1756, Salzburg, January 27, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born
1761, at the age of five Amadeus begins composing
1773, he writes his first piano concerto
1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constance Weber
1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart becomes a Freemason
1791, Mozart composes "The Magic Flute"
On December 5th of that same year, Mozart dies
1985, Austrian rock singer Falco records
Rock Me Amadeus!
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* Lobbyists finds new ways to get government funds to pet projects.
* Democrats outline their agenda, roughly.
* CBO says deficit will grow.
* Democrats split over possible Alito filibuster.
* E.J. Dionne Jr. on lessons learned from democracy around the world.
* New prime minister of Canada rebuffs American envoy... over icebreakers.
* Gap between rich and poor growing in DC.
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* The rate of rising sea levels is accelerating.
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* The paradox of Sundance.
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