colour of a total lunar eclipse, which is known as the Danjon Luminosity Scale
  • 1969 – 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
  • 1969 – Robin Meade was born. American reporter.
  • 1970 -The Hutt River Province “secedes” from the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • 1970 – Glen Hansard was born. Irish song-writer and actor.
  • 1970 – Nicole Sullivan was born. American actress, comedian and writer.
  • 1970 – Rob Riggle was born. American comedian.
  • 1971 – Alexander Kravchenko was born. Russian professional poker player.
  • 1971 – Eric Mabius was born. American actor.
  • 1971 – Michael Turner was born. American comic book artist.
  • 1971 – François “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies (b. 1907). Haitian dictator.
  • 1971 – Jean Claude Duvalier asume el poder en Haití, luego de la muerte de su padre.
  • 1971 – Jennifer Reed was born. Miss USA-Michigan 1997
  • 1972 – John Young y Charles Duke, tripulantes del Apolo 16, exploran la superficie de la Luna.
  • 1972 – Gwendal Peizerat was born. French ice dancer.
  • 1972 – Severina Vučković was born. Croatian singer.
  • 1972 – Juan Carlos Castagnino dies (b. 19 Nov 1928). Argentine painter.
  • 1973 – Bárbara Guimarães was born. Portuguese TV presenter and journalist.
  • 1973 – Arthur Fadden dies (b. 1894). Thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
  • 1975 – 4th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24 (world record) .
  • 1975 – 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
  • 1975 – Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
  • 1977 – Jamie Salé was born. Canadian figure skater.
  • 1977 – Karen Ann Peterson was born. Miss Aruba Universe 1997
  • 1977 – Doseone was born. American rapper
  • 1977 – Gummo Marx dies (b. 1892). American actor, comedian, Marx Brothers
  • 1977 – Héctor German Oesterheld dies (b.1919). Argentine writer and guionist, born in Buenos Aires. Oesterheld is probably the most important comics writer from South America.
  • 1978 – Branden Steineckert was born. American drummer (Rancid, formerly of The Used)
  • 1978 – Jacob Burns was born. Australian footballer
  • 1978 – Jukka Nevalainen was born. Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • 1978 – Sandy Denny dies (b. 1947). British vocalist.
  • 1978 – Angelo Maria Ripellino dies (b. 1923 ). Italian Critic and poet born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He wrote extensively on Contemporary Russian literature and Czech literature.
  • 1978 – Thomas Wyatt Turner dies (b. 1877). American civil rights advocate and agricultural engineer.
  • 1979 – James McAvoy was born. Scottish actor.
  • 1980 – 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11.
  • 1980 – 9th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Canada in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women’s champ she hadn’t run entire course.
  • 1980 – Vincent Lecavalier was born. Canadian hockey player.
  • 1980 – Tony Romo was born. American football player.
  • 1980 – Aleksandr Oparin dies (b. 18 Feb 1894). Russian biochemist noted for his studies on the origin of life from chemical matter.
  • 1980 – Sohrab Sepehri was born (d. 1928). Persian poet and painter.
  • 1981 – Stephanie Larimore was born. American model.
  • 1982 – Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
  • 1982 – Carnell “Cadillac” Williams was born. American football player.
  • 1983 – Paweł Brożek was born. Polish footballer.
  • 1983 – Walter Slezak dies (b. 1902). Austrian actor
  • 1984 – Eric Devendorf was born. American basketball player.
  • 1984 – Manuel “Manucho” Mujica Lainez dies (b. 1910). Argentine journalist and novelist.
  • 1985 – Ayrton Senna wins the first of 41 Formula One championship races at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril.
  • 1985 – Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • 1985 – Foster Hewitt dies (b. 1902). Canadian radio pioneer.
  • 1985 – Rudi Gernreich dies (b. 1922). Austrian fashion designer.
  • 1985 – Tancredo Neves dies in São Paulo (b. 1910). Elected President of Brazil.
  • 1986 – Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s vault on live television and finds nothing.
  • 1986 – 15th Boston Women’s Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55 April 21, 1986 – 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51.
  • 1986 – Alexander Edler was born. Swedish hockey player.
  • 1986 – Audra Cohen was born. American tennis player.
  • 1986 – Salah Jaheen dies (b. 1930). Egyptian poet and cartoonist.
  • 1987 – The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, killing 106 people.
  • 1987 – La Asamblea Nacional francesa aprueba el Tratado franco-británico para la construcción del túnel bajo el Canal de La Mancha.
  • 1987 – Nadif Chowdhury was born. Bangladeshi cricketer.
  • 1988 – El escritor mexicano Carlos Fuentes recibe el Premio Cervantes de Literatura.
  • 1988 – Pedro Mosquera was born. Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Robbie Amell was born. Canadian actor
  • 1989 – Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate the late Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
  • 1989 – Princess Dukhye of Korea dies (b. 1912).
  • 1990 – Richard Bevan Braithwaite dies (b. 15 Jan 1900). British philosopher best known for his theories in the philosophy of science and in moral and religious philosophy.
  • 1990 – Erté dies (b. 1892). French artist.
  • 1991 – Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17).
  • 1991 – Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14) / A atleta portuguesa Rosa Mota venceu a maratona de Londres
  • 1991 – 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1991 – Willi Boskovsky dies (b. 1909). Austrian violinist and conductor.
  • 1992 – Death penalty: After 13 years on death row, convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris is executed in California‘s gas chamber.
  • 1992 – Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Russian pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • 1993 – Brazil votes against a monarchy.
  • 1993 – Portugal: A escritora Maria Ondina Braga recebe o Prémio Eça de Queiroz pelo seu romance Nocturno em Lisboa.
  • 1994 – The first discovery of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
  • 1994 – Raúl Soldi dies (b. 1905). Argentine painter.
  • 1996 – 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin.
  • 1996 – Dzhokhar Dudaev dies (b. 1944). President of Republic of Chechenia.
  • 1996 – Jimmy the Greek dies (b. 1919). American bookie and sports broadcaster.
  • 1997 – Andres Rodriguez dies. Paraguayan president (1989-93).
  • 1997 – Diosdado Macapagal dies. Philippine president (1961-65).
  • 1997 – 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34.
  • 1997 – 26th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23.
  • 1998 – Luís Eduardo Magalhães dies (b. 1955). Brazilian politician.
  • 1999 – Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers dies (b. 1904). American actor, musician.
  • 2000 – Neal Matthews, Jr. dies (b. 1929). American singer.
  • 2001 – Jack Haley Jr. dies (b. 1933). American film director and producer.
  • 2003 – Nina Simone dies in Carry-le-Rouet, France (b. 1933). American singer and pianist – I Put a Spell on You.
  • 2004 – Mary McGrory dies (b. 1918). American journalist.
  • 2005 – Gerry Marshall dies (b. 1941). British racing driver.
  • 2006 – Telê Santana dies (b. 1931). Brazilian football manager.
  • 2007 – Lobby Loyde dies (b. 1941). Australian guitarist and songwriter.
  • Bahá’í Faith – First day of the festival of Ridván
  • Roman Empire – the Parilia was held in honor of Pales
  • Rome – city birthday