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On this day in 1944, Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” premiered in Washington, DC. Its working title was “Appalachian Autumn,” but it took longer to write than he expected. Zenobius & Zenobia (d. 285) were brother and sister (respectively), brought up in both piety and Aegea. You can find Aegea in Asia Minor. Piety can be […]
On this day in 1651, English troops occupied Limerick, Ireland. They celebrated by writing haiku. Nestor the Chronicler (ca. 1056 – ca. 1114) was a monk in the (Near) Kievan Caves (they did let him out from time to time). In one episode, he (along with two brother monks) was charged with finding the myrrh-streaming […]