28th December 1913 (Sunday)

BORN TO MUSIC:

~ in Beijing (then known in the West as Peking) – Wang Luobin, Chinese folk song writer who, after graduating from music school in Beijing, spent 50 years collecting and revising western Chinese folk songs.

http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/97Arts13395.html

~ In Berlin – Polish musician Jozef Kropinski, survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/places/camps/death-camps/auschwitz/kropinskijozef/

~ in Ofena, Italy – Paolo Silveri, operatic baritone.

http://www.discogs.com/artist/1640301-Paolo-Silveri

Archaeology: In the Ancient Greek and Roman town of Cyrene in Libya,  Italian troops find a headless marble sculpture, “Venus of Cyrene”, after torrential rains washed away the topsoil at Trajan’s Baths in the Sanctuary of Apollo.  After a long sojourn in Italy she returned home to Cyrene in 2008.

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/miscellanea/museums/venuscyrene.html

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