Friday, December 06, 2013
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Published: August 19, 2013
August 19, Day 232 of 2012
Today is day 232 of 2012
On this day in 1886, Joseph Conrad, born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in Poland, became a British citizen. His best-known works, including
Heart of Drakness, Lord Jim, Nostromo,
The Secret Agent,
were published between 1900 and 1911, but he did not become financially secure from his fiction until about 1910. He died in 1924.
D. G. Compton, the U.K. sci-fi writer, author of
, was born on this day in 1930.
On August 19, 1936 Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish poet and composer was murdered at by Franco's troops after being forced to dig his own grave. He was only 37.
In 1989, authorities from four European countries—on the Dutch vessel "Volans" and the British launch "Landward"—boarded the offshore rock station Radio Caroline (on the ship "Ross Revenge") in international waters in the North Sea and forced it to shut down. Disc jockeys relayed a blow-by-blow account of events to the astonished listeners right up to the end. A dream of freedom ended that day. Radio Caroline still transmits, but it will never regain its former glory.
If you want to finish “
” manuscript in 2012, you still have 134 days left.
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