Week In Review
Week in Review: January 24, 2021
Happy Birthday, Mozart!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was unique in his ability to write in all the musical genres of his day and to excel in every one.Seven famous child prodigies
Rumored to have had the ability to play music at age three and to write music at age five, Mozart began his career as a child prodigy. Here are a few other remarkable youngsters.Did Mozart write “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”?
It is commonly believed that the tune was one of Mozart’s earliest compositions, written when he was a child for his older sister, Nannerl. But is it true?10 classical music composers to know
Mozart is widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music, but who are the other great ones?Now test your knowledge!
Peace with Honor?
On January 27, 1973, the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet-Nam (better known as the Paris Peace Accords) was signed by the United States, the governments of North and South Vietnam, and communist forces in South Vietnam. The cease-fire agreement brought an end to nearly two decades of U.S. involvement in Vietnam and maintained the 17th parallel as a dividing line between the North and the South until the country could be reunited by “peaceful means.” On April 30, 1975, the last Americans remaining in Saigon fled in a desperate airlift as North Vietnamese forces captured the southern capital.
Basketball Player Nicknames
With the NBA season well underway, we thought we’d take a look at some famous basketball monikers. Do you know the athlete behind these nicknames?The Black Mamba
A year ago on January 26, this five-time NBA champion tragically died in a helicopter crash.The Round Mound of Rebound
Entertaining both on and off the court, this player might have preferred his other nickname, “Sir Charles.”King James
Is he better than Michael Jordan? Some think so. But even if you don’t agree, there’s no denying this player is one of the best.Houdini of the Hardwood
This legendary point guard was known for his ball-handling and passing skills.The Dream
This Nigerian-born player reportedly earned this nickname because of his effortless dunks. He also had a signature move called the “Dream Shake.”The Mailman
Setting records at the free-throw line was just one of the ways this player always “delivered.”