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date: 30 Sep
The First Performance of the Magic Flute      - Vienna, September 30th 1791 -    The music critic Neville Cardus wrote that The Magic Flute is, “the only one in existence that might conceivably have been composed by God.” Beethoven considered the...
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  • 18th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Music
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date: 14 Jul
Storming of the Bastille – 14th July 1789     This historical period is one of strong emphasis on freedom: the freedom of expression; freedom of belief; freedom of press; freedom of scholarly thought; and the freedom of the individual in society....
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  • 18th Century
  • French Revolution
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
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date: 22 Feb
The Last Invasion of Britain – The Battle of Fishguard   22nd February 1797   The French Revolution that started in 1789 and continued to the end of that century was the catalyst for the last time mainland Britain was invaded by a foreign army. The...
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  • 18th Century
  • Battles
  • French Revolution
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date: 05 Dec
December 5th 1791  -  When Mozart died he had composed over 600 pieces of music. This includes 41 symphonies, 27 piano concerti, 5 violin concerti, 27 concert arias, 23 string quartets, 18 masses and 22 operas. Listening to all his music, that has...
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  • 18th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Music
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date: 22 Sep
September 22nd 1776  -  'I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country'. These were purportedly the last words of Captain Nathan Hale of the 19th Regiment of the Continental Army just before he was hanged on the morning of September...
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  • 18th Century
  • American History
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