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27 January 2006 @ 01:11 pm
 
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!

FRIDAY NEWS:
* How the Hamas victory complicates peace efforts across the Middle East.
* Poll shows bipartisan majority of the public believes Bush should release records of meetings between Abramoff and the White House.
* 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.
* Oh, Virginia, you're so wacky. (Courtesy JubJub.)
* The rate of rising sea levels is accelerating.
* Historical mystery: is there a connection between Upton Sinclair and the Sacco and Vanzetti trial?
* The paradox of Sundance.

New episodes of JLU start on February 11th.
 
 
relicsong on January 27th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
I want a Falco icon. In the Amadeus wig.
PMMJ: Madagascar: Penguinscheetahmaster on January 27th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)

Tales from a suburban tourist: blissasimplelife on January 27th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Do you know how much the Canadian people don't care about the artic? DON'T CARE. NOT LISTENING. LA LA LA LA.

Naturally, we're still not talking about the big 'ol problem known as Kyoto.

LA LA LA LA

Tales from a suburban tourist: thinking?asimplelife on January 27th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Wha'? Still not talking about the environment? Well, sucks to your athsmar!
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on January 27th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hrm...and apparently 'Boston' is out of print, so if you'd like to see for yourself what Sinclair wrote about Sacco and Vanzetti, good luck.

Meh.
Super Karate Monkey Death Carfrecklefaerie on January 27th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
I am all over your journal today.

Mozart as Hacker.