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Today’s Ephemeris. What happened on March 1: Pink Floyd, democracy in Uruguay, Abel Medina and other events | Events in Argentina and around the world

In Ephemeris of March 1 These events that happened on a day like today in Argentina and around the world stand out:

1904. Glenn Miller is born

Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa. One of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1930s, he led his big band, in which he played trombone. He was responsible for such classics as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Chattanooga Sue.” Joined the US Army during World War II. The plane carrying it disappeared while crossing the English Channel on December 15, 1944 and was never found..

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Born Juan Manuel Abel Medina. From a family linked to nationalism, he adopted Peronism and became general secretary of the Judiciary defended by Hector Campora. His brother Fernando participated in the kidnapping and death of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu. He faced attacks against him. Persecuted by the dictatorship, he sought refuge in 1976 at the Mexican ambassador’s residence near Camphora.. He was able to leave only in 1982. His son, of the same name, held positions in Kirchnerism.

1948. Railways nationalized

Juan Domingo Perón’s government nationalized the railway system, which had been in British hands until then. The trains were subject to the Miter Act of 1907, which expired in 1947, marking the end of the franchise. The British, weary after the effort of World War II, wanted a collective effort, while the workers fought to capture the state. After months of negotiations, Miguel Miranda, the economic strongman of the first Peronism, closed the deal for 676 million pesos at the time., when the British asked for 10 billion: strictly speaking, the agreement was just over 2 billion, but it was stipulated that if the exchange of the pound was broken, it would be paid in kind. Argentina paid with wheat. A crowd celebrated the nationalization in the Retiro. This day is commemorated as Railway Workers’ Day.

1964. Pedro Saporito was born

Pedro Saporito was born in Gerli. Along with Omar Quiroga, he wrote sketches on Radio Miter, and they collaborated on scripts for the TV series Tatto Pors. However, it was Saporido’s association with Diego Capuzotto that brought him to prominence. Along with writing the books Peter Capuzzotto and his videosAuthor of books as History of football in 43 stories, History of PeronismAnd A suburban history.

1973. Launched The dark side of the moon

Going on sale The dark side of the moon. Pink Floyd’s eighth album was recorded over six months at Abbey Road Studios in London. The album was a critical and commercial success. Since its release it has been hailed as one of the most influential works in rock history. It is estimated to have sold over 50 million copies.A little behind Thriller Michael Jackson and Black again AC/DC. It stayed on the bestseller list for 937 weeks (almost 18 years)..

1983. The Suicide of Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler commits suicide. Born in Hungary, The writer established himself in the publication of the novel Zero and infinity. A communist militant, he infiltrated Franco’s ranks during the Spanish Civil War. He also published essays and historical books. wrote Reflections on the gallowsOne behind Reflections on the Guillotine By Albert Camus. Both books were published together Reflections on the Death Penalty. A Parkinson’s patient and advocate of euthanasia, he committed suicide with his wife in London.

1985. Uruguay’s return to democracy

With the assumption of Julio Sanguinetti, Uruguay lives in democracy again. The dictatorship began in June 1973 with the self-coup of Colorado President Juan María Portaberry. Since 1985, every five years, on March 1, Uruguayans attend the inauguration of a new president.

2012. Lucio Dalla dies

Italian singer Lucio Dalla has died in Montreux, Switzerland, three days before his 69th birthday. He started his career as a jazz musician. In 1986, his song “Caruso”, dedicated to Enrico Caruso, became a worldwide hit.. He left an extensive discography.

2020. Ernesto Cardenal dies

At the age of 95 Nicaraguan priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal dies in Managua. He was born in Granada in 1925. He espoused liberation theology and the Sandinista revolution. After his victory over Anastasio Somoza Debaille in 1979, he was Minister of Culture in the government that emerged until 1987. Pope John Paul II publicly rebuked him in 1983 when he visited Nicaragua as pontiff.. His poetry covers such topics as National Anthem, Victory Planes, Transport passengers; and memory books etc Strange Islands And A Lost Revolution.

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