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Sicilian Culture

The People, The History, The Culture

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

February 5
45BC  Cato Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide
1428  King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1578  Italian Potrait Painter Giovanni B Moroni dies
1887  Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
1916  Enrico Caruso records "O Sole Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company (RCA)
1923  Mass arrests of socialists & communists takes place in Italy
1956  7th Winter Olympics games close in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy


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