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Friday, 13 April 2012

On This Day...

13th April...

1742   George Frideric Handel's oratorio, 'Messiah' had it's first performance in Dublin, Ireland. It was received enthusiastically by audience and critics. Handel conducted the performance himself.

To hear Andre Rieu's performance of 'Hallelujah Chorus'

1743   Birth of  Thomas Jefferson, American President, responsible for drafting the Declaration of Independence.

1964   Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win an Oscar. The prize was for his performance in Ralph  Nelson's 'The Lilies of the Field'.

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