“Jezebel of Jazz” Anita O’Day dies at age 87

Friday, November 24, 2006 Anita O’Day, best known for her sassy rendition of “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Honeysuckle Rose” died in her sleep early Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2006. She was 87. Known as the “Jezebel of Jazz,” she was one of America’s most respected jazz vocalists whose vocal contemporaries included Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday […]

The Swiss vote yes to same-sex relationships and “Schengen/Dublin”

Sunday, June 5, 2005 The Swiss people have voted a double yes in referenda to the proposals over same-sex partnerships and the Schengen/Dublin bilateral agreements. Overall they voted 58.03% for the same-sex partnerships and 54.60% for Schengen/Dublin. The referendum of allowing the registration of same-sex partnerships was widely welcomed with the people voting 58.03% Yes […]

Wikinews interviews 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor Candidate Wayne Tseng

This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Thursday, October 22, 2020 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate Wayne Tseng answered some questions about his campaign for the upcoming election from Wikinews. The Lord Mayor election in the Australian city is […]

Scottish artist Alan Davie dies at age 93

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 The death of Scottish artist Alan Davie was announced on Sunday. Davie, 93, was known for his colourful abstract paintings. Davie’s career also saw turns as a jeweler, a jazz musician, a lecturer, and a poet. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk, in 1920, he studied painting from 1938 to 40 at […]

European airspace closed by volcanic ash

Thursday, April 15, 2010 Hundreds of thousands of air travelers had their travel plans disrupted in Europe by volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull eruption. Tens of thousands of air travelers were stranded when all flights into and out of the United Kingdom were grounded, as it became one of the first nations to be affected. […]

Doctor Who returns as UK Saturday night timeslot lord

Sunday, March 27, 2005 After almost a decade off the air, the science fiction television series Doctor Who returned with new episodes to BBC airwaves on Saturday night, drawing a large audience. Starring movie actor Christopher Eccleston, the ninth actor cast to play the Doctor, as the newly reincarnated Time Lord, the new series showed […]

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