In February 13 Anniversaries These events that happened on a day like today in Argentina and around the world stand out:
1883. Richard Wagner died
Richard Wagner died in Venice at the age of 69. The German composer was an important part of Romanticism and a key political actor in the reunification of the different Germanic empires into one country. He was exiled in 1848 after taking part in the revolution in Dresden. He composed in Switzerland Tristan and IsoltIt paved the way for modern music. With the patronage of Ludwig II of Bavaria, he built a theater in Bayreuth, a suburb of Munich, to perform his works. A cycle of four of his operas premiered there. Ring of NibelungIn 1876. He finished a few months before his death ParsifalHis last job.
1886. Ricardo Curaldes is born
Ricardo Güiraldes was born in Buenos Aires. Belonging to a wealthy family, he also devoted himself to literature Gaucho wrote one of literature's greatest texts in prose: Don Segundo Sombra. Animator of the group that published the magazine Martin FierroHe was also a teacher Glass cowbell And Xaimaca, among other works. He also helped publish angry doll, Roberto Arld. He died in Paris in 1927.
1917. Arrest of Mata Hari
Mata Hari was arrested in Paris on charges of espionage by the French government. Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in Holland in 1876, she was a successful dancer in Asian dances. During the first war his country declared itself neutral; However, he devoted himself to espionage. It is still debatable whether he was a serious spy or whether France was trying to shock public opinion with his arrest.. tried and sentenced to death, He was shot on October 15, 1917.
1950. Peter Gabriel is born
Peter Gabriel was bornBritish musician from Sobham, Surrey.14 formed Genesis in the late 1960s, leading him until 1974, becoming one of the most important progressive rock bands. He began his solo career with four albums to his name, numbered I to IV.. Then won SW.
1989. Death of Commissioner Birker
Juan Angel Birger, head of the Federal Police, died. He led the force during the years of democratic transition and was recognized for his commitment to having a police force that adhered to the rule of law. He was 54 at the time of his death and had held office since 1986.. The PFA Cadet School, named after Ramon Falcon, was renamed Juan Angel Birger.
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