On This Day 10 October

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-10-10
In 1911 the Wuchang Uprising led to the founding of the Republic of China; in 1967 the Outer Space Treaty came into force; in 1970 Fiji gained independence; in 1980 Thatcher famously said "The lady's not for turning". In 1917 Thelonious Monk was born.

Thelonious Monk

Born on the 10th of October, 1917 he was a jazz pianist and composer and the second most recorded composer, after Duke Ellington.

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"The piano ain't got no wrong notes".

just watching the speed at which his fingers move is mesmerising!

Other events on this day

  • 1911: outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising which led to the founding of the Republic of China
  • 1917: Thelonious Sphere Monk was born
  • 1967: the Outer Space Treaty came into force
  • 1970: Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1980: Margaret Thatcher, in a speech at the Conservative Party conference said "U-turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning."
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