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Sicilian Culture

The People, The History, The Culture

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

February 1
1542  Hieronymus Aleander [Girólamo Aleandro], Italian diplomat, dies at 61
1690  Francesco Maria Veracini Italian opera composer
1691  Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
1743  Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni Italian composer, dies at 85
1839  Giuseppe Valadier Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76
1896  Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin
1923  Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini
1947  Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats & communists
1955  The Fontane Sisters have a hit with "Hearts of Stone"
1983  Tullio Campagnolo Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies



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