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Sicilian Culture

The People, The History, The Culture

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

February 2
1594  Composer Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina dies at 68
1633  M. Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome
1649  Pope Benedict XIII Pierfrancesco Orsini born
1885  Writer Aldo Palazzeschi Giurlani born
1891  Premier/President of Italy Antonio Segni born
1908  Composer Renzo Rossellini born
1909  Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
1928  Prime Minister of Italy Luigi Ciriaco De Mita born
1954  That's Amore is a hit song by Dean Martin
1954  Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett is at the top of the music charts
1963  Walk like a Man is a hit by The Four Seasons



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