Marco Polo: the merchant of Venice
1254 – Born Marco Polo, who was an Italian traveler and merchant who is famous for the stories attributed to him about the trip to East Asia, and its silk trades. Upon his return from China in 1295, Marco Polo’s family settled in Venice where he became a sensation and attracted crowds of listeners, who believed his stories about distant China.
Cornelio Saavedra: the “first president” Argentinian
1759 – Born Cornelio Judas Tadeo de Saavedra y Rodríguez, who was a military man, statesman and merchant of Bolivian origin who was the president of the First Government Junta in the May Revolution of 1810. He participated in the second English invasion as head of the body of Patricios and also served as president of the Big Board later.
Rawson was born
1865 – In the province of Chubut the foundation of the city of Rawson, which has been designated in tribute to doctor Guillermo Rawson, which supported the colonization of the Welsh in that Patagonian area. It is the provincial capital, it has an area of 12 square kilometers and a population of just over 31 thousand inhabitants.
First National Census
1869 – The First National Census until September 17 of that year, under the presidency of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. The main data produced by that consultation confirmed that Buenos Aires had a population of almost half a million inhabitants, Córdoba 210 thousand, Entre Ríos 134 thousand, Santiago del Estero 132 thousand and Corrientes 129 thousand.
Agatha Christie: Mother of Mystery
1890 – Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller better known as Agatha Christie, who was a world-renowned British mystery novel writer. Some of his most important works were “Murder in Mesopotamia”, “Death on the Nile”, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” and “Appointment with death”.
Emerges the “other” giant from Porto Alegre
1903 – In the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre the Gremio club was founded which is considered one of the most important in that nation. Of the titles achieved, the most notable are one Intercontinental Cup, three Copa Libertadores de América, two Recopa Sudamericana, two Brazilian Championships, five Brazilian Cups and one Brazilian Super Cup.
Adolfo Bioy Casares: huge “feather” national
1914 – Born Adolfo Bioy Casares, who was a prominent novelist, short story writer, and essayist who is considered one of the best in national literature. Some of his most outstanding works were “The invention of Morel”, “The perjury of the snow”, “Escape plan”, “The shadow side”, “The other adventure”, “Fantastic stories” and “Sleep in the sun”.
Fernando de la Rúa: name that will remain in history
1937 – Born Fernando de la Rua, who was a politician, university professor and lawyer who served as president of Argentina between 1999 and 2001. He was also the first Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires between 1996 and 1999, and in 1983 he was a candidate for the presidency for the Radical Civic Union (UCR) against Raúl Alfonsín.
Tommy Lee Jones: actor of race and action
1946 – Born Tommy Lee Jones, who is an American actor and filmmaker who won the Oscars in 1993 as best supporting actor, for his participation in the film “The fugitive”. Other films in which he stood out were “Batman Forever”, “JFK”, “Vulcan”, “Men in Black”, “Jason Bourne” and “Captain America the First Avenger”.
New album by Luis Fonsi
1998 – The Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi released his debut album called “I will start” which was released by Universal Music Latino record company, and has been certified Platinum for having sold over 200,000 copies at that time. Some featured songs are “If you wanted”, “Forgive me” and “Tell me how”.