Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 26

February 26: Victor Hugo (1802)

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It was on this date, February 26, 1802, that French Romantic novelist, poet and dramatist Victor-Marie Hugo was born in Besançon, the son of an officer in Napoleon’s army and a Mason. His parents, both atheists, divorced, and Hugo, who was never baptized, was reared by his mother. She took the family to Italy for …

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Feb 25

February 25: “The Passion of the Christ” released (2004)

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It was on this date, February 25, is the 7th anniversary of the US release of the 2004 Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ. Although nominated but passed over at the Oscars, for its $30 million budget, the film made almost a quarter million dollars on over 950 screens its opening weekend. As …

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Feb 24

February 24: George Moore (1852)

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It was on this date, February 24, 1852, that Irish writer George Moore was born George Augustus Moore, to a Roman Catholic family of large land holdings in Moore Hall, near Lough Carra, County Mayo. First intent on becoming a painter, in the 1870s he traveled to Paris and absorbed not only French artistic ideas, …

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