This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1737

The Teatro di San...
The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated. The Real Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house in Naples, Italy. It is the oldest continuously active such venue in Europe. Founded by the Bourbon Charles VII of Naples (Carlo VII in Italian) of the Spanish branch of the dynasty, the theatre was inaugurated on 4 November 1737 — the king's name day — with a performance of Domenico Sarro's Achille in Sciro, an opera based on the play by the famous poet and dramatist who went by the name of Metastasio. Sarro also conducted the orchestra in two ballets as intermezzi, created by Grossatesta. At the time, it was the largest opera house in the world, seating 3,300.
Teatro di San Carlo, theatre

in 1783

W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria. The Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425, (known as the Linz Symphony) was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during a stopover in the Austrian town of Linz on his and his wife's way back home to Vienna from Salzburg in late 1783. The entire symphony was written in four days to accommodate the local count's announcement, upon hearing of the Mozarts' arrival in Linz, of a concert. The première in Linz took place on 4 November, 1783. The composition was also premièred in Vienna on 1 April, 1784. The autograph score of the "Linz Symphony" was not preserved.
Mozart, Linz, Austria, symphony

in 1921

The Sturmabteilung or SA...
The Sturmabteilung or SA is formed by Adolf Hitler The Sturmabteilung (SA) functioned as a paramilitary organization of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (or Nazi Party). It played a key role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. SA men were often called "brownshirts" for the colour of their uniforms (similar to Benito Mussolini's blackshirts).
Adolf Hitler, Sturmabteilung

Births

in 1575
Guido Reni

Guido Reni was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style.
in 1765
Pierre-Simon Girard

Pierre-Simon Girard was a French mathematician and engineer, who worked on fluids.

Deaths

in 1847
Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
in 1856
Hippolyte Delaroche

Hippolyte Delaroche commonly known as Paul Delaroche, was a French painter born in Paris. Delaroche was born into a wealthy family and was trained by Antoine-Jean, Baron Gros, who then painted life-size histories and had many students.
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