Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 25

March 25: Béla Bartók (1881)

It was on this date, March 25, 1881, that Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born Béla Viktor János Bartók in the small Banatian town of Nagyszentmiklós in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (since 1920 Sânnicolau Mare, or “Great St. Nicholas,” Romania). He got his first piano lessons from his mother, but from the …

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Mar 23

March 23: Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech

Although Henry had a reputation as a powerful, persuasive orator, the “Liberty or Death” speech was in fact invented for his biography by the biographer, William Wirt.

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Mar 08

March 8: James Macartney (1770)

It was on this date, March 8, 1770, that Irish anatomist James Macartney was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. From 1793 he apprenticed to the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, William Hartigan, but after coming to London in 1796 to attend lectures, his skill was recognized by John Abernethy of St. …

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