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17 Feb

In 2010, Petra Majdič won the bronze medal with broken ribs. Photo: rtvslo.si

 In 1600, at the Inquisition process in Rome, Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned to death at the stake due to his teachings about the infinity of space and diversity of space-based systems.

In 1673, one of the world’s best comedy writers, French actor Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere dies. His best known comedies are Tartuffe, The Beggar's Opera, The Merry Wives of Winsor and Valpone.

In 1933, the prohibition in the United States, banning the sale, manufacture and drinking of alcoholic beverages, ended.

In 1963, the American basketball player Michael Jordan is born.

In 2010, Petra Majdič won the bronze medal in women’s sprint at the winter Olympic Games in Vancouver while suffering from four broken ribs.

MUSIC HISTORY
1960 - Elvis Presley won his first Gold record for the album 'Elvis'.
1975 - AC/DC released their debut album 'High Voltage'. The album featured a cover of 'Baby, Please Don't Go'.
2008 - British  singer Duffy is No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mercy'.

BORN ON THIS DAY
1941 - American singer Gene Pitney ('Somethin' s gotten hold of my heart').
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong,  the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, ('X-kid').
1991 - Ed Sheeran, British singer, songwriter ('Photograph').
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NA DANAŠNJI DAN
Leta 1600 so v Rimu na inkvizicijskem procesu zažgali italijanskega filozofa Giordana Bruna, zaradi njegovih naukov o neskončnosti vesolja in raznovrstnosti vesoljskih sistemov.

Leta 1673 je umrl eden najboljših komediografov Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere. Njegove najbolj znane komedije so Skapinove zvijače, Skopuh in Ljudomrznik.

Leta 1933 se je v ZDA končala prohibicija, ki je prepovedovala prodajo, izdelavo in pitje alkoholnih pijač.

Leta 1963 se je rodil ameriški košarkar Michael Jordan.

Leta 2010 je Petra Majdič na zimskih olimpijskih igrah v Vancouvru, s štirimi zlomljenimi rebri, v ženskem sprintu osvojila bronasto medaljo.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA
1960 - Elvis Presley je prejel svojo prvo zlato ploščo, za album 'Elvis'.
1975 - AC/DC izdajo album 'High Voltage', na katerem je tudi 'Baby, Please Don't Go'.
2008 - pevka Duffy je na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Mercy'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN
1941 - ameriški pevec Gene Pitney ('Somethin' s gotten hold of my heart').
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong,  pevec in kitarist zasedbe Green Day, ('X-kid').
1991 - britanski pevec Ed Sheeran ('Photograph').