Category: 14 Jan

14 January: Tribute to Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions.

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14 January: Remembering Chava Flores on Birth Anniversary

Chava Flores  (14 January 1920 – 5 August 1987) was a Mexican composer and singer of popular and folkloric music. In his songs, he often depicted the everyday lives of the people of Mexico City. In addition to performing with some of the biggest names in the industry, his passion for music has taken him all over the world. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has proven that his abilities are limitless.

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14 January: Remembering Carrie Derick on Birth Anniversary

Carrie Derick (14 January 1862 – 10 November 1941) was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian university, and the founder of McGill University’s Genetics Department. She was one of the first female professors of botany in Canada and was known for her research on heredity in plants.

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14 January: Tribute to Zhou Youguang

Zhou Youguang (13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017) was a Chinese linguist and sinologist who is known as the “father of Pinyin,” the official romanization system for Standard Chinese. He developed the system in the 1950s and it was later adopted by the government as the official method for transcribing Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet. It was officially adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982

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14 January: Tribute to Johann Philipp Reis on Death Anniversary

Johann Philipp Reis (7 January 1834 – 14 January 1874) was a self-taught German scientist and inventor. In 1861, he constructed the first make-and-break telephone, today called the Reis telephone. Reis imagined electricity could be propagated through space, as light can, without the aid of a material conductor, and he performed some experiments on the subject. He is credited with building the first telephone.

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