He was a brilliant pianist and one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Today in labor history, Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.
On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.
His works are still appreciated today, and he is seen by many critics as having transcended the cliches of the Russian classical music of his time.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Superman's first appearance in DC's Action Comics No. 1, published April 18, 1938.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of prolonged stalling by management, over 100 musicians of the San Francisco Symphony - one of the country's top symphony orchestras - entered the second week of a strike with a March 21 protest.
Bob Marley, who introduced reggae to the world and gave voice to the passion of oppressed people, was born 68 years ago in the Jamaican village of Nine Mile.
Along with memorable love poems - he was quite a ladies' man - Burns celebrated the lowly and downtrodden.
She needed a notebook more than food. It would save her sanity and soul.
Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.