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Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 1, op. 13, 'Winter Dreams'

performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Bernard Haitink

“although it is in many ways very immature, yet fundamentally it has more substance and is better than any of my other more mature works.” 2,188 more words


this day in crime history: october 6, 1866

On this date in 1866, the Reno brothers committed the first peacetime train robbery. The Renos, a family of ne’er do wells, started their criminal careers as bounty jumpers (Army enlistees who collected the sign on bonus, then took off, only to enlist again elsewhere under another name and repeat the process) during the Civil War. 180 more words

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World War I – 1915
The advance of German forces in Russia, once five miles per day, has slowed to less than one mile per day, according to Earl Kitchener, British Secretary of War. 65 more words


The First "Called Balls" in Nashville, Oct. 1866

“Called balls” were introduced (at the umpire’s discretion) into the National Association rule book for the 1863 season*, but this new rule did not apparently disseminate at the same pace throughout the nation. 139 more words

Poetic Epitaph from 1866 – Quote

This was found on a grave marker. It’s a tribute to the woman whose tombstone had this engraved upon it, and to the woman who lies in this crypt. 75 more words


150th Anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster

Oaks Colliery Disaster 1866-2016

December 2016 will mark 150 years since the Oaks Disaster in which over 360 miners died. 305 more words