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Sicilian Culture

The People, The History, The Culture

This Day in History:
Italian Contributions in the Month of January

January 17
1517  Italian Composer Antonio Scandello born
1676  Italian Operatic Composer Pier Francesco Cavalli dies at age 73
1750  Italian Composer Tomaso Albinoni dies at age 78
1886  Italian Composer Amilcare Ponchielli dies at age 51
1899  Organized Crime King Al Capone of the Chicago Mafia is born
1928  AM Josepho patents the fully automatic film developing machine
1953  Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes is a hit song by Perry Como



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