2007年10月30日 星期二

歷史與人物:美國10月30日

美國10月30日歷史與人物

先生美國舞蹈家Martha Graham生日 她在20幾年前訪問過台灣 對我們有些影響
Daily Highlights Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Martha Graham in Appalachian Spring
Martha Graham in Appalachian Spring
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Martha Graham's ballet Appalachian Spring, with music by Aaron Copland, premiered on this date in 1944 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Graham starred in the dance that told the story of an American pioneer couple establishing their home in 19th-century Pennsylvania. Copland won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for the ballet, which he called Ballet for Martha. Graham suggested the title of the piece, taking it from Hart Crane's book-length poem, "The Bridge."

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"No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times." — Martha Graham

我到紐約時報查一下 找到這篇 很妙的末段無名氏的話


Today in History - Oct. 30

Published: October 30, 2007

Filed at 12:03 a.m. ET

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2007. There are 62 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 30, 1938, the radio play ''The War of the Worlds,'' starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS. (The live drama, which employed fake breaking news reports, panicked some listeners who thought the portrayal of a Martian invasion was real.)

On this date:

In 1735, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree, Mass.

In 1885, poet Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho.

In 1944, the Martha Graham ballet ''Appalachian Spring,'' with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in a leading role.

In 1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing, effective at midnight.

In 1961, the Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb, the ''Tsar Bomba,'' with a force estimated at about 50 megatons.

In 1961, the Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolution ordering the removal of Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb.

In 1975, the New York Daily News ran the headline ''Ford to City: Drop Dead'' a day after President Gerald Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.

In 1979, President Carter announced his choice of federal appeals Judge Shirley Hufstedler to head the newly created Department of Education.

In 1995, by a razor-thin vote of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, federalists prevailed over separatists in a Quebec secession referendum.

Ten years ago: A jury in Cambridge, Mass., convicted British au pair Louise Woodward of second-degree murder in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. (The judge, Hiller B. Zobel, later reduced the verdict to manslaughter and set Woodward free.) Confronting some of his harshest critics, Chinese President Jiang Zemin defended his country's human rights record before members of Congress. Movie director Samuel Fuller died in Hollywood.

Five years ago: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's broad-based coalition collapsed when Cabinet ministers from the moderate Labor Party resigned in a dispute over funding for Jewish settlements. Walter Mondale returned to politics as Minnesota Democrats approved the former vice president as a fill-in for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone less than a week before the election. (However, Mondale ended up losing to Republican Norm Coleman.) Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), a rapper with the Run-D.M.C. hip-hop group, was killed in a shooting in New York; he was 37.

One year ago: Mass. Sen. John Kerry told a California college audience that young people who didn't study hard might ''get stuck in Iraq,'' prompting harsh Republican criticism; Kerry later said it was a botched joke against President Bush's handling of the war. Larry Nelson and Vijay Singh were among five people inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Dick Gautier is 70. Movie director Claude Lelouch is 70. Rock singer Grace Slick is 68. Songwriter Eddie Holland is 68. Actor Ed Lauter is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 66. Actor Henry Winkler is 62. Rock musician Chris Slade (Asia) is 61. Musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 60. Actor Harry Hamlin is 56. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 54. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 53. Actor Kevin Pollak is 50. Actor Michael Beach is 44. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 40. Comedian Ben Bailey is 37. Actress Nia Long is 37. Country singer Kassidy Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 31. Actor Gael Garcia Bernal is 29. Actor Tequan Richmond (''Everybody Hates Chris'') is 15.

Thought for Today: ''There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between are doors.'' -- Anonymous.

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