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Live Commentary for Tuesday November 15th, 2016

Today is 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is the America Recycles Day in the USA. How big is recycling in your country?

And…

Live Commentary for Monday November 14th, 2016

Today is 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 47 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is the World Diabetes Day. Diabetes mellitus (DM), or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many short term and long term complications…

Live Commentary for the long weekend of November 11-13th, 2016

“Live Commentary” is an opportunity to talk about the ordinary (or extraordinary) things that are happening to us, what we are doing, reading or experiencing on a daily basis…

Today is 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is Armistice Day /ˈɑːmɪstɪs deɪ/, the anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918 (now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the US). It’s a public holiday in France and many other countries.

The sad news is that Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer, songwriter and poet, has died aged 82. You can read more about him and listen to one of his best known songs…

Live Commentary for Wednesday November 9th, 2016

Today is 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 52 days remaining until the end of the year… This is a very important day in the US with Donald Trump on the… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Monday November 7th, 2016

“Live Commentary” provides an opportunity to share the ordinary (or extraordinary) things that are happening to us, what we are doing, reading or experiencing on a daily basis…

Today is 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 54 days remaining until the end of the year…

On this day in 1665, the London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published.

Today is also the anniversary of the “October Revolution” when the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized state power…

Live Commentary for the weekend of November 5-6th, 2016

It’s Guy Fawkes Night! On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested. To know more about Guy Fawkes, see this comment by Philip.

On this day in 1872, in the United States and in defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, and was later fined $100.

Oh yes, November 5 is also BHL’s birthday, Bernard-Henri Lévy, the so-called intellectual who is more of a media personality than an intellectual if you ask me.

What about November the 6th, you ask?

Now that’s an interesting day because…

Live Commentary for Friday November 4th, 2016

Today is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 57 days remaining until the end of the year…

On this day in 1922 in Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men found the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Today is also the birthday of Tommy Makem, the Irish singer and songwriter (1932–2007). Here is a video of him (and Liam Clancy) singing “Red is the Rose”, the Irish variant of the well-known traditional Scottish song “Loch Lomond”…

Live Commentary for Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

Today is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 59 days remaining until the end of the year. On this day in 1960, Penguin Books was found not guilty of obscenity… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Tuesday November 1st, 2016

Today is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this day in 1604 William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was performed for the first time.

Also on this day…

Live Commentary for Monday October 31st, 2016

Today is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this day in 1961, in the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body was removed from Vladimir Lenin’s Tomb.

And today is also the birthday (1962)of Raphael Rabello, a great Brazilian guitarist and composer. Here is a short piece.

Live Commentary for Saturday October 29th, 2016

This is the live commentary for the weekend of 29-30th of October 2016…

On October 29, 1923, Turkey became a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

And on October 30, 1974, the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won by KO in the eighth round, regaining the title of World Heavyweight Champion and causing Foreman´s first professional defeat. Remember “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…”?

Live Commentary for Friday October 28th, 2016

Today is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar…

On this day in 1922, Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini marched on Rome and took over the Italian government. These things happen you know… Exactly 18 years later, in 1940, on exactly the same day, the 28th of October, Italy invaded Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II… (Watch a short historical video here.)

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