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Stravinski's The Firebird Fanale

Smile of the Day Saturday June 25, 2022: Igor Stravinski’s “The Firebird”

On June 25, 1910 Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird”, written for the Ballets Russes, premiered at the Opéra de Paris, Paris.

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE (17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor, later of French (from 1934) and American (from 1945) citizenship. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century and a pivotal figure in modernist music.

Eton College

Smile of the Day Friday June 24, 2022: Eton College

On June 24, 1441 Eton College was founded in England by Henry VI.

Eton College is a public school in Eton, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by Henry VI under the name Kynge’s College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore, intended as a sister institution to King’s College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) school. Eton is particularly well-known for its history, wealth, and notable alumni, called Old Etonians.

Iceland

Smile of the Day Thursday June 23, 2022: The World’s Oldest Parliament – Iceland

On this Day: On June 23, 930 the World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), was established. The Alþingi (general meeting in Icelandic, anglicised as Althingi or Althing) is the supreme national parliament of Iceland. It is one of the oldest surviving parliaments in the world. The Althing was…

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